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.

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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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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.  This time on the program, we explored music and performances by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta, Miloš, Echo Collective, Ofra Harnoy & Mike Herriott, Carr-Petrova Duo, Wei-En Hsu & Kelvin Chan, Jennifer Koh & Qasim Naqvi, and Victor Rosenbaum.

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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 at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Edvard Grieg, Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Sirota, John Williams, John Lunn, Luigi Boccherini, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Michael Vincent Waller.

Cedille Records

The legendary guitarist Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet join forces for "Souvenirs of Spain & Italy," which includes works for guitar and strings by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vivaldi, and Boccherini.

Souvenirs of Spain & Italy, an uncommon album of music for strings and guitar from the Baroque to the mid-20th century. Available August 23, 2019 on Cedille Records (CDR 90000 190), the program spotlights Italian-born composers influenced by Spanish idioms. Hear an interview between Sharon Isbin and Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth, all about the new release:


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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 at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Ashley Bathgate, Pauline Kim Harris & Spencer Topel, Neave Trio, Carolina Eyck, Jameson Platte & Matthew Quayle, Danish String Quartet, and Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF.

Lake Superior State University

The Arts Center at Lake Superior State University presents the 2019-2020 season, “Celebrating 15 Years!”. The Arts Center has served the Lake State campus and greater Twin Saults community for the past fifteen years. They have hosted an array of performances - bringing local, national, and international artists to the Arts Center Stage for LSSU students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn from and enjoy.

Thomas Meacham is the LSSU Arts Center Director, and he spoke with Kurt Hauswirth about the upcoming events in the 2019-20 season:


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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 at 9:30am ET. This time on the program, we explored music of Michael Torke, Julia Wolfe, Griffin Candey, George Tsontakis, Dmitri Shostakovich, Rodion Shchedrin, David T. Little, George Mabry, and Frederic Chopin

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra's October 26 concert features a side-by-side performance with Marquette Senior High School students.

The MSO is dedicated to furthering music education opportunities, so the orchestra invited the MSHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for a side-by-side performance for the first time. The students will join the MSO for Finlandia by Sibelius and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The MSO will also play Franck’s Symphony in D minor. The concert is Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.

griffincandey.com

The Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota re-imagines the song festival with concerts, recitals and masterclasses, but its mission also aims to empower and inspire a new generation of musicians.  Source serves duos, composers, and audiences with five days of programming, fostering relationships within Minnesota's community and musicians throughout the Upper Midwest.

Marquette's own Griffin Candey, an opera and concert music composer (who has premiered commissions with both the Marquette Choral Society and Marquette Symphony Orchestra), attended the Source Song Festival in August of 2019 and has graciously agreed to report back with Public Radio 90 and Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth, to discuss what Source Song Festival is and what it means to his music craft:


Kurt Hauswirth

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 at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Aaron Jay Kernis, Mary Lattimore, Nobuo Uematsu, Herbert Howells, J.S. Bach (by way of Wendy Carlos), big dog little dog, Richard Aldag, and Philippe Jalbert.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page

"Make it a Double!" is the name of the first Marquette Symphony Orchestra concert of the 2019-20 season, and it features music of Brahms, Schubert, and living composer David Little.  The Brahms Double Concerto features violinist Scott Flavin and cellist Ross Harbaugh of the Bergonzi Trio; Schubert's Unfinished Symphony is a romantic feature for the whole orchestra; David Little's Haunted Topography is a natural addition to the lineup of romantic works.

Octavio Mas-Arocas is the Principal Conductor of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and he joined Kurt Hauswirth in studio today to speak about not only the first concert, but the entire 2019-20 season too:


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