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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.

ASMF - Benjamin Ealovega

Monday night, superstar violinist Joshua Bell will be in East Lansing at the Wharton Center, bringing his London-based ensemble, The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and his four-million-dollar Stradivarius. It’s part of a nationwide tour the group embarked upon this week starting in Florida. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley caught up with Joshua Bell on his way to the airport at the start of this tour.


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.


Carlin Ma

Elliot Wuu is only a teenager and the Lansing Symphony has brought him to town to help close their concert season at the Wharton Center.


Courtesy: MSU College of Music

Michigan’s State’s College of Music is teaming up with MSU’s James Madison College to present a Symphony. But one with a lot of emotional weight to it. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more with a bass-baritone and a Holocaust historian.


Jamie Paisley

The Lansing Symphony welcomes a guest cellist this Saturday to the Wharton Center and WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with the artist who also likes to dabble in funny filmmaking: Nicholas Canellakis.


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.


Ava Ordman

Thursday night at the Wharton Center, the Lansing Symphony plays a piece of classical music from a local composer and was inspired by his children. WKAR's Classical Host, Jamie Paisley has more.


Tony Spinelli

The Jackson Symphony had a problem with their concert coming up this Saturday: A lack of Chinese Medicine Balls. More on this unique symphonic dilemma with the JSO’s conductor, Dr. Matthew Aubin.


Umberto Nicoletti

They’re from across the Atlantic, but the Czech Philharmonic’s new conductor, Semyon Bychkov is bringing them to Michigan next week. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with this now-famous conductor who got his start in Grand Rapids.


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