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.

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Summertime in the Upper Peninsula means art for all.  Art opportunities abound in Escanaba and the surrounding areas, and the Bonifas Arts Center helps in coordinating these events.  We spoke with the artistic director of the Bonifas, Pasqua Warstler, about the summer art events.


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The play "Anatomy of a Murder" will be presented by the Vista Theater in Negaunee, directed by Sophie Sam.  We spoke with Sophie about the production thus far and what the audience can expect.

The production runs from August 2-4 & 9-11 at 7pm, and August 5 & 12 at 2pm.  More information and tickets available at vistatheater.org

Next on Peninsula Performances:

7/27 & 31: Superior Festival Orchestra 2003 / 2004

Revisit the Superior String Alliance’s Superior Festival Orchestra concerts from 2003 and 2004, with music of Mendelssohn, Enescu, Tchaikovsky and more.  Performances from July 2003 and 2004.

Friday evenings at 8pm ET (Encore Tuesday afternoons at 1pm ET)

Vine Pair

On this Tour Chat, Evelyn Massaro and Kurt Hauswirth discuss more things to do for fun and exploration in the Imperial Cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest.  They discuss good drinks, Viennese vineyards, quality of life and sustainability, and the transit system!Check our tour blog for full info on how to register for the trip, plus take a look through that itinerary to see what's scheduled!  Come have fun with us in the Imperial Cities April 2019!

Axiom Brass

Next on Peninsula Performances:

7/20 & 24: Axiom Brass

 

Lend your ear to the Axiom Brass Quintet, with a performance from their Siril Artist Residency on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Performance from March 2018.

 

Friday evenings at 8pm ET (Encore Tuesday afternoons at 1pm ET)

 

SAIL Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula

The Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) celebrates its 20th anniversary the week of July 23rd with a week of events titled "Access for All."  Sarah Peurakoski is the Executive Director of SAIL, the Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and she stopped by our studios to tell our listeners about SAIL and the free events for all community members.

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The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?"  This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.

Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program:

The Crystal Theatre

We spoke with Angie Dohl, manager of The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, MI about their summer events; Pipe Organ performances, Fungus Fest concerts, and a special visit from Judy Collins.

Visit thecrystaltheatre.org for more information and tickets.  Visit here to find out about the Humongous Fungus Festival.

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