classiclectic

Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 12pm

Classiclectic is an eclectic collection of classical music, on Public Radio 90.  Kurt Hauswirth hosts a journey through all corners of the classical music spectrum, from ancient to modern, exploring different styles, juxtapositions and unexpected surprises from Public Radio 90’s classical music library; the familiar and the uncommon to excite and charm your day.

Send in your classical music request to Kurt at khauswir@nmu.edu 

Host Kurt Hauswirth

Mission Statement:

Classiclectic’s mission is to foster love, knowledge and enthusiasm for classical music; to expand the awareness and accessibility to the art form; to highlight and explore the stories and performances of the arts community; to continue serving the community of the Upper Great Lakes Region through the vision of Public Radio 90 WNMU.

Regular Features:

10:01  - NPR News

10:07 - Composer's Datebook

11:00 - Northern Notes

11:50 - Local News and Weather (Marine Forecast May-October)

Local arts and culture interviews also can be heard during this program

(Playlist times are approximate)

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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The Copper Country Associated Artists are holding the 58th annual Eagle Harbor Art Fair the weekend of August 11th, 2018 in the Copper Country.  We spoke with Chairperson Linda Dodge about the event:


Marquette City Band

The Marquette City Band is holding its annual Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival in Marquette, bringing together community band instrumentalists from across the U.S. for fun, education, concerts and more.  We spoke to Dr. Stephen Grugin, Director of the Marquette City Band and Director of Bands/Professor of Low Brass at Northern Michigan University:


bonifasarts.org

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

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!

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.

North Coast Chamber Players - Facebook

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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