All three ensembles from the Minnesota All-State Choir from last summer are represented in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Soft-spoken yet intensely passionate about music, especially the cello, 16 year old John Belk is preparing to perform the opening movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto.
If anyone could be said to be a rock-star of the cello - especially when pouring his heart out playing Bach - it would be Zuill Bailey. Listen to a recent concert of Bach from Music in the Park last fall.
Steve Staruch speaks with soprano Judith Howarth about her perfomance in the title role of the upcoming MN Opera production of Donizetti's "Mary Stuart"
Singing in a choir is about love, love of the music, love of singing "together," and loving the audience. The Choral Arts Ensemble from Rochester demonstrate why they are one of the best choirs in the region from a performance given earlier this season. The sound the ensemble produces in two works by Handel and Mozart is full and round and joy filled. It is a pleasure to feature the Choral Arts Ensemble and director Michael Culloton in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Spend your afternoon with the marvelous Tantalus Guitar Quartet from a concert last fall in Waconia's Music by the Lake Concert Series.
It's the Imani Winds playing highlights from their recent Music in the Park recital. You can stream online.
A Beethoven recital given by Anton Kuerti is an "event." Don't miss listening to his fiery performance of the Appassionata Sonata from a Chopin Society recital in Saint Paul last November.
Steve Staruch had so much extra recorded concert material from this year's 'Taste of the Holidays' that he's put some of it together in a holiday medley that is this week's Regional Spotlight. Enjoy!
If you go to local theatre, you know Hiram Titus' work. He's been Composer in Residence for four years with the Minneapolis Children's Theater and his music has been heard at Guthrie shows as well as in genres like opera, film and TV. Listen to him online as he improvises on-the-spot at the Taste of the Holidays concert.
Pianist Menahem Pressler and friends' performance will make you fall in love with this less-oft played Mozart Quartet from their performance this past October on the Music in the Park Series.
Classical Minnesota Public Radio is dedicated to showcasing local Minnesota music and the musicians who create it. Catch some of the regional artists this holiday on stage, on the radio and in a new CD of music and recipes from The Splendid Table - "Taste of the Holidays."
Music Director of the MSO, Bill Schrickel, discusses his admiration for Dave Brubeck and the concert he conducts this weekend in his honor.
Meditation and Hoolerie - a piece that features the high, laughing registers of the clarinet - is this week's spotlight with the ensemble Trio Montecino.
Listen online to Schubert from a concert last summer in Northfield.