NMU Music

NMU Music Department

The NMU Choirs will present their annual concert at St. Peter Cathedral Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30pm.  Music performed will come from composers Johannes Brahms, George Frederic Handel, Francis Poulenc and more.  Repertoire will be predominantly sacred.

Dr. Erin Colwitz, director of choirs at NMU, came to Public Radio 90 to tell us more:


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Northern Michigan University's Department of Music will present the award-winning pianist Daniel Hsu, bronze medal winner at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Held once every four years, the Van Cliburn Competition is one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. At this 2017 Competition, Mr. Hsu also won performance prizes for both the commissioned work and chamber music. He was also First Prize Winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and bronze medalist at the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

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Next time on Peninsula Performances,

The Upper Peninsula is a great place to visit, and the visiting artists featured on the program know that too.  Hear from a variety of musical visitors to the U.P. 

Program:

Pine Mountain Music Festival 2019 - Bergonzi Trio

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio in B flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
  • Johannes Brahms - Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Percussion Group Cincinnati, 3-29-19 (Excerpts)

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Next time on Peninsula Performances, 

Bask in grandiose sounds on the program, with bands, orchestras, choirs and other large ensembles from the Upper Peninsula area.

Program:

Excerpts from the following concerts:

  • 10-15-16 University Choir & Chamber Orchestra
  • 4-12-17 Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
  • 2-26-19 University Choir & Jazz Band
  • 10-14-17 Far North Brass

Tune in Friday at 8pm ET, and again Tuesday at 1pm ET on Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM 90.1 in Marquette, or online at wnmufm.org

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The NMU Department of Music is pleased to present an NMU Symphony Orchestra concert featuring the Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis who will be performing his own composition, the "Ulysses Violin Concerto." Mr. Kliphuis combines a "gypsy jazz" sound with a classical music style.

The NMU String Orchestra will also perform the famous "Holberg Suite" by Edvard Grieg and "Irish Legend" by  Soon Hee Newbold.

More from the conductor of the NMU Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Barbara Rhyneer:


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Next time on Peninsula Performances,

We continue with the NMU Music Department, this time pulling together as many Senior Recital pieces as we can!  Appreciate music students in capstone performances from the recent past and prior.

The program consists of a variety of Senior Recital performances, including the sounds of piano, saxophone, flute, double bass, trumpet, tuba, trombone, percussion and voice.

Tune in Friday at 8pm ET, and again Tuesday at 1pm ET on Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM 90.1 in Marquette, or online at wnmufm.org

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Next time on Peninsula Performances,

Enjoy a variety show of the NMU Music Department, with a diverse program highlighting many kinds of talent; voices coming together in the NMU Choirs, talented Senior students, jazz, percussion and more!

Program:

Part One - Classical Pieces (Bach, Handel and Vivaldi)

Part Two - Student Opportunities (Dvorak, Kennan and original NMU student jazz compositions)

Part Three - Variety (NMU Percussion, Brass and NMU Bands)

Part Four - Beauty (NMU Choirs and traditional music)

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Next time on Peninsula Performances, 

 Music teachers take the stage with faculty from NMU’s Department of Music showcased, with chamber music and jazz from concerts in the Fall of 2018.

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Next time on Peninsula Performances, 

Instruments to strike are featured this time, with the NMU Percussion Ensemble and a Piano Duet Festival.  Hear the marimba, snare drums, pianos and more from April 2019, and piano duets from February 2018.

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The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform as a part of the NMU Music Department's Siril Artist Residency on September 25, 2019.

With profoundly moving performances expressing heart-felt intimacy to dazzling bravado, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. From Bach to Piazzolla to Prince, MGQ’s eclectic programs are propelled by virtuosity and synchronization that come from decades of classical training and ensemble experience.

We had an opportunity to hear from the quartet as they began a busy day of events on Northern's campus:


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