The choir from Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., just got back from a tour of Ireland. Highlights from that choir tour are in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Classical MPR's Mike Pengra joins Steve Staruch in the studio to talk a bit more about the artists who are performing at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and to play some samples of their music.
Katie Sisneros is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about old English ballads. She'll make you passionate about them, too.
Meet the arts entrepreneurs who almost by accident founded the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minn. Scott Lykins and Taylor Ward talk to Classical MPR's Steve Staruch.
From the White Pine Music Festival in 2008, the Miro Quartet fan the flames of the f-minor string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn.
Writer Charlotte Sullivan is Steve Staruch's guest. Her playlist is eclectic and spirited and joyfully stretches the boundaries of classical music.
Adriana Zabala's joyful workload is on delicious display in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. She visits with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch between songs.
The Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano from a Schubert Club Music in the Park series concert given last year is in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Kate An Hunter is a big-hearted veterinarian. Her playlist is full of large orchestral works. Music as large as many of the animals she treats.
From a Frederic Chopin Society recital Imogen Cooper performs two Schubert Improptus.
Joe Landsberger is a world traveler (40 countries and counting), but he always returns home to St Paul. His classical playlist is filled with both the exotic and the "tried and true."
A work by a "wildman" of the 18th century, Francesco Veracini, gets the star treatment in a performance with Jacques Ogg and friends.
Kevin Ramach is the President and the General Director of the Minnesota Opera. His theatrical playlist is filled with high operatic drama.
John Gilbert and Francesca Tortorello tell the story of finding the long-lost Barber Violin Sonata.
The Ancia Saxophone Quartet performs an early work of Arvo Part in this week's Regional Spotlight.