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Every day on 'Mosaic,' David Nicholas presents a wide range of music, as well as conversations about the arts and culture from across central and northern Michigan.

Central Michigan University’s School of Music is preparing to host String Day on Thursday, February 20.  The day-long event, open to aspiring string players, grades 7-12, serves as a recruiting day plus Master Classes and more.  Featured guest artists are the members of the Elias String Quartet.  David Nicholas spoke with cellist Marie Bitlloch about her career with the ensemble.

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko has won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium Recording for her latest CD, The Poetry of Places.  She spoke with David Nicholas during Mosaic about this unique collaborative project.

This year marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.  The anniversary served as the inspiration for the exhibit, 2020 Vision: Seeing HERstory at Midland Center for the Arts. Jennifer Vannette is the curator of the exhibit running through April 26.  She along with Katie Miller and Josh Holiday from the Center joined David Nicholas during Mosaic to talk about the exhibit.

The next concert from the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra will blend music and the visual arts. Valerie Allen from Studio 23 in Bay City will be painting on stage as the orchestra performs works by Haydn, Torke, and Copland on the first half of their Saturday, February 8 performance.  Music Director and Conductor Fouad Fakhouri joined David Nicholas during Mosaic for a preview.

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

Saginaw’s Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum is featuring a special exhibit for Black History Month, artifacts from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University.  Marshall Fredericks Executive Director Megan McAdow joined David Nicholas during Mosaic to talk about the exhibit.