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 sang solos 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.

Second Sunday Folk Dance

On Sunday, April 8, the Second Sunday Folk Dance presents a Michigan treasure: singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joel Mabus. White Water will provide the opening act. The concert and folk dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Michigan and starts at 4PM CT.   After the concert, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7 PM. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series.


We heard from Pasqua Warstler and Sue Roll from the Bonifas Arts Center, regarding happenings, Artprize and some transitions as well.

Find out more at bonifasarts.org

Regarding the picture above:

On loan from Detroit Institute of Art, April 5 – May 24.

American painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depicted complex visions of American life, culture and identity.

As part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program, the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will host this semester’s second Evening at the Archives public presentation on Thursday, March 29, at 7:00pm. NMU Professor and University Archivist, Marcus C.

College to Work

Mar 26, 2018

A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University Collegiate Employment Research Institute Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace.


Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]) is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.

Kurt Hauswirth

The Axiom Brass Quintet, on their Siril Artist Residency at Northern Michigan University, dropped by our studios to talk about their group, their activities on campus, upcoming concerts and more.

Listen to the full interview:

For full information on their residency:


While in Prague, consider taking a detour to the Lapidarium, a museum located in a summer palace on the exhibition area Výstaviště in Prague 7 - Holešovice.  It houses valuable stone sculptures dating from the 11th to the 20th century.  The museum has a collection of around 2000 artifacts, 420 of which are on permanent display in eight halls of approximative area of 1500 square meters.

Prague.eu The Official Tourist Website for Prague

The first part of our journey through the Imperial Cities takes us to Prague, the "City of 100 Spires."  Explore the Castle District, including locations such as the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and the majestic Prague Castle.

Information about Prague Castle comes from https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/31/prague-castle-prazsky-hrad?back=1