Ken Holmen - anesthesiologist and physician executive at Regions Hospital and HealthPartners - joins Alison Young. He calls himself a passionate music "appreciator" but he is also an avid amateur musician and has sung with the National Lutheran Choir for 20 years.
Scott Seal joins Alison Young for Music with Minnesotans. He drives the 21 bus and is a classical music addict, though he can't listen while driving. That's when he works out his comedy routines in his head - and we'll hear plenty of those!
This weekend, the Upper Midwest Flute Association invites Leone Buyse to teach and perform. She swung by the Classical-MPR studio to share stories and music with Alison Young.
Christine Wehling of the Ecole d'Equitation - or school of riding, education for horses joins Alison Young at noon. Her love of riding, and deep understanding of the beauty of movement and artistry all meld together in a gorgeous playlist of French masterpieces.
David Rodrick joins Alison Young this Wednesday at noon for Music with Minnesotans. He is the Senior Producer for the Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" produced here in the Twin Cities. As a journalist, he's perfected the art of telling stories and he brings us on a journey through words and music, since - as he says - language is the instrument he knows how to play best.
Peter Rothstein is the Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da. He's moonlighting as director in the minnesota Opera's opening production of Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte," so it's no wonder there's lots of songs on his playlist. Music with Minnesotans airs at noon on Wednesday.
Alison Young is joined by the President of St. John's University Father "Bob" Koopmann. He loves to listen to opera on his many drives to The Cities, and he tells me he needs to stay on cruise control or when the music gets dramatic, he might speed up to 90!
Brooklyn Rider is a String Quartet, but not like any quartet you've ever heard. They're innovative, enterprising, and wildly inventive.
This week on our Morning Glories, we explore the land of 10,000 choirs... and in just five days, it's only a handful of the best.
It's all American this week for our Morning Glories. Join Alison Young each day this week at 10:00 for some familiar and some not-so-familiar American music.
Are you doing something really cool and love classical music? Does classical help you work, or play and or make art? Are you interested in being a guest on Music with Minnesotans? We return with our most interesting listeners and their creative playlists in September and maybe one of them will be you!
We're bringing an amazing year with our Artists-in-Residence Cantus to a close, and what a year it's been.
In this week's edition Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lynn Martin joins Alison Young. He listens to classical music in the OR to help him get in the zone on long surgeries, but the playlist he'll bring in today he calls "Gifts from MPR," a selection of pieces that he heard on Classical MPR that just stopped him in his tracks.
Liz Thompson lives in Crookston and helps raise money for the arts in local schools. She listens to classical MPR in her car all the time and tells her grandchildren, "When you're in grandma's car, you listen to grandma's music!"
In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Sam Wai, the Treasurer for the American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead. He's on the Board of Trustees of MPR because he is passionate about classical music, ever since he was introduced to music in Hong Kong as a boy and bought his first record - now part of a huge and diverse collection.