Flint Symphony Orchestra

Jamie Paisley

This Saturday, they officially turn 100 years old. The Flint Symphony Orchestra’s landmark 100th season comes to a close and WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Flint to speak with the Maestro who’s led them to the century mark.


Maestro Enrique Diemecke photo
Courtesy photo / Enrique Diemecke

The Flint Symphony Orchestra begins their landmark 100th season this weekend. We speak with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about kicking the celebration off by playing music that appeared on that very first concert a century ago.


Enrique Diemecke bust at FSO
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Next year marks the landmark 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s existence. Current State speaks with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the highlights of the 2016-17 season.


NEW! on 90.5: Flint Symphony Orchestra

Apr 27, 2016
Conductor with arms outspread
Courtesy / Flint Symphony Orchestra

Starts Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2pm on 90.5 FM

Maestro Enrique Diemecke & Jamie Paisley photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

The Flint Symphony takes on an African-American composer in their concert this weekend, William Grant Still. It’s part of the “Black Classical Origins” series from the Flint Institute of Music. We speak with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about Saturday’s concert and its aim of engaging the African-American community in the classical arts.


Enrique Diemecke photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Symphony Orchestra

We chat with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the Flint Symphony’s concert this weekend, where the maestro will break down Mahler’s superstitious "Ninth Symphony" into bite-size pieces.