MSU Faculty Recital Series

Monthly Specials

Live broadcasts from the campus of Michigan State University, featuring performances by MSU College of Music faculty. Listen Live online on 90.5 WKAR and WKAR Classical at the scheduled concert date and time.

Past MSU Faculty Recital episodes are not available for on-demand listening at this time.

 Women of University Chorale
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Sat. Feb. 7 at 8pm on 90.5 | Live from Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center on the Michigan State campus.

composite of portraits of Beethoven, Ellington
MSU College of Music

Fri. Nov. 21 8pm - 90.5 WKAR | The best of classical and jazz: Beethoven and Ellington.

Sachs with trumpet

Thu. Oct. 23 - 7:30pm on 90.5 FM WKAR | MSU Wind Symphony performs Aaron Jay Kernis's "a Voice, a Messenger" with guest soloist Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kevin Sedatole conducts.

Kevin Noe with Orchestra
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8pm Fri. Sept. 26 on FM 90.5 WKAR

MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe
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Sat. Apr. 26 - 8pm - 90.5 WKAR | Kevin Noe leads the MSU Symphony and faculty soloist Melanie Helton in Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Mon., March 17, 7:30 pm on 90.5 FM |  MSU College of Music presents "Russian Gems" as part of the Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival.

Fri. Feb. 7 at 8pm on 90.5 FM and here at Listen Live 90.5 WKAR  | Join WKAR host Jody Knol on 90.5 Classical for a live broadcast of the MSU Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Noe. 

7:30pm Monday Jan. 27 LIVE on 90.5 FM | MSU faculty artists pay musical tribute to the composer on his 258th birthday.

8pm Sat.  Dec. 14 on 90.5 | Live broadcast from Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf.

Portrait: Dmitri Berlinsky
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8pm Saturday Nov. 16 LIVE on 90.5 FM | Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, with International Chamber soloists.

7:30pm Monday Nov. 4 LIVE on 90.5 FM | Cellist Suren Bagratuni and pianist Minsoo Sohn play Schubert, Franck and Shostakovich. Live from the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State.

7:30pm Monday Oct. 28 LIVE on 90.5 FM | Both wonderful and marvelous -- the music of George Gershwin runs the gamut from the folk opera Porgy and Bess to the classic Rhapsody in Blue. Live from the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State.

Portrait: Kevin Sedatole
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WKAR Radio will wrap up its debut season of MSU Faculty Recital Series with the MSU Wind Symphony on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

portrait: Minsoo Sohn
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7pm Wednesday, January 30 on 90.5 WKAR
MSU Faculty Recital Series features pianist and College of Music professor Minsoo Sohn.

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7:30pm Wednesday, December 5 on 90.5 WKAR
The premiere radio broadcast of the MSU Faculty Recital Series features College of Music professor emeritus Ralph Votapek, performing works by Haydn, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Ravel.