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

Blackbird Cafe
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton take a look at the one of the up and coming hot foodie neighborhoods -- South Nicollet Avenue. (05/01/2015)
Tonaktsu Ramen from Moto-i
It's a noodle-fest on this week's Moveable Feast, as John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine tasty ramen offerings around town. (04/24/2015)
Mississippi River
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton take a look at two different ideas for spring travel -- by rails and by trails. (04/17/2015)
With 12,000 writers in the Twin Cities for the AWP Conference, let's have a literary feast! This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine foodie destinations for writers. (04/10/2015)
This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine the trend of putting eggs on just about anything... just in time for Easter! (04/03/2015)
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)
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)
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)