Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, London, since 2007, Andrew Carwood has been conducting choirs since he was 16 years old. He recently described what it's like to sing at St. Paul's Cathedral and the music program he oversees there. "It's very exciting for me," he says. "I like to encourage the boys to sing as well as they possibly can."
Dedicated to the works of Latin American composers, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano will be performing in St. Cloud, Minn., this weekend. Michael Barone chatted with violinist Saul Bitran shortly after he arrived at the MSP airport.
As Michael Barone makes clear, one does not skimp on J.S. Bach's 330th birthday. Barone details a series of performances in honor of the great composer, held at various venues throughout the city of Minneapolis on Saturday, March 21. The first hour of festivities will be broadcast live on Classical MPR.
Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares his personal reflection on the life and work of Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus (Aug. 24, 1949 - Oct. 19, 2014).
Last February, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota hosted a huge 90th birthday celebration at Orchestra Hall for Emeritus Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Listen to this concert broadcast on Classical MPR on Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 21, is the birthday of J.S. Bach. Last Saturday, a number of musicians celebrated a progressive birthday party in a number of venues along St. Paul's Summit Avenue. Relive the experience in audio and pictures.
Members of the Boston-based vocal ensemble Tapestry join Classical MPR's Michael Barone for a fun and casual conversation ahead of their concert on Saturday, March 15, in St. Cloud, Minn.
For Michael Barone, one day is not enough to celebrate the birthday of J.S. Bach. It's why he began the tradition of Before Bach's Birthday Bash. Read about what's in store for this year's festivities.
Iain Quinn, Associate Professor of Organ at Florida State University in Tallahassee, recently completed a reconstruction of an early work by American composer Samuel Barber. It's a miniature holiday cantata titled "Christmas Eve".
Hear the combined power of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Bemidji State University Concert Choir and Bemidji Chorale performing Brahms' Requiem Op. 45 followed by music celebrating the Native American culture and tradition, including Russell Peterson's symphonic suite <i>Between Two Cultures</i>.
It is perhaps worth remembering that on July 28 back in 1750, one of the great musical minds of western culture closed his eyes for the last time.
Tune in on April 9 at 8 p.m. for an encore broadcast of the Westminster Choir performing in Collegeville as part of the 50th anniversary of the Saint John's Abbey and University Church.
Flanders is a lively center for recorder playing and building, so (not unexpectedly) this ensemble represented the best of the best. With charming music and an engaging personal delivery, three guys blew on their little wooden sticks and made for magical moments.
Daniil Trifonov's Twin Cities debut on Sunday for the Chopin Society proved him a compelling advocate for the grand romantic repertoire, and a virtuoso of the highest order.