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Jamie Paisley | WKAR

With the outbreak and pandemic of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, many cultural organizations have been cancelling their performances out of concern for public health and safety. However, many arts organizations are using this opportunity to live stream their performances from otherwise empty venues. We will attempt to keep and update this list active for the next few weeks as a way to connect and enjoy performances while we continue to face this emergency situation.

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.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy: Timothy Muffitt / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Michigan classical fans may have noticed that the Lansing Symphony’s season is off to a late start. That’s because this past summer’s new roof project at the Wharton Center meant pushing back a few weeks. But WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Maestro Timothy Muffitt about how the LSO used the October start to its advantage.


Verdi: Viva L’Italia | A2SO

May 5, 2017
Italy: Colosseum
Courtesy / A2SO

Sun. May 7 at 4pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Hill Auditorium | All aboard for your Grand Tour to Italy with A2SO, filled with the most melodic operatic choruses of all time.

Parker sitting at piano
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Sat. Sep. 10 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from Hill Auditorium, it's opening night for the 2016-17 season of  the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker

National Memorial Day Concert 2016

May 25, 2016
Courtesy of Capital Concerts / PBS

Sun. May 29 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

picture of Barbara Bailey Hutchinson
Courtesy of Barbara Bailey Hutchinson

The Michigan concert scene for September is led by shows with Van Halen, AC/DC and the opening of this year’s Ten Pound Fiddle schedule. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal. 

MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

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

Cello takes center stage at MSU music series

Mar 18, 2014
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MSU’s College of Music Cello Plus series has grown into one of Michigan’s largest chamber festivals. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with Cello Plus founder Suren Bagratuni and visiting composer Vache Sharafyan about this Wednesday’s concert at Fairchild Theatre.

Verdehr Trio celebrates 40th anniversary

Jun 24, 2013
WKAR file photo

For 40 years, Walter and Elsa Verdehr have made up two-thirds of the Verdehr Trio. They’ve been joined by a number of pianists over the years. Silvia Roederer has been the third member for the last 15 years. During that time, their repertoire has included hundreds of pieces that were specially commissioned for violin, clarinet and piano.

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