It's Father's Day this Sunday, and we thought we'd celebrate with selections by fathers and their musical progeny.
The White Pine Festival, coming up next Wednesday in several towns along the St. Croix River Valley, celebrates the convergence of music, painting and poetry. The Miro Quartet is performing a new work in collaboration with poet Matthea Harvey.
For 26 years, he's been associated with the "orchestra of voices," as singer, arranger, conductor, and the driving force in creating their signature sound. Now, Joseph Jennings will step down and let the next generation take over.
Minnesota Orchestra oboist Basil Reeve has been playing with the local Twin Cities chamber music group Musical Offering since the early 1970s. He'll end his tenure this weekend on a high note, by presenting the premiere of a work by James Bolle.
The New Zealand String Quartet plays an unusual work that includes an array of Maori instruments. Richard Nunns, the authority on "nga taonga puoro" (traditional Maori musical instruments) joined them in this performance.
St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis gives the world premiere of a student composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams. It's a piece he wrote for his Cambridge composition degree 115 years ago.
For this Memorial Day, the premiere of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Dominick Argento's memorial for his wife and muse of 51 years, soprano Carolyn Bailey Argento.
The three H's tonight at the Minnesota Orchestra: Haydn, Hanson and a new work by Jennifer Higdon. Grammy-award nominee Jennifer Koh plays an unusual concerto for violin, orchestra and chorus "Singing Rooms" tonight on the Minnesota Orchestra Broadcast.
The Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition winners.
Unless you're an opera buff, the name Eric Owens may not be entirely familiar to you. But it's only a matter of time before this up-and-coming young singer becomes a household name.
Owens performs in St. Paul tonight, and he spoke with MPR classical music host Alison Young.
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout shares his insights on playing Mozart with fresh energy in his new disc with violinist Petra Mullejans.
Classical MPR's Alison Young chats with flutist Lisa Beznosiuk.
Having just finished three years as a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Artistic Partner, pianist and conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard reflects back on music making with such a willing group, from introducing new music and truly "partnering" in the complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos.
Her students often complain, "It sounded better at home!" So flutist Linda Chatterton attached that name to a seminar she offers on how to get one's playing out of the practice room and on to the concert stage.
In an interesting twist of an old story, Julia Roberts' "Pretty Woman" watched her own life story unfold on the opera stage, in a production of "La Traviata: the Woman who Strayed." Duluth Festival Opera uses the Hollywood connection in a new production set in 1930s Hollywood.