UW Russian Folk Orchestra
Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00pm
Peter Bryant talks to Victor Gorodinsky, Music Director and Founder of the 40-piece UW Russian Folk Orchestra . They are celebrating their 22nd anniversary with a concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7pm at the First Unitarian Society in Madison.
On Centenary Of His Birth, Folk Legend Pete Seeger Remembered For Musical, Social Contributions
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00pm
In a time of division in our world along political, religious, economic and philosophical lines, the 100 th anniversary of Pete Seeger's birth is a chance to honor someone who, as he once said, "sang for everybody."
Paying Quiet Homage To Notre Dame
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 3:00pm
WPR "Morning Classics" host Stephanie Elkins reminisces about spending time in Notre Dame de Paris as a homesick student, and then returning 40 years later.
WPR Presents 2019's 'The Final Forte'
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:25pm
Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television present "The Final Forte," broadcast live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.
Singer-Songwriter Tret Fure Has Worked Both On Stage, Behind The Music
Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00pm
A well-known musician herself, Tret Fure also has made it possible for other people to share their voices and their music. As an engineer, record producer, songwriting teacher and president of her local musicians’ union, she has been both on stage and behind the music for over 40 years.
Nashville's Barefoot Movement Offers Differing Journeys To Bluegrass Music
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:00am
Bluegrass, like so many genres of music, is a mix of styles: old-timey string band music, with a little bit of blues and jazz from down South, some English and Scottish influences from the Appalachian Mountains, and a pinch of gospel music as well. The members of Nashville quartet the Barefoot Movement share how they came upon their version of bluegrass music.
Remembering 'Freedom Songs' To Mark Anniversary Of Mandela's Release
Friday, February 15, 2019, 4:10pm
This past Monday, Feb. 11, marked 29 years since Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in South Africa. Apartheid had been the law of the land in South Africa for over 40 years, but change was in the air and music played an important role in that change.
WPR Music Hosts Share Songs For Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00pm
Love, gained and lost, is one of the most common themes in all music. In honor of Valentine’s Day, WPR's Music Staff shares some wide-ranging personal favorites, from the familiar to the unexpected.
Pianist Andrew Armstrong & Cellist Alex Wu
Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Norman talks to pianist Andrew Armstrong and cellist Alex Wu about this summer's Green Lake Chamber Music Camp from June 30 to July 13, 2019.
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm
Norman talks to Kathryn Smith, General Director of the Madison Opera , about their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" on February 8 and 10 in the Capitol Theater in Madison. They play and discuss several excerpts from the opera.
Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:25am
“Where would we be without music?!” That was a question that musician Johnsmith recently pondered during an interview for WPR’s Simply Folk. “Sometimes you’re driving down the road and Simply Folk comes on or some song comes on and you didn’t even think that some issue was up in your heart or like...