The Latest from Classical 90.5

'Cello Bae' Sheku Kanneh-Mason Wins Worldwide Fans After Royal Wedding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeDB27cq3fE The British-born, 19-year-old prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason was a standout at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend. Kanneh-Mason performed three pieces during the ceremony, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the register (out of view of guests and cameras) just after their exchanging of vows. Kanneh-Mason performed Maria Theresia von Paradis' Sicilienne, Gabriel Fauré's Après un rêve and Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." But,...

Read More

Classical News from NPR

Don Byron On Piano Jazz

Jul 13, 2018

Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2007 Guggenheim Fellow Don Byron is a prodigious multi-instrumentalist and composer. One of the most inventive and compelling musicians of his generation, he is credited for reviving interest in the jazz clarinet, his primary instrument. He has presented projects at major music festivals around the world and is known for playing in a wide variety of genres.

The first "destination" jazz festival took place in Newport, R.I., in 1954 — multiple days, one stage and gorgeous scenery. These days, Newport is going strong, as is Monterey in California, and the festival model has expanded to multiple stages and far beyond big-brimmed hats and lawn chairs.

Bugge Wesseltoft made his first ripples on the water in the early 1990s, as a pianist of careful touch and decisive instinct, working behind fellow Norwegians like saxophonist Jan Garbarek. The frame for his output at the time was ECM Records, which represented a sort of aesthetic worldview, especially with respect to a quality often evocatively pegged as "the Nordic sound."

How to Listen

Contact Us

Reach us at Classical 90.5

Call (573) 882-9682.

Michiko Saiki

Tubist Aaron Hynds performed with electro-acoustic tuba in MU's Whitmore Recital Hall earlier this week. Hynds and MU New Music Initiative Managing Director Jacob Gotlib previewed the recital for this week's episode of Mizzou Music.

Rachel Hahn

Every semester, the Community Music Program of the MU School of Music ushers in a new cadre of students eager to experience piano. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music PhD student Rachel Hahn discussed the range of new students she sees and hears each semester.


MU School of Music

On this week's Mizzou Music, Paul Crabb talked the University Singers winter tour that kicks off next week here in Columbia.


MU School of Music

Students everywhere are busy wrapping up their fall semester. The current semester has been an especially busy one for scholars and faculty in the MU School of Music. The director of the school, Julia Gaines, was a guest on Mizozu Music recently. She recalled highlights from the current semester.


Kerry Hirth

Thanks to local painter Kerry Hirth, we are able to offer you our new mug featuring original art inspired by classical music. The mug is a cool, new thank-you gift available during our fall membership drive!

Peter Ferry

Alarm Will Sound returns to Columbia's Missouri Theater for a free concert this Wednesday evening at 7:00 Their music director Alan Pierson was a recent guest on Mizzou Music. He shared the sinfonietta's origin story, his clarity about where the band is headed and addressed classical listeners' fears of modern music.

Dale H Lloyd / MU School of Music

The program for next Sunday's Mizzou New Music Ensemble features recent works from MU students and faculty. Dr. Stefan Freund previewed the annual concert on last week's Mizzou Music.


MU School of Music

In the last 50 years, Dr. Bill Bondeson has held many roles at MU. The co-founder of MU's Friends of Music and former University Concert Series director reflected on what music at Mizzou has meant to him.

Missouri Music Hall of Fame / Facebook

A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured a preview of the Choral Union's fall concert and a look ahead to this weekend's Missouri Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Dr. Marcia Spence / MU School of Music

A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured previews of  Show-Me Opera concerts and the Mizzou Horn Choir.

Pages