Kurt Hauswirth

Classical Music Host/ Programmer / Producer

Kurt lives in Marquette with his wife Abbey and son Graeme, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He was born in Marquette and has been a Yooper his whole life. He loves spending time with his family, writing and producing his own music, reading, running, and listening to any music that catches his ear. Kurt graduated from NMU in December 2009 with a degree in Music Education, specializing in Choral Music. He taught music at North Star Academy in Marquette, Messmer High School in Milwaukee, and worked as an aide at Marquette Senior High School. Since 5th grade, Kurt has sung solo and in choir, played trombone in band since middle school, and was in multiple musical ensembles and theatre productions at NMU where he was also a voice student of Dr. Robert Englehart. Kurt hopes to continue collaborating with fellow musicians and sharing his love of the arts with all our Public Radio 90 listeners. In addition to hosting and producing Classical Music programs, Kurt will present local arts and culture features as well as interviews with musicians, composers and authors. He’s the one to contact to schedule an interview, and he also assists in the training of student on-air board ops. You’ll also see him around our listening area recording our regional classical music performances to air on Public Radio 90. Of course, he’ll also be joining us during our fundraising campaigns looking for listeners like you that help make everything possible.


Northern Michigan University

Jon Teichman came to our studios to talk about what he calls a Vinyl Record Show that is more like an expo; a place for music fans to come together and discuss music and root through a collection of multiple vendors' wares.


Bonifas Arts Center Facebook Page

Kurt Hauswirth spoke again with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects at the Bonifas Arts Center, about ongoing gallery events and special October events as well.  Events covered are the Night of Magic & Wizardry, ArtPrize, classes at the Bonifas, Northern Exposure and the Golden Age of Album Covers in the gallery.



The Crystal Theatre

Kurt Hauswirth spoke by phone with the manager of The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, MI, Angie Dohl.  There are numerous events to wrap up the regular event season in October 2018 at the theatre, including Beethoven and Banjos, the Madison Bach Musicians, and a special screening of a spooky film with live theatre organ accompaniment!

Check thecrystaltheatre.org for event listings, and find them on Facebook and Instagram.


Marquette Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page

The BachFest is underway for the Marquette community, and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra is taking part in the festivities.  For their first concert of the season, titled "From Bach to the Future," they feature a tribute to J.S. Bach.  Music selections include Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and Tre Corali.  This concert will also be the first of the season including Octavio Mas-Arocas as the new Principal Conductor of the MSO.  We spoke with him in the studio leading up to the concert:



Marquette Arts & Culture Center

The first BachFest Marquette festival is a season-long festival which celebrates the life and legacy of J.S. Bach.  The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, with local musician Nancy Railey, created this festival with ten unique musical events with the goals of highlighting musical and artistic talent in the community, while also inspiring and engaging listeners of all ages with classical music.  Kurt Hauswirth welcomed Nancy along with Tristan Luoma from the MACC to the studios for an interview about the upcoming events in the festival:


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