90.5 Classical

The Merry Widow | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Susan Graham sings on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 30 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love.

Niblock and friends sitting around a microphone
Jody Knol / WKAR-MSU

Wed., Nov. 1 at 8pm on 90.5 FM or LISTEN HERE NOW | Dr. James Niblock, composer, chairman and professor emeritus of the then MSU Department of Music, turns 100 on November 1!

MSU Symphony Orchestra | MSU in Concert

Sep 28, 2017
orchestra
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Friday at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Take a break and enjoy the beautiful music from the Michigan State Symphony Orchestra!

Celebrate 95 with TOP 95 Countdown!

Jul 10, 2017
WKAR Top 95 Countdown
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

WKAR and Michigan State University entered the era of radio broadcasting on August 18, 1922! Join us this August as we celebrate 95 years making a difference in your capital region. 

TECHNOTE: HD radio service discontinued

Jun 30, 2017

WKAR radio’s HD service has been discontinued as of June 30, 2017.

July Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jun 27, 2017
Kevin Noe with Orchestra
courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This July, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

June Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jun 7, 2017
Bagratuni on cello
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This June, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

Der Rosenkavalier | Metropolitan Opera

May 8, 2017
Erin Morley  and Günther Groissböck on stage
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

May 13 at 1pm on 90.5 WKAR Radio | The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. 

Verdi: Viva L’Italia | A2SO

May 5, 2017
Italy: Colosseum
Courtesy / A2SO

Sun. May 7 at 4pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Hill Auditorium | All aboard for your Grand Tour to Italy with A2SO, filled with the most melodic operatic choruses of all time.

Cyrano de Bergerac | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 30, 2017
Jennifer Rowley and Roberto Alagna on stage
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

May 6 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR RADIO | The comedy/tragedy of Cyrano de Bergerac and his beloved Roxane.

Met Opera: Michael Volle in brown suit
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Apr. 29 at 1pm on 90.5. FM WKAR Radio |  Der Fliegende Holländer is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. 

Eugene Onegin | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 17, 2017
Met Opera's main characters on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. April 22 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Tchaikovsky’s many moods—tender, grand, melancholy—are all given free rein in Eugene Onegin. 

Romeo et Juliette | Great Performances

Apr 13, 2017
Met Opera's main characters on stage
Courtesy of Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Fri. April 14 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Relish Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau in Bartlett Sher’s staging of Gounod’s opera.

Aida | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 9, 2017
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Sat. Apr. 15 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. 

Tristan and Isolde | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 3, 2017
Met Opera's main characters on stage
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Apr. 8 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Tristan und Isolde continues the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński!

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