Jay Gabler

Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
jgabler@mpr.org


Jay Gabler Feature Archive

Aria Stiles
Apple Valley native Aria Stiles, a violinist, has traveled far and fast in the music world: at 20, she's a regular member of Pam Tillis's touring band as well as a full-time student at Nashville's Belmont University. As if that wasn't enough evidence that she's been embraced by the capital of country music, she's also the current Miss Music City, in line to compete for the title of Miss Tennessee. Before she hit the big time, though, Stiles participated in Minnesota Varsity. (11/19/2014)
Dancers backstage at MacPhail
An audience at MacPhail got a sneak preview of Carl Flink's new dance set to the music of John Adams, performed by a live string quartet. (11/17/2014)
Dejan Lazic
Citing a recent European Union ruling, pianist Dejan Lazic has asked that a negative review be unpublished. The Washington Post says no way. (11/04/2014)
Theater Latte Da is presenting Terrence McNally's Master Class at MacPhail Center for the Arts' Antonello Hall. If you're considering attending this play about the later years of legendary soprano Maria Callas, here are eight things to expect. (10/10/2014)
Last week saw the U.S. release of Prince's new albums ART OFFICIAL AGE and, with his band 3RDEYEGIRL, PLECTRUMELECTRUM. Even for an artist who's put out plenty of albums in his three-and-a-half decade career, these releases stand out. Jay Gabler provides a track-by-track guide to the albums. (10/06/2014)
There was a moment in grad school, said Anderegg, where she realized her life was at a crossroads - that she was about to begin a life as a professional musician and music teacher. She asked herself, she said, "Is this what I want to do?" The answer: yes. (10/03/2014)
Conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood has died at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. (09/24/2014)
As the leaves change and the sweaters come out, what classical music will suit the season? Here are a few selections. (09/23/2014)
Sarah Charness is using her classical training to rock fashion shows and sports stadiums with a signature pink electric violin. (09/17/2014)
Early on, two children are ground into dough that's put into an oven to bake into a cake; at the end of the show, that cake is fed back to alternate-universe versions of those children. Probably don't bring your kindergarteners. (09/12/2014)
Does your day need a power-up? Choose one of these four classical compositions to play in your earbuds: within an hour, you'll be raring and ready to face whatever life throws at you. (08/29/2014)
Just 28 years old, Mohammed Fairouz is an acclaimed and widely-performed composer. Having been raised as a world traveller, Fairouz - in the words of his official biography - "integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect." (08/08/2014)
Getting Target Field ready for Paul McCartney's Saturday concert has been a multi-day process--building a giant stage in the outfield is just one of many steps being taken to welcome thousands of music fans to the home field of the Minnesota Twins. (07/31/2014)
Among the 169 shows being featured in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival are dozens of musicals. Here are ten to put at the top of your list. (07/30/2014)
In a bittersweet announcement, the King's Singers have announced that Julian Gregory will be joining their ranks as tenor; Benedict Hymas, the previously-announced replacement for departing Paul Phoenix, has withdrawn from the position for personal reasons. (07/18/2014)