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During Black History Month, WKAR will be exploring issues, events and perspectives involving the black experience.

They meld two seemingly diverse musical styles: classical music and hip hop. Meet one of the members of Black Violin, the string duo coming to the Wharton Center this Friday Night.


Colin Bell

At the age of 9, violinist Sarah Chang played with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, AND recorded her first CD. Now, in her mid-30’s, Sarah Chang has cemented her reputation as an “A-list” violinist. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with her ahead of a couple of Mid-Michigan appearances the virtuoso is scheduled to make this week.


Walter Verdehr photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

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.


http://johnnygandelsman.com/

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. His father Yuri is a professor of viola here at Michigan State University.  His mother Janna is a pianist, and his sister Natasha is a violinist as well.

Johnny Gandelsman is well known for his roles in the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and the multi-faceted Silk Road Ensemble, two of today’s notable stereotype-defying music groups.

Careen Loos

For centuries,  the Stradivarius Violins have been acknowledged as fine instruments, whose work is set as a standard by all violin makers.  The instrument was made by Antonio Stradivarius at Cremona, Italy, in 1690s.

Now with radiology technology, members from MSU Radiology department and Mid-Michigan MRI, Inc.,  are able to scan and look at the inside of the instrument without opening it.  Current State's Peter Whorf take us to see how art and science come together.