Music

Rachel Brandwein photo
Courtesy photo / Rachel Brandwein

We speak with a harpist who has synesthesia. When Dr. Rachel Brandwein hears music, she sees colors as well.


Capitol Steps photo
Courtesy photo / Capitol Steps

They’ve been a staple on PBS for years, and this weekend the politically-skewering satire group The Capitol Steps will be at The Whiting Theater in Flint. Hear from the man who co-authored this year’s comedy revue.


20th century music highlights MSU Symphony concert

Sep 27, 2016

MSU Symphony conductor Kevin Noe previews this Friday’s lineup of 20th century masterworks at the Wharton Center.


Keys to Creativity album art exhibit photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Album covers used to get almost as much attention as the music inside. The Keys to Creativity gallery in the Lansing Mall marks the “Golden Age of Album Art” from 1967 to ‘83 with an exhibit through October 6th. Current State’s Scott Pohl has a look.


Mary Flower photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Michigan BluesFest returns to Lansing this weekend, and our Live Music Friday guest is Mary Flower, in town from Portland, Oregon to perform tonight. We also talk with organizer Terry Terry about this year’s BluesFest.


Harpsichord photo
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It’s an ancestor to the piano, and over the past few years it's been making a comeback. Meet the man from the Flint Institute of Music who teaches how to play the harpsichord.


MSU, DSO join forces in BrassWorks showcase

Sep 14, 2016
Beaumont Brass photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

This Sunday night at MSU’s Fairchild Theatre, a new Spartan sound comes to the stage. The Beaumont Brass and friends unveil “Spartan Fanfare.” Current State's Peter Whorf has a preview.


Yafim Bronfman photo
Dario Acosta

The great pianist Yefim Bronfman is making appearances this weekend in Michigan, first with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky on Friday, then on Sunday, a solo piano performance at the Wharton Center. We ask him about maneuvering that split personality.


Ten Pound Fiddle kicks off 42nd season

Sep 12, 2016
Andy Irvine photo
Courtesy photo / Ten Pound Fiddle

The 42nd season of Ten Pound Fiddle concerts kicks off this weekend. We talk with Sally Potter about this year's lineup.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra kicks off their concert season this weekend. We speak with Maestro Timothy Muffitt about the concert.


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