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Northern Arts & Culture: Craig Randal Johnson joins the NMU Orchestra for a special performance

Pianist Craig Randal Johnson
Bob Stacke
Pianist Craig Randal Johnson

A talk with Dr. Barbara Rhyneer of the NMU Orchestra

The Northern Michigan University's Department of Music presents a concert with the NMU Orchestra on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 with special guest pianist Craig Randal Johnson.

The orchestra will perform the music of Edvard Grieg with Craig Randal Johnson as piano soloist. The program features the Piano Concerto in A Minor by Grieg, along with Gustav Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, and the March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

Dr. Barbara Rhyneer, NMU Orchestra Director, joined Kurt Hauswirth in our studios to discuss background on the orchestra, concert prep, the program and more.

Dr. Barbara Rhyneer as a guest in our main studio
Kurt Hauswirth
Dr. Barbara Rhyneer as a guest in our main studio
A chat with Dr. Barbara Rhyneer, director of the NMU Orchestra

The NMU Orchestra performance takes place Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7:30 pm at the Reynolds Recital Hall on Northern Michigan University's campus. The concert is free and masks are not required.

Find out more information at the NMU Music Department page, or the Facebook event page.

The concert will be live-streamed at the following link:

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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