The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is kicking off its 50th anniversary season this weekend. The opening concerts are tonight and tomorrow at the Ordway Center.
Audiences at the State Fair on Saturday can tour Minnesota through choral music. Six choirs from around Minnesota will perform specially commissioned music reflecting the diverse histories, landscapes and people of the state.
What do the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra during their summer vacations? Some play in festivals at scenic locales. Others ride horses and motorcycles. And some just take a break from music.
For the next ten days actors and dancers will perform in over 150 shows throughout Minneapolis in the 15th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's the biggest performing arts festival in the midwest.
New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield will be the Minnesota Orchestra's first Artistic Director of Jazz at Orchestra Hall.
A new group supporting the arts in Minnesota is announcing today the 17 organizations selected for its training and development program. ArtsLab will help the organizations develop plans and strategies for the future.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock is stepping down because of illness.
For the past six years, a dozen Twin Cities jazz verterans have been sharing their expertise with young musicians at a jazz camp near Minneapolis.
The students say it's an intense experience that helps them grow as improvising soloists.
Turning famous works of American literature into operas has become something of a trend lately. St. Paul's Skylark Opera company is presenting the upper Midwest premiere of one of the latest, Ned Rorem's adaptation of "Our Town."
Veteran Minneapolis musician Gordon Johnson has a reputation for being the Twin Cities' go-to jazz bassist. He's admired by fellow musicians and fans for his versatility and impeccable playing, and has just released his latest CD, "GJ4."
Percussionists have a vital, but under-appreciated role in symphonic music. Over the next three weeks they're being showcased in the Crash! Bang! Boom! Festival.
Bob DeFlores' film archive is one of the largest private collections in the country. A new partnership with Normandale Community College will make many of his rare, historical films available for educational institutions.
Gao Hong is the master of the ancient Chinese lute known as the pipa. Since arriving in Minnesota, she's taken the instrument into surprising new territories by collaborating with musicians from a diverse range of cultures and traditions. She's making her Carnegie Hall debut this month.
Using a mix of drama, dance, clowning and classical music, a new theatrical production tells the story of a lonely piano tuner whose unfulfilled dreams get caught up in a family that's falling apart.
High School musician Bruce Cho is playing duing this week's Young People's Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, an important step toward fulfilling his goal of becoming a professional musician.