WRCJ is fortunate to have many guests visit our studios, from performers to composers to conductors and more. Our archived interviews are below for your listening pleasure.
Anne Akiko Meyers – December 3, 2017
In this clip from The Listening Room, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins Chris Felcyn from Los Angeles to talk about her new CD Fantasia.
Bertrand Chamayou & Fabien Gabel – November 17, 2017
The Well-Tempered Wireless welcomes two Frenchmen who will be performing with the DSO this weekend, Conductor Fabien Gabel and pianist Bertrand Chamayou. They’re playing concerts featuring Strauss’s Don Juan and his Burlesque for piano and orchestra, as well as Brahms’s Symphony No. 2.
Daniil Trifonov – November 8, 2017
Chris speaks with composer and pianist Daniil Trifonov who has a new double CD of Chopin and he’s playing his own concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
Stephen Powell – November 7, 2017
Baritone Stephen Powell takes us Behind the Score of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” opening Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Detroit Opera House.
Eric Nowlin – October 18, 2017
DSO principal violist Eric Nowlin visits Chris Felcyn to talk about his solo performance in Berlioz’ Harold In Italy this weekend at DSO’s Orchestra Hall.
Stephen Lord – October 2, 2017
We go Behind the Score of Verdi’s Rigoletto with the Michigan Opera Theatre’s principal conductor Stephen Lord.
Leonard Slatkin – September 29, 2017
The Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra stops in to tell us how his summer went and also to give us the scoop on his new book “Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians and the Music Industry”.
Michael Ke Ma – July 27, 2017
How do you suppose a bassoon quartet playing Motown hits would go over in Chongqing China? Find out on this DSO Asia tour report with assistant principal bassoon Michael Ke Ma.
Monica Fosnagh – July 21, 2017
It’s the DSO Asia Tour report! Today’s correspondent is oboe and English horn player Monica Fosnagh.
Rachel Barton Pine – June 15, 2017
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins us to talk about her latest release, the complete 24 Caprices for violin by Nicolo Paganini. In addition to sampling many of these ferociously virtuosic pieces, we’ll hear the astonishing “Duet for One,” along with Rachel’s explanation for how she can create the illusion you’re hearing a guitar simultaneously with her violin.
Paul Watkins – June 8, 2017
Paul Watkins, cellist with the Emerson String Quartet and artistic director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, joins Chris Felcyn for an overview of one of the nation’s most stunning celebrations of chamber music.
Anne Parsons & Jesse Rosen – June 6, 2017
We have two presidents in the studio! Anne Parsons, President and CEO of the DSO and Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League Of American Orchestras who gather for the national conference “Detroit Rising”.
James Ehnes – May 25, 2017
Violinist James Ehnes joins Chris to talk about his Detroit Symphony Orchestra performance this weekend of a concerto by film composer James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games). It’s a DSO premiere.
Hila Plittmann – May 17, 2017
We talk with Grammy-award winning soprano Hila Plitmann. This weekend she returns to Orchestra Hall for John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man song cycle, inspired by the lyrics of Nobel Prize-winning musician and poet Bob Dylan.
The Emerson String Quartet – May 11, 2017
The Emerson String Quartet is celebrating their 40th season with a new recording of works by English composers Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten. Violinist Eugene Drucker and violist Lawrence Dutton join Chris Felcyn to talk about the new CD and their use of instruments by modern violin makers. The Emerson Quartet will be performing locally during the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival next month.
Murry Sidlin – May 5, 2017
Conductor Murry Sidlin joined Chris Felcyn to talk about “The Defiant Requiem: Verdi’s Requiem at Terezin” to be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this week. This piece celebrates resisting the Nazis with music, courage and hope.
Simone Dinnerstein – April 28, 2017
Chris Felcyn talks with pianist Simone Dinnerstein about her just released album, “Mozart in Havana,” featuring recordings of Mozart’s piano concerti Nos. 21 and 23 with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
Laurie Eisenhower – March 2, 2017
After 26 years as Artistic Director of her dance company, Laurie Eisenhower shares past and future highlights with Chris Felcyn, ahead of Common Ground – where Eisenhower Dance will collaborate with Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet and Montreal’s ezdanza at the Michigan Opera Theatre on March 4th.
Patricia Terry-Ross – February 16, 2017
It’s the Adjunct Associate Professor of Harp and Choral Conducting at Wayne State University, the Principal Harpist for the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017 all in one person! In the studio!
Oriol Sans – February 3, 2017
Conductor Oriol Sans visits Chris Felcyn to talk about leading the finale of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart Festival with Mozart’s magnificent Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 5th.
Sharon Sparrow & Yolanda Kondonassis – February 1, 2017
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and Detroit Symphony Orchestra flutist Sharon Sparrow join Chris to talk about this weekend’s concerts at the DSO’s Mozart Festival in Orchestra Hall.
David Everson – January 26, 2017
David Everson is the featured soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 this weekend. But first, he’s popping into WRCJ to chat about it.
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy & Hai-Xin Wu – January 24, 2017
Here we speak with the soloists for Friday the 27th’s two DSO performances, Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy and Assistant Concertmaster Hai-Xin Wu.
Leonard Slatkin – January 19, 2017
Judy Adams is guest hosting for the Well-Tempered Wireless and speaks with Leonard Slatkin about the DSO’s Mozart Festival which runs from January 19th to February 5th, 2017.
For our interviews from 2016, click here.
For our interviews from 2015 and earlier, click here.