John Birge Feature Archive

John Birge talks about how this weekend's festival in Northfield, Minn., gives today's music lovers a chance to hear instruments that haven't been heard in 150 years. (08/02/2013)
On this week's 'Moveable Feast,' Rachel Hutton of Minnesota Monthly joins John Birge to talk about where to go and what to eat in Northfield, Minnesota during the annual Vintage Band Festival. (08/02/2013)
For our new weekly feature, "Moveable Feast," Rachel Hutton of Minnesota Monthly joins John Birge to talk about where to go and what to eat in destinations Classical MPR listeners may be interested in visiting. This week is all things British, in honor of the Guthrie's current production, <em>Pride and Prejudice</em>. (07/26/2013)
For our new weekly feature, "Moveable Feast," Rachel Hutton of Minnesota Monthly joins John Birge to talk about where to go and what to eat in destinations Classical MPR listeners may be interested in visiting. This week, Winona, Minnesota during the Beethoven Festival and Great River Shakespeare festival. (07/19/2013)
John Birge talks with the cast of Mill City Opera's "Barber of Seville" (07/12/2013)
Cast members from Skylark Opera sing selections from "The Fantasticks" (06/14/2013)
Yes, she can tell you how to get to Sesame Street! (06/06/2013)
On Sunday, February 17, the 2013 VocalEssence "Witness" concert pays tribute to Marian Anderson's legacy. Classical MPR's John Birge learned more from the singer who'll evoke the spirit of Anderson, Marlissa Hudson. (02/15/2013)
Composer Abbie Betinis and Friends perform a new carol for 2012 (12/21/2012)
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conductor Bill Schrickel and cellist Ben Osterhouse talk about upcoming concert. (11/16/2012)
Stephen Sondheim is a genius of the theater who inspires a worshipful following. Two productions running side by side this month at two Twin Cities theater companies offer the opportunity to experience two of Sondheim's most iconic musicals. (10/19/2012)
Fifteen years ago, Stephen Paulus wrote a one-act opera called "The Three Hermits". But since then, Paulus wanted to write a second, complimentary opera. That new opera is "The Shoemaker." (09/27/2012)
Cast members from Skylark Opera perform music from Bernstein's "Wonderful Town" in Classical MPR studio. (06/08/2012)
The Escher String Quartet performs on Classical Minnesota Public Radio (05/04/2012)
Minnesota Opera's season finale is Puccini's classic, "Madame Butterfly." The title role is shared equally by two great singers, Kelly Kaduce and Yunah Lee, over the course of eight (nearly sold-out) performances. They were both kind enough to come to Classical MPR to sing and talk to John Birge, along with Minnesota Opera Artistic Director Dale Johnson. (04/13/2012)