Sony Classical

Trumpeter Paul Merkelo’s latest CD on Sony Classical is The Enlightened Trumpet.  He performs famed works for the instrument by Telemann, Leopold Mozart, Haydn and Hummel.  Mosaic host David Nicholas recently spoke with Merkelo about the recording.

Courtesy of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary presents its 8th Annual International Film Festival January 22-26.  Films about the oceans and our Great Lakes will be shown in Alpena, Harrisville, and Rogers City. Festival Director Stephanie Gandulla joined David Nicholas for a preview.

On her latest CD, violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays concertos by Dvorak and Khachaturian.  She spoke recently about the new recording.

Central Michigan University has reorganized academic departments to create a singular Department of Theater and Dance.  Steve Berglund and Heather Trommer Beardslee joined David Nicholas during Mosaic to talk about the partnership and what’s ahead for both into the new semester.

Pianist Jonathan Biss is giving two recital concerts at East Lansing’s Wharton Center on Wednesday January 8 and Friday January 10.  Mosaic host David Nicholas reached out to the artist at his home in Philadelphia to talk about his passion for the music of Beethoven and a preview of his upcoming concerts.