Ray Shows of the Artaria Quartet teaches at St Olaf College, where, from a November 2012 recital, he performs the Mozart, Violin Sonata in E Minor with pianist John Jensen.
Steve Staruch presents regional holiday music from recent performances.
Steve Staruch features several regional choirs from recent concert performances in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Mark Russell Smith is the interim director of the greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS). Smith spoke to Steve Staruch about the ins and outs of programming works for a youth orchestra.
Folks who went to the performance are still talking about the Cuban choir, Schola Cantorum Coralina. Their performance of international works raised the roof at House of Hope Church in St Paul on November 10th.
For this Thanksgiving Day afternoon are highlights for a Concordia Choir concert from March 2013. Rene Clausen leads his ensemble in this heartfelt performance in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Led by Jay Fishman, the orchestra, which always performs without charge, is heard in a October 27th concert that featured the Haydn 88th.
This week's Regional Spotlight is a performance from the Bridge Chamber Music Festival in Northfield of Mozart's String Quintet in D major.
From this past August, the MMEA Mixed Choir and some of the best voices in their high schools performed a program that was both colorful and inviting. This choir is all youth and sunshine!
With a touch both tender and elegant, pianist Simone Dinnerstein performed the evocative Scenes from Childhood by Robert Schumann earlier this month in a Chopin Society recital.
The Minnesota Sinfonia is a gem. Led by Jay Fishman, this professional ensemble with a shoestring budget may cruise just under the cultural radar, but the orchestra plays with style and excitement.
Twin cities performers, violinist Natalia Moiseeva and pianist Ivan Konev, perform the Beethoven Sonata No. 4 from an August recital given at the Crimea Classic Fest in Yalta, Ukraine.
In the Regional Spotlight this week are singers from the Minnesota Concert Opera. The group and its artistic directors joined Steve Staruch to chat about its mission and vision for artistic excellence.
Minnesota Orchestra all-stars, Erin Keefe and Tony Ross perform the Zoltan Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello in this week's Regional Spotlight.
In this week's Regional Spotlight are three all-star performers, concertmaster and principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra, Erin Keefe and Tony Ross with pianist, Ester Wang. Mozart's Piano Trio K.542 sings in their hands.