Classical music

Book - Oxford University Press; Sewell - Interlochen Public Radio

In September of 2020, a biography was published about a pioneer in electronic music in the dawn of the age of the synthesizer, as well as in transgender issues when she revealed in 1979 that she had been living as a woman for 11 years by then. WKAR's Jamie Paisley spoke with the author of Wendy Carlos: A Biography, Dr. Amanda Sewell.

Candles Burning Brightly | WKAR Radio

Dec 7, 2020
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Thu. Dec. 10 at 9pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING |  A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities … and plenty of music.

MSU In Concert: Handel's Messiah | WKAR Radio

Dec 7, 2020
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Fri. Dec. 11 at 7pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Enjoy this classical Handel's piece with MSU in Concert

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Tue., Sept. 8, 9am-4pm on 90.5 FM and STREAMING | Celebrate the day that marks the importance of reading for all!

Monday on WKAR, we brought you an introduction to the newly announced 2020-2021 season of the Wharton Center of Performing Arts and their popular Broadway selections. Today, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley digs deeper with some more of next season’s selections, plus what the Wharton Center plans on doing, at this point, about coronavirus concerns and public health. 


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy: Timothy Muffitt / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Timothy Muffitt of the Lansing Symphony came to the WKAR Studios to speak with classical host Jamie Paisley about this weekend's "Masterworks 4" concert with the LSO and how it aims to transport us during our usual mid-January doldrums in mid-Michigan.


Pictures At An Exhibition | DSO Live

Nov 14, 2019
Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin
Courtesy / Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Nov. 15 at 10:40am on WKAR Radio 90.5FM and streaming | Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to Orchestra Hall to conduct the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Another Time and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Monica Ellis and Mark Dover of Imani Winds photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A Grammy Award-nominated chamber music group has spent the week in East Lansing, working with MSU College of Music students ahead of a Wharton Center concert tonight. WKAR’s Scott Pohl spent some time with two members of Imani Winds to discuss their work and their plans for tonight’s performance.


Tamia Boyd / WKAR-MSU

The Celebrating the Spectrum program is hosted by the Michigan State University College of Music. It allows teens on the autism spectrum to experience being a music major. 

Courtesy photo / Wharton Center - wikimedia

Yesterday, the Wharton Center announced their 2019-2020 season and WKAR’s Jamie Paisley returns with Wharton's Executive Director to dig a bit more regarding the classical events which add a good deal of diversity coming to East Lansing's arts scene.

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