Alison Young Feature Archive

Chopin turns 200 on Monday. Celebrate early with a performance of Chopin's second piano concerto from a recent performance with Christian Zacharias and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (02/24/2010)
Two new commissions, two new Artistic Partners and gigs at the Walker and Carnegie Hall - and all at affordable prices. (02/22/2010)
One of the best choirs in the world performed at Ted Mann Friday, Feb. 26 and you can listen to a recent live concert online, including Anders Hillborg's "Mouyiyuom," a cosmic meditation of sounds. (02/22/2010)
One of the finest traverso - or Baroque Flute - specialists in the world comes to the Twin Cities for a masterclass and concert. (02/15/2010)
A young up-and-coming string quartet plays Saint Cloud this weekend. (02/12/2010)
It was written during one of the darkest times in history - the Second World War - and while Messiaen was in a prisoner-of-war camp, but it remains one of the most transformative pieces of all time - The Quartet for the End of Time. (02/11/2010)
The Nazis tried to silence them, but their music and stories live on. One Voice Mixed Chorus gives a concert of hope and resistance. (01/25/2010)
The Vienna Philharmonic plays Strauss, the Minnesota Orchestra plays Beethoven and it's an entire day of musical "firsts." Preview by listening on-line to a concert recording of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra playing Prokofiev's first - his "Classical" symphony. (12/29/2009)
For 28 years, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa has celebrated its rich tradition of singing with a festive concert. Don't miss this year's Christmas at Luther on Wednesday at 8:00 on Classical MPR.. (12/19/2009)
If sheer number of performances means anything, Handel's oratorio "Messiah" may just be the greatest oratorio of them all. Hear Christmas selections from a recent performance by Boston's Handel and Haydn Society. (12/16/2009)
A cherished part of the Christmas season celebration for nearly 100 years, join us for the St. Olaf Christmas Festival - a spiritual journey in word and music. Listen to a repeat broadcast on Classical MPR on Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 or stream on-line. (11/27/2009)
It's a group of lutenists meeting together to discuss -- well actually play --very important things. It's the 'Lute Summit' this Saturday at Hamline University. Hear several pieces and an interview with Alison Young. (11/20/2009)
Osmo Vanska is the subject of a new book. The pictures are a feast for the eyes, tracing the maestro's story from his early years playing clarinet to leading -- and building -- one of the finest orchestras in the world. (11/08/2009)
Choosing a piano teacher can be a bit like finding the right lawyer, plumber or hairdresser -- professional experience is important, as well as a good fit. North Dakota Piano Teacher of the Year, Sharon Westbrook, shares her thoughts on finding that best "fit." (11/04/2009)
Twenty-something Michael Israelievitch has just been named Principal Timpani of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. It was a grueling (but thorough!) audition and he feels ready to take on his new role. (11/02/2009)