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

Classiclectic

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Classiclectic Connection: Griffin Candey's Source Song Festival Experience

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

Classiclectic Connection: Griffin Candey's Source Song Festival Experience

Classiclectic Connection: "Make It A Double!" with Octavio Mas Arocas

"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

Bonifas Arts Update Sept. 2019

Hear the latest about exhibits, activities and classes at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba from the executive director, Sue Roll, in an interview with Kurt Hauswirth:

Classiclectic Connection: The Thirteenth Child, an opera from Poul Ruders, Becky & David Starobin

Grimms' Fairy Tale number 9 is "The Twelve Brothers," a fairy tale about a king who wants to kill his twelve sons, in the event that the next child is a girl, who would lead the kingdom alone. The Thirteenth Child , a new opera by Danish composer Poul Ruders , is set to a libretto by Becky & David Starobin , based on that fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The Thirteenth Child was co-commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and the Odense Symfoniorkester . This release coincides with The Santa Fe

Classiclectic Connection: The Thirteenth Child, an opera from Poul Ruders, Becky & David Starobin

Classiclectic Connection: Camerata Chicago, Vivaldi's Four Seasons

In this Classiclectic Connection, we crack open an educational recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, brilliantly performed by seventeen year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli and Camerata Chicago conducted by Drostan Hall . This Double CD set is replete with poetry written by Vivaldi himself and incorporates more than twenty musical examples of seasonal elements and characters cleverly depicted in the music - all beautifully narrated by Steve Robinson of WFMT radio station fame. Kurt Hauswirth had

Interview: Dr. Erin Colwitz, Marquette Choral Society's Summer Sing

The Marquette Choral Society usually rehearses in the Fall and Winter semesters at Northern Michigan University. This year, they are holding their first Summer Sing, giving singers of all kinds an opportunity to rehearse and perform a concert in the summer, when schedules can be more forgiving. The Summer Sing concert is also a benefit for NMU students who will travel with the Marquette Choral Society on their trip to Italy in 2020. This program features music of American choral music,

Classiclectic Connection: "Sonata Dementia" - Music of Harry Partch

The Grammy Award-winning PARTCH Ensemble, hailed as "funny, moving, inventive and insanely theatrical" by the San Francisco Chronicle, announced the release of Sonata Dementia, their third volume of music by American maverick composer Harry Partch (Bridge Records 9525). Sonata Dementia follows on the success of the ensemble's Vol. 1: Bitter Music: Harry Partch's Depression Journal; (Bridge 9349 A/C); which earned a GRAMMY Award nomination in 2012 for Best Classical Compendium, and Vol. 2:

North of the 45th DeVos Exhibition Closing Reception, Friday August 9

The DeVos Art Museum on Northern Michigan University's campus is near the end of their 12th annual juried exhibition, North of the 45th. Artists that hail from north of the 45th parallel can submit their artwork annually for this exhibition, which accepts media from all across the arts. Emily Lanctot, director and curator of the DeVos, came to our studios to talk about the exhibition and the special celebration occuring Friday, August 9th, including an artist talk:

North of the 45th DeVos Exhibition Closing Reception, Friday August 9

US Coast Guard Band to perform in Marquette August 7

The United States Coast Guard Band performs at Forest Roberts Theatre as part of its 2019 National Concert Tour of the Great Lakes. Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson leads an engaging program with works by Copland, Sousa, and others. Dazzling soloists include soprano MU1 Megan Weikleenget, as well as instrumentalists from the band. Kurt Hauswirth had an opportunity to speak with LCDR Adam Williamson about the upcoming concert by phone:

Interview: Alexis Mahler, "Low Moon" performance August 2 in Marquette

Alexis Mahler plays the cello, but in a way that is different, tender, and personal. Originally from Marquette, she was entrenched in the local music scene in many kinds of performances and ensembles. She eventually became interested in telling her story through her own music, and as a part of that discovery, she moved to Portland, Oregon and developed musical friendships there, too. Now, she's back in Marquette for a reunion with some of her home musician friends for a performance at The Crib.

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