Kurt Hauswirth

Classical Music Programmer/Producer

Kurt lives in Marquette with his wife Abbey and son Graeme, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He was born in Marquette and has been a Yooper his whole life. He loves spending time with his family, writing and producing his own music, reading, running, and listening to any music that catches his ear. Kurt graduated from NMU in December 2009 with a degree in Music Education, specializing in Choral Music. He taught music at North Star Academy in Marquette, Messmer High School in Milwaukee, and worked as anaide at Marquette Senior High School. Since 5th grade, Kurt has sung solo and in choir, played trombone in band since middle school, and was in multiple musical ensembles and theatre productions at NMU where he was also a voice student of Dr. Robert Englehart. Kurt hopes to continue collaborating with fellow musicians and sharing his love of the arts with all our Public Radio 90 listeners. In addition to hosting and producing Classical Music programs, Kurt will present local arts and culture features as well as interviews with musicians, composers and authors. He’s the one to contact to schedule an interview. You’ll also see him around our listening area recording our regional classical music performances to air on Public Radio 90. Of course, he’ll also be joining us during our fundraising campaigns looking for listeners like you that help make everything possible.

Superior String Alliance / Marquette Symphony Orchestra / Ore Dock Brewing Company

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is holding another Summer Strings concert this summer, and this time they bring fellow musicians from the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players.  In partnership with the Hiawatha Music Co-Op and the Ore Dock Brewing Company, the second Summer Strings concert takes place at the brewery Wednesday July 18th.  Concertmaster and string player Janis Peterson came back to our studio to tell us about this collaborative event.

The Superior String Alliance Chamber Players are going on their annual summer tour July 17-20, and they are sharing concerts with different local musicians.  They also have their summer camp for string students young and old.  Danielle Simandl, Executive Director of the SSA came to Public Radio 90 to talk about the events.

Visit superiorstringalliance.org for more information about the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players tour dates and locations, as well as all the information about the Summer Strings Camp.

Marquette Choral Society

Next on Peninsula Performances:

7/13 & 17: Marquette Choral Society: Night Psalms / All Dvorak

Take in the sound of the Marquette Choral Society, in a world premiere performance of Griffin Candey’s “The Night Psalms,” along with Ralph Vaughan Williams's setting of “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Performance from April 2018.

Friday evenings at 8pm ET (Encore Tuesday afternoons at 1pm ET)

The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival, also known as UP Shakes, will present "Bug" by Tracy Letts at the upstairs Community Room of the Ore Dock Brewing Company this summer 2018.  We spoke with the Artistic Director of UP Shakes, Jamie Weeder about the core story of the play and what the audience can expect.

Visit upshakes.org for more information about the performances and tickets.

Wikipedia / Flicker / Wayne Noffsinger

On this Tour Chat, Evelyn Massaro and Kurt Hauswirth discuss more things to do for fun and exploration in the Imperial Cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest.  Listen as they talk about towers, thermal baths, and coffee houses!

Check our tour blog for full info on how to register for the trip, plus take a look through that itinerary to see what's scheduled!  Come have fun with us in the Imperial Cities!

Click here for the tour blog.

bonifasarts.org

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects about summer fun and arts events offered through the Bonifas Arts Center.

Visit bonifasarts.org for more information about the event schedule and registration information for events, and also their facebook page.

praguego.com

Ever wonder if you need to stick to the travel itinerary when you're overseas?  There's plenty to do in the Imperial Cities, which means Prague, Vienna and Budapest.  Station Manager Evelyn Massaro and classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth talk about the fun (and some free!) things you can do on our next Public Radio 90 trip!

Check our tour blog for full info on how to register for the trip, plus take a look through that itinerary to see what's scheduled!  Come have fun with us in the Imperial Cities!

TaMaMa Dance Company Facebook page

The TaMaMa Dance Company performed their first full-length dance performance last summer, called "Horizon."  This summer, they present "FLOW," another full-length performance featuring original choreography, original music, video projections and lighting, all on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Marissa Marquardson, Maggie Barch, and Maria Formolo about the project, the creative process, and how the dance, music and light come together.

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