Peter Steiner

Programming Student Volunteer

Peter Steiner is a student at the University of Wyoming pursuing a degree in international studies. A native from Colorado, Peter enjoys riding bikes and climbing trees. He has just returned from living in Argentina where their focus and attention on art and culture had resonated with him and inspired a passion to do the same. When he is not reporting you are most likely to find him studying or listening to “This American Life.” Peter reports on arts and culture for Wyoming Public Media.

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The University of Wyoming’s newly renovated planetarium re-opens this week following an extensive renovation.

Almost all of the planetarium’s 1960’s technology has been replaced with state-of-the-art digital equipment. UW astronomer Danny Dale says the old set-up was limited to a two-dimensional view of the stars from Earth.

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The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra performs its second concert of the season this week. Music Director Michael Griffith says the concert challenges some common assumptions about classical music. “We’re starting the concert with a Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp, which is really unusual. You don’t think of harp as a soloist and you certainly don’t think of harp and a flute together as dual soloists.”

The University of Wyoming’s annual contemporary music festival begins Monday, Oct. 4. New Frontiers: The Laramie Contemporary Music Project is a week long celebration of modern classical music and living composers. Festival director Anne Guzzo says it’s about celebrating the integrity of classical music while introducing new sounds.