It’s the week of the Academy Awards and we’ll try to help you get a leg up on your office Oscar pool with WKAR’s afternoon classical music host Jamie Paisley about the five Best Score nominees, including the 50th Oscar nomination for John Williams.
Fresh off their appearance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, our Live Music Friday guests are the duo of Stan and Ben. Stan Budzynski and Ben Hall perform and discuss their time in Memphis.
This weekend, the Lansing Symphony becomes a Broadway band. We speak with Maestro Timothy Muffitt, as well as Flint native & American Idol contestant, LaKisha Jones about Saturday’s “Broadway Rocks” concert.
We’ll head to Grand Rapids to visit a community-based orchestra, who’ll be performing a world premiere tomorrow night. Current State’s Jamie Paisley speaks with the Music Director of the Kent Philharmonic and the Florida-based composer of that world premiere: Trilogy for Organ & Orchestra.
Our Live Music Friday guest this week is Brittany DeYoung, the principal harpist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. On Saturday, she’ll perform “The Scottish Fantasy” with the LSO and guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
More than 40 years and hundreds of recordings later, MSU violinist Walter Verdehr is as busy as ever. Tonight, he performs in the Michigan State University College of Music Artist-Faculty Recital Series.