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Marquez, Charbonnier and Le San

The recent release, Estampas Americanas showcases new music by Michigan State University composer Paola Marquez and contemporaries Mauricio Charbonnier, Jose Elizondo and Leonardo Le San. 90.9’s Peter Whorf recently spoke with Marquez, Charbonnier and Le San about the works. Marquez opens the conversation with thoughts about her work entitled Speaking to Silence… LISTEN HERE

Isata Kanneh-Mason Interview

Isata Kanneh-Mason joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend as the soloist in Erno Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Tune. She also has a brand new recording release she talks about in this conversation with Peter… LISTEN HERE

Brandee Younger Interview

In this excerpt from Live With C# Cecelia Sharpe speaks with harpist Brandee Younger who performed at The Cube the night of May 28, 2023.  Listen HERE

Dr. Dave’s Julie Nagel Interview

Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel has written a new book entitled Career Choices in Music Beyond the Pandemic: Musical and Psychological Perspectives and Dave Wagner talked with Dr. Nagel about the challenges facing everyone who is considering a career in the performing arts. Listen HERE

Jader Bignamini Interview

Jader conducts the DSO this weekend in a program of Johannes Brahms, Carlos Simon and Beethoven. He stopped by our studios to speak with Peter about the concert, Friday’s live 90.9 broadcast…and the upcoming performances at Orchestra Hall and the William Davidson Neighborhood Series. LISTEN HERE

Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars

They have been called ‘The Rock Stars of Renaissance Polyphony” by the New York Times, and the Tallis Scholars, with their founder Peter Phillips, come to Detroit on Saturday night for a concert at St. Anne Church in Detroit. Dave Wagner had the opportunity to talk with Peter Phillips about their 50th anniversary tour and […]

Nathalie Doucet Interview

Did you hear our broadcast of Detroit Opera’s Ainadamar? Two performances remain, April 14 and 16. Get tickets now! Head of Music at Detroit Opera, Nathalie Doucet has been working with artists for weeks preparing for the company’s run of Osvaldo Golijov’s electrifying work. 90.9’s Peter Whorf spoke with Doucet about the many components of […]

Our Jader Bignamini Interview

This weekend the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms, Coleridge-Taylor and Rachmaninoff. 90.9’s Peter Whorf spoke with Music Director Jader Bignamini about the genius of Brahms composition as well as Rachmaninoff and what he was going through when he composed his second piano concerto. LISTEN HERE

Linda Yohn & Regina Carter

“Swing Set” host Linda Yohn speaks with legendary jazz violinist Regina Carter who is the recipient of 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Honors award. They speak about the significance of three Detroiters being honored this year. LISTEN HERE 90.9 will be streaming the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on Saturday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m.

C# interviews Na’Zir McFadden

90.9’s Cecelia Sharpe spoke with Na’Zir McFadden who is guest conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s “Classical Roots” concert March 3, 2023. In this interview, Na’Zir goes into more detail about the pieces that will be performed. LISTEN HERE