Classical music

MSU musicians celebrate Mozart's birthday

Jan 27, 2014

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be celebrated tonight at 7:30 at MSU's Fairchild Theatre as the College of Music presents its annual "Happy Birthday Mozart" concert.  Woodwind musicians will perform several of Mozart's chamber works, and faculty vocalists will sing arias from three of Mozart's best known operas: "Don Giovanni", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi Fan Tutte".

LSO concert highlights Tchaikovsky's legacy

Jan 10, 2014
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Saturday night at Wharton center. The program will be mostly Russian ballet music from several eras.

LSO celebrates season with holiday favorites

Dec 19, 2013
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert is Sunday at Wharton Center. Current State’s Melissa Benmark spoke with conductor Timothy Muffitt about the music, starting with some pieces that will include local students.

MSU Opera presents 'The Magic Flute'

Nov 22, 2013

The Michigan State University Opera Theatre is presenting Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” starting Friday night in the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre.

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A group of musicians from Turkey will be at Kellogg Center tonight. The name of the concert is “Heritage of 1000 Years.”

MSU violinist performs Vivaldi at Cook Hall

Nov 13, 2013

MSU Violin Professor Dmitri Berlinsky performs a program of virtuoso violin works this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at MSU’s Cook Recital Hall.

LSO concert features Mozart's 'Requiem'

Nov 8, 2013
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Saturday night at Wharton Center. Conductor Timothy Muffitt says he’s quite pleased with the lineup.

Maestro Neeme Jarvi returns to Michigan

Nov 6, 2013
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus Neeme Jarvi returns to Michigan to conduct the Estonian National Orchestra Friday.

Three sonatas take center stage at Fairchild Theatre

Nov 4, 2013

MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni and assistant professor of piano Minsoo Sohn perform tonight at the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre.  WKAR will broadcast the concert live at 7:30.

MSU Symphony concert features Beethoven, R.V.W.

Oct 25, 2013
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The MSU Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is tonight at Wharton Center. The program begins with Beethoven’s Second Symphony.

Current State #171 | October 3, 2013

Oct 3, 2013

Today on Current State: count day for public schools; Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps; Voices of Experience with Frank Kelley, Part II; and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's second MasterWorks concert.

Latest LSO performance features all Russian program

Oct 3, 2013
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s second MasterWorks concert of the season is on Saturday at Wharton Center. It features music of Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov, and the two violin concertos by Prokofiev.

LSO wraps up season with Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff

May 9, 2013
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Tonight, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season with a program featuring music from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Number One. Current State's Melissa Benmark caught up with conductor Timothy Muffitt for a preview.

Current State #70 | April 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing police chief retires; folk legend Tom Paxton; Michigan tourism; world renowned trumpeter Alison Balsom; and the Lansing Marathon.

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Trumpeter Alison Balsom is one of the world’s premiere performers on the classical stage and on major recording labels.  She comes to Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium Saturday, April 20th. WKAR's Peter Whorf previews her concert.