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Na’Zir McFadden interview

Peter and DSO Assistant Conductor Na’Zir McFadden talk about Classical Roots and upcoming concerts…and reflect on some of the sounds we hear in Shelly Washington’s “Both”… Listen HERE

Ann Marie Koukios of Fort Street Chorale

Dr. Dave Wagner talks with Ann Marie Koukios, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Fort Street Chorale. On February 25, 2024 the Fort Street Chorale, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and Wayne State University Choirs present A Black History Month Celebration at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit. The concert will feature opera legend George Shirley, […]

Dominic Waddles Featurettes

There’s a new voice on 90.9 this February.  Detroit saxophonist, composer and educator Dominic Waddles presents Detroit-made classical music stories from Thomas Wilkins to Lara Downes, Isata Kanneh-Mason to William Eddins.  Waddles is a Wayne State University grad with a focus on Jazz Studies.  In addition to being a gifted instrumentalist, Waddles is a member […]

DSO in Florida – Hannah Hammel Maser interview

Peter’s final conversation with DSO musicians during their Florida tour. This time, it’s Principal Flutist Hannah Hammel Maser reflecting on this past week’s performances and what’s ahead… LISTEN HERE

DSO in Florida – Kevin Brown interview

Peter brings us our daily check-in with DSO musicians on the Florida tour. Today, Principal Bassist Kevin Brown leads off the conversation as he considers playing in different halls every night… LISTEN HERE

DSO in Florida – Ralph Skiano interview

Peter caught up with DSO Principal Clarinetist Ralph Skiano first thing this week to talk about the orchestra’s Florida tour. This past weekend was a two-fer in Vero Beach with different programs showcasing Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s Tchaikovsky 6… LISTEN HERE

DSO in Florida – Kenneth Thompkins interview

WRCJ is your station for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 Florida tour this week – taking our ensemble to six cities in the sunshine state. But Principal Trombonist Kenneth Thompkins tells us that the DSO’s arrival was anything but sunny. LISTEN HERE

Ralph Skiano interview

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Ralph Skiano takes center stage with the orchestra on this weekend’s Neighborhood Concert Series. Peter catches up with Skiano to talk about Mozart and more…plus the Gerald Finzi Clarinet Concerto… LISTEN HERE

International Symphony interview

Douglas Bianchi conducted the International Symphony Orchestra in their “At the Movies” concert recently which consisted of 20th and 21st century masterworks and new music by an international array composers. 90.9’s Peter Whorf sat down with conductor Bianchi and Executive Director Anthony Wing. Doug begins the discussion by considering Sergie Prokofiev’s intense Romeo and Juliet […]

Alexander Kinmonth interview

DSO Principal Oboist Alexander Kinmonth and Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanodes Kennedy played Bach’s Oboe and Violin Concerto this last weekend on the orchestra’s Neighborhood Series. Also included were works by Joseph Boulogne and Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov. 90.9’s Peter Whorf catches up with Alex to talk about DSO news…and the Bach concerto… LISTEN HERE