MSU College of Music

Elixer of Love rehearsal photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Current State previews the MSU College of Music’s production of the comedic opera “The Elixir of Love.”


Chad Boorsma

This weekend, six principal musicians of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra perform a concert featuring music from the early 20th century collection of French composers nicknamed Les Six. LSO Principal flutist and MSU College of Music Professor Richard Sherman spoke with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about this concert which culminates in all six players combining for the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 3pm in the Molly Grove Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Lansing.

Michael Dease photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is Michael Dease, a world-class trombone player who teaches in the MSU College of Music’s Jazz Studies program. His most recent album is “Father Figure.”

The Grand Concert Series, FREE | The Lansing City Market and WKAR are excited to announce the return of the summer concerts on the riverfront! 

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When it comes to music, there is something to be said about perfectionism. Maurice Duruflé was a composer whose severe self-criticism allowed him to only publish 14 works during his lifetime. David Rayl with the MSU College of Music talks about preparing for one of these intricate masterpieces for a performance coming up this weekend: the Duruflé Requiem.

The MSU College of Music travels off-campus this Saturday for a concert at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Lansing.  The venue was chosen because the musicians need one particular instrument for this concert: the organ.

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