Jamie Paisley

Radio host and fine arts producer

Questionnaire:

Hometown(s)?
Lansing, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Brookline, MA; Ithaca, NY; Avondale, PA

To what faults do you find yourself most indulgent?
Cheesesteaks

How do you spend your free time?
Old movies & TV shows with a sprinkling of boardgames

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I'd like to instantly transport myself anywhere in the world. I love travel, but hate the traveling.

What sound or noise do you love?
An audience singing along impromptu with a performance.

What sound or noise do you hate?
The scraping of chalkboards... fortunately, chalkboards are on the way out.

Do you like sports?
No... but I like feigning ignorance about sports.

Who is your favorite composer?
NOOO! Too hard! Top 5 of the moment, at least: Stravinsky; Brahms; Dowland; John Adams; Stephen Sondheim
 

Jamie Paisley

MSU Opera Theater Director Melanie Helton discusses their pairing of one-act Operas opening this week with WKAR's Jamie Paisley.


Courtesy: Dr. Aubin

Saturday night at the Potter Center in Jackson, the JSO continues their season-long celebration of the birth of Leonard Bernstein's 100 years ago. WKAR's Jamie Paisley speaks with JSO's conductor, Dr. Matthew Aubin about the Bernstein (& Bernstein adjacent) pieces on the program.


Adriane White

Conductor Cristian Macelaru speaks with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about his upcoming tour performance with the National Symphony of Romania at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.


This week on Current State: MSU Trustees changes; Simon effect on MSU; Flint Registry Goes Online; Comparing the lame duck to years past; Romanian Symphony at Wharton; Previewing PBS Kids Day; Brad Salem Gets New Role at MSU and Michiganders react to R. Kelly Docuseries. 


Jamie Paisley

She is one of, if not THE, most recorded and celebrated harpists in the world and tonight Yolanda Kondonassis joins the Lansing Symphony. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley attended a rehearsal and met with her backstage at the Wharton Center to talk about the concerto she commissioned and is performing this Friday evening, and how cows have become a harpist's problem.


Some late breaking MSU & Statehouse news. Plus a look back at some of our more memorable stories from 2018. 


Ava Ordman

Thursday night at the Wharton Center, the Lansing Symphony plays a piece of classical music from a local composer and was inspired by his children. WKAR's Classical Host, Jamie Paisley has more.


Tony Spinelli

The Jackson Symphony had a problem with their concert coming up this Saturday: A lack of Chinese Medicine Balls. More on this unique symphonic dilemma with the JSO’s conductor, Dr. Matthew Aubin.


Umberto Nicoletti

They’re from across the Atlantic, but the Czech Philharmonic’s new conductor, Semyon Bychkov is bringing them to Michigan next week. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with this now-famous conductor who got his start in Grand Rapids.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

This Thursday night marks the start of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s new season of concerts at the Wharton Center. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with Maestro Timothy Muffitt to talk about how this concert crosses borders while bringing a successful violinist back home to Lansing.


On this week's Current State: how the Larry Nassar & Flint Water Crisis are now part of the Michigan governor's campaigns; how the political marriage gap is closing; enthusiasm among young voters; resources for sexual assault victims triggered by Dr. Ford's testimony; grey wolves relocated in the UP; and a movie cameo by the Jackson Symphony music director.


Courtesy: Dr. Aubin

Saturday, Sept 29th, the Jackson Symphony begins their 69th season at the Potter Center. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more on the concert from the J.S.O.’s music director, Dr. Matthew Aubin who could recently be seen making an on-screen cameo for the film "Bel Canto."


On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


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If you’ve gone walking around Lansing over the past couple of weeks, you might have seen something on the sidewalk: Poetry. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more about this public art, the Lansing Sidewalk Poetry project.


Harmonia Mundi


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