This weekend, the Northern Lights Music Festival presents a production of Franz Lehar's operetta 'The Merry Widow'. Classical MPR's Julie Amacher got the chance to talk with the Festival's Music Director, Gavriel Heine, earlier this week.
Education has been at the heart of Voces8 since its inception. The group members see it as their responsibility to help the next generation have success in music and in school. Listen to audio and watch videos that demonstrate this commitment.
'Song of Hiawatha' poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never saw the 53-foot waterfall mentioned in his poem, but Longfellow fan Antonin Dvořak did -- and was inspired to describe its beauty in music.
So, what's the best career advice you've ever received? Reach for the stars? Be courageous and daring? Don't try to do everything? Maybe, like oboist Joseph Peters, it wasn't advice you received so much as a warning.
Daniel Tosky really enjoys being in South Florida with the New World Symphony. He's got some strong ideas about how to build an audience for classical music, and the New World Symphony is, he believes, the right place to develop some of those ideas.
Marin Alsop 'honored to be the first woman' to conduct Last Night of the Proms.
Danish recorder player Michala Petri has had a very long and very successful performance career. However, one moment is extra special -- a moment she had when she was about 33 years old. That's when she was invited to join the late, great Victor Borge on stage in concert.