John Birge

John Birge

Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
jbirge@mpr.org

John Birge has been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 25 years. Since 1997, he has been hosting on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Service. He played French horn for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and performed with them on their centennial tour of Europe in 1995. He was trained at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.

John Birge Feature Archive

Red Wagon Pizza
It's a pizza party this week on Moveable Feast, as John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the exploding artisan pizza scene in southwest Minneapolis. (03/27/2015)
Duluth Aerial Liftbridge
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the Vikre Distillery in Duluth's beautiful Canal Park. (03/20/2015)
The Foodie 40
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine a list of the edible experiences you should have under your belt to call yourself a Minnesota Foodie. (03/13/2015)
Theater Latte Da's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' has a magic that no Hollywood special effects can touch, because it draws on your imagination. Director Peter Rothstein and four cast members spoke to Classical MPR's John Birge and performed some songs from the production. (03/11/2015)
The Ordway is celebrating the opening of its new Concert Hall this week, and on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton will talk about nearby restaurants to visit. (03/06/2015)
Get a sneak preview of the Minnesota Opera's production of 'The Manchurian Candidate' when John Birge meets with members of the cast and creative team. (03/03/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss how some chefs find inspiration. (02/27/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss great dining options for pre- and post-movie viewing at area theaters. (02/20/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss local high-end restaurants moving in more casual directions. (02/13/2015)
The King's Singers' Valentine's Day concert in Minneapolis this weekend is special for a couple of reasons: It's a program that's never been performed before, and it's created as a tribute to two special people, arts patrons Jerry and Cathie Fischer. John Birge speaks to two members of The King's Singers ahead of the concert. (02/11/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about what to do, see, and eat in the northern Minnesota town of Ely. (01/30/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton look at places to visit in the summertime. (01/23/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the hottest restaurant to open in 2014 -- Spoon and Stable. (01/16/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine the most anticipated restaurant openings coming up in 2015. (01/09/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss food trends -- what's in and what's out for 2015. (01/02/2015)