Classical music

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.

Divisions | DSO Live

Apr 11, 2019
Detroit Symphony Orchestra on stage
Courtesy / Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Apr. 12, 2019, 10:40am on 90.5 FM | It's the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from historic, acoustically acclaimed Orchestra Hall.

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.


PBS

Fri. Dec 28 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch the celebration of  an amazing composer and conductor.   

Harmonia Mundi


Roméo et Juliette | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 29, 2018
A scene from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., May 5 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The sweeping tragedy returns with Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel, both celebrated in French repertoire, as the star crossed young lovers and Plácido Domingo conducts.

Cendrillon | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 22, 2018
A scene from Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet'sCendrillon . Photographed here at the Santa Fe Opera.
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., April 28 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Cendrillon is an opera described as a "fairy tale" in four acts by Jules Massenet.

Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Apr. 28 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, conductor David Rayl presents.

Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado in Adès' "The Exterminating Angel."
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., April 21 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. 

Andrew Eccles

Earlier this week, the Wharton Center announced their 2018-19 season. Our fine arts expert, Jamie Paisley sat down with Wharton Center executive director Mike Brand, and communications director Diane Willcox to talk about their year of classical music and a few plays coming to East Lansing.


Luisa Miller | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 8, 2018
A scene from Verdi's Luisa Miller.
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., April 14 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.

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