Maria Schneider, a Grammy-award winning composer and arranger, was in St. Paul the last week of September recording her new album with the SPCO, as well as conducting her Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories.
The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concluded its 2011-2012 season on April 29th with a concert mostly of American composers and music that may have been heard during Roosevelt's presidency (1901-1909). Music Director Beverly Everett conducted.
Rather than getting your father or father-figure a tie, why not a classical disc (or suggest he download one of these with that giftcard)? Here are four suggestions for the old man in your life.
Where can one find ten Minnesota choir and vocal ensembles, singing all Minnesota composers, in one concert? It probably only happens once every 118 years, and it's happening Wednesday at Orchestra Hall for the Opening Gala Concert of Chorus America. Tune in to Classical MPR at 8 p.m. on June 13 to hear the entire concert.
Tune in on Sunday, April 22, at noon to hear this week's From the Top featuring Twin Cities ensemble Quartet Tzigane, consisting of violinist Graydon Tope, 15, from Minneapolis; violist Sloane Wesloh, 15, from Stillwater; cellist Parker Tope,13, from Minneapolis; and pianist Evren Ozel,13, from Minneapolis. They'll perform the Allegro Molto movement from William Walton's Piano Quartet in D minor.
The Bach Society of Minnesota presented a performance of the St. John Passion, BWV 245, on March 24th, 2012 at St. Mary's Chapel at St. Paul Seminary. You can hear the St. John Passion in its entirety on Friday, April 6th, at 10 a.m.
Dargel is wonderfully difficult artist to define. His output combines elements of traditional art songs, eclectic pop songs and subject matter that ranges from hypochondria to voluntary amputation.
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.