Classiclectic Eclectic Classical from Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth. Features and interviews from performers, composers, and more in the classical realm and beyond.
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Eclectic Classical from Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth. Features and interviews from performers, composers, and more in the classical realm and beyond.

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Classiclectic Connection: Christopher Tin, "To Shiver the Sky"

The history of flight is full of trial errors; from the stories of Daedalus and Icarus planning escape with wax and feathers, to The Wright Brothers' first successful airplane, human flight has been a dream for humanity for many years. That's what composer Christopher Tin's latest album, To Shiver the Sky, is all about. An "oratorio about the history of flight and mankind's quest to conquer the heavens," ...Sky tells a story of the evolution of this quest for flight, to reach higher than the

Classiclectic Connection: Simone Dinnerstein, A Character of Quiet

Life has changed for many, with the Coronavirus shifting the way we live and work. The arts community has grinded to a halt. But, with any difficulty comes innovation, bringing new ways to connect with music fans and patrons from home using the internet, social media and streaming options. It's a little more complicated for recording and performing artists like pianist Simone Dinnerstein . Her career of recording and performing piano works was paused, and the idea of recording in a concert hall

Classiclectic Connection: Marquette Symphony, "Symphony in the Park" Sept. 20

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents "Symphony in the Park" on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3:30pm. Under the direction of Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas, members of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra will present orchestral favorites outdoors. It's their first performance as an orchestra since February. Because of COVID-19 regulations, the outdoor performance is limited to 200 audience members. Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Octavio Más-Arocas, Principal Conductor of the MSO, about how the orchestra is

Classiclectic Connection: Marquette Symphony, "Symphony in the Park" Sept. 20

Classiclectic Connection: Dr. Erin Colwitz, Choir Safety at NMU during COVID-19

Choir members miss singing with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, with safety concerns and with cases of the virus rising, decisions had to be made regarding how best to move forward with choir activities at Northern Michigan University. The regular rehearsal season for the Marquette Choral Society is cancelled this fall, to protect the health of its members (they've shifted to more of a music appreciation / choral music study format). The University Choir and Arts Chorale are still

Classiclectic Connection: Dr. Erin Colwitz, Choir Safety at NMU during COVID-19

Classiclectic Connection: Danielle Simandl, Superior String Alliance Virtual Camp

Times are different; everyone is making changes and adjustments to what they do. In the arts, it is particularly hard, since so much of the magic relies on being in-person. One organization that is evolving and utilizing creativity and technology to keep fulfilling its mission is the S uperior String Alliance . Normally, they have a traditional summer camp experience that takes place at Presbytery Point in Michigamme, Michigan. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, Danielle Simandl

Classiclectic Connection: Danielle Simandl, Superior String Alliance Virtual Camp

Classiclectic Connection: Jacob Cooper, "Terrain"

Terrain is an album of otherworldly vocals, processed strings, and elaborate electronic orchestrations from composer Jacob Cooper. Studio invention and collaboration with vocalists Theo Bleckmann, Jodie Landau, cellist Ashley Bathgate, and poets Greg Brownderville, Dora Malech, and Zach Savich synthesize into the three works contained on the album Terrain , releasing July 10, 2020 from New Amsterdam Records. Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jacob about the album, including discussion

Classiclectic Connection: Nadia Shpachenko, "The Poetry of Places"

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:

Classiclectic Connection: MSO Sing with the Symphony Feb. 22

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

Classiclectic Connection: "The Enlightened Trumpet" Interview with Paul Merkelo

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

Classiclectic Connection: "The Enlightened Trumpet" Interview with Paul Merkelo

Classiclectic Connection: Marquette Symphony Orchestra's 4th Annual Chamber Collage Concert

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is holding its 4th Annual Chamber Collage Concert. A change of venue means new opportunities for what audiences can expect to see and hear, as the concert takes place at the Forest Roberts Theatre (on Northern Michigan University's campus). The concert is a fundraising opportunity for the orchestra, as local and travelling musicians come together to perform a mix of fun and serious selections that highlight different musical instrument families. Concertmaster

Classiclectic Connection: Marquette Symphony Orchestra's 4th Annual Chamber Collage Concert

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