Lyz Jaakola, one of Classical MPR's 2013-2014 Class Notes Artists, has received the Education Award for a her work in raising awareness and appreciation of Native music and culture throughout Minnesota.
On tour with Conor Oberst as both his opening act and backing band, Dawes stopped by The Current's studio during a two-night stand at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes took some time to tell us about his trusty Gibson acoustic guitar -- and about an important life lesson he learned from a taxi trip in Chicago.
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Brett Smith, who teaches music at O.H. Anderson Elementary School in Mahtomedi, Minn.
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Amanda Patton, who teaches music at Little Mountain Elementary School in Monticello, Minn.
Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists will be performing in schools throughout Minnesota during the 2014-2015 academic year. Join us at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and at 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., as we introduce each Class Notes Artist.
Valerie June visited The Current's studio on August 10, 2013, to play a few songs and to chat with Mac Wilson. After the session, the Memphis singer-songwriter took some time to talk about her then-new acoustic guitar and the mystical connection she felt with it. Valerie June plays Rock the Garden on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Led by host Michael Barone, a group of 45 travelers are spending two weeks visiting more than 50 pipe organs throughout Switzerland. Get a taste of what they're experiencing amidst the Alps.
When Angel Olsen stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs the day after her gig at The Cedar Cultural Center, she took a few minutes to tell us about her Gibson guitar and about the cool shop in Nashville, Tenn., where she bought it.
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Eric Sayre, who originally taught music in Minnesota and is now executive director of the Guyana Lutheran Music Academy in New Amsterdam, Guyana.
Season-finale concerts by Angelica Cantanti youth choirs and by Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies bring more than 700 kids onto the Orchestra Hall stage the weekend of May 3 and 4.
When Bombay Bicycle Club were in The Current's studio ahead of their show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Jamie MacColl took a few moments to talk about the band's custom-built Farida guitars.
MPR News has confirmed the Minnesota Orchestra board of directors approved a two-year contract for Osmo Vänskä to return as music director. He will start May 1.
When G. Love stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off his new album, 'Sugar', he had a few moments to tell us about his guitar before heading off to First Avenue. It turns out G. Love's guitar is more than an instrument; it's his autograph collection.
London Grammar's Dan Rothman, after playing a session in The Current's studio, took some time to tell us about his guitar, a circa 1980 Gretsch BST he recently acquired in Los Angeles.
The world-renowned pianist will bring his music to Lake Wobegon while he hopes to discover some new things himself. 'A Prairie Home Companion' airs on Saturdays at 5 p.m. on Classical MPR.