Arts/Music Interviews

Hosts Hans Ahlstrom and Kurt Hauswirth discuss what is happening in the area regarding arts, music and cultural events.

North Coast Chamber Players - Facebook

The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?"  This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.

Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program:

The Crystal Theatre

We spoke with Angie Dohl, manager of The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, MI about their summer events; Pipe Organ performances, Fungus Fest concerts, and a special visit from Judy Collins.

Visit thecrystaltheatre.org for more information and tickets.  Visit here to find out about the Humongous Fungus Festival.

hiawathamusic.org

Jane Cisluycis and Karen Bacula join Hans Ahlstrom to preview this year's annual - 40th annual! - Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.

The festival runs Friday thru Sunday at Marquette's Tourist Park.

For more information, visit the festival's website

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra / Marquette 365

Janis Peterson is the concertmaster and a performer in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and she stopped by our studios to talk about the MSO's Summer Strings Concert.  The Summer Strings are a small ensemble of string players from the MSO that perform in public spaces and spotlight the strings section of the orchestra.

The Marquette Rockestra is presenting "Sounds of the 60s" a benefit for the Marquette Area Public Schools music program. Hans Ahlstrom spoke with Dan Truckey and Jon Teichman about the benefit event.

The Sounds of the 60s is @7:30pm Thursday, June 14th, at Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets are available at all NMU ticket outlets and online at tickets.nmu.edu

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