Classiclectic

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Experience an eclectic collection of classical music with host Kurt Hauswirth, weekdays from 9:30am to Noon only on Public Radio 90.  Find your listening journey taking you through all corners of the classical music spectrum.

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Fridays are Genre Fluid Fridays: Kurt curates a playlist of music just past the bounds of the usual in classical, where new composers and their works are featured.

Kurt also handles the Classiclectic Connection, a classical+ music blog and podcast which aims to amplify local classical music performances, arts & culture information, new releases and more.

Subscribe to the Classiclectic Connection at iTunes or find on NPR.

Host Kurt Hauswirth

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-FM.

If you'd like an arts and culture event to be featured, follow this link for instructions, then send your piece to khauswir@nmu.edu!

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Marquette Symphony Orchestra

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra has officially canceled its April 18 performance at Kaufman Auditorium and moved the entire program to September.

The orchestra announced last month that the “Spring Collaborations” performance was postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The MSO Board of Trustees has decided that the concert could not be rescheduled during the 2019-2020 season.
 

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From Charles Eshbach, Marketing Director for the Pine Mountain Music Festival: 

The Board of Directors of the Pine Mountain Music Festival has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Season due to the uncertainty of our venues along with the mobility and safety of our patrons and friends.

Our 30th anniversary celebration presentation of Appalachian Spring along with the UPstarts and Bergonzi Trio will be an exciting tribute to the Festival's stellar run in June 2021.

Fundraising will continue in order to meet our operating costs and fund our 2021 season.

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Hello dear listeners,

As you are all aware at this point, the COVID-19 "new coronavirus" pandemic is making sweeping changes  quickly in our country and across the world. At Public Radio 90, we are keeping the music, news and information you need on the air. It is with your support that we are able to do so - thank you.

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Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.

We waded through new waters with music of William Susman, Catherine McMichael, and Derek Bermel. We heard new recordings of Samuil Feinberg and Benjamin Britten. And, we covered all kinds of works: a piano sonata, music for mixed ensemble, a cantata with an opera orchestra, a consort for ten winds, sax and piano, art song and more.

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Many new music releases are about a style, an artist, or a particular composer. The Poetry of Places seems to promote a kind of spatial awareness through the process of creating and listening to new music.

Nadia Shpachenko spent some time talking about her new album for Public Radio 90 on Classiclectic:


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MARQUETTE -- Bring the whole family to the Marquette Symphony Orchestra's Sing with the Symphony family pops concert! It's Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.

The performance will feature the five finalists from the MSO's first Sing with the Symphony competition. Curt Kowalski, Jacob Laitinen, Gabrielle McNally, Leslie Parkkonen and Olivia Wachnicki will each perform with the orchestra backing them up. The five singers won the MSO's contest in September with vocal pieces from different genres.

Octavio Mas-Arocas, Principal Conductor of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, came to Public Radio 90 to converse with Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth about the concert:


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Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.

Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.

Today's program celebrated sounds familiar and new; traditional and esoteric. We heard African-American spirituals, a multitude of piano works, an auto-tuned choir, music for violin and electronics, and a Grammy-nominated work.

Sony Classical

On this edition of the Classiclectic Connection, we speak with Trumpeter Paul Merkelo, all about his newest project The Enlightened Trumpet, which is his first release on Sony Classical. Paul is Principal Trumpet with the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, and on this album, releases music of Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart and Hummel; all music from the Age of Enlightenment, and all music featuring different kinds of trumpets throughout the instrument's development. He's joined on this recording with the Oxford Philharmonic and Marius Papadopoulos.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Paul by phone, and discussed the trumpet's evolution throughout time, Paul's influences and trumpet heroes, and what it was like working with a different orchestra than his own:


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Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.

We went all over the map today; classical music exploration with performers like Jade Simmons, The London Session Orchestra, Trio Accento, Timothy McGovern & Cara Chowning, Nadia Shpachenko, and Duo Deloro to name a few. Pieces included hip-hop piano, ancient melodies, the sound of an imaginary jazz club, a guitar duo, and a cello and koto combo. (Daily playlists can be found at the Classiclectic program page)

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