John Birge Feature Archive

Chat with characters from Minnesota Opera's "Roberto Devereux." (01/27/2010)
Composer Abbie Betinis and the "MPR Singers" perform 2009's annual Christmas carol. (12/22/2009)
The holidays are here and the pressure is on. You can't do anything about the snowstorm, but food maven Nigella Lawson says you can do something about the stress of holiday entertaining. (12/21/2009)
John Birge talks with composer John Rutter (12/09/2009)
New musicians from the SPCO, Sumni Chang and David Huckaby, perform in the studio. (11/23/2009)
MPR's John Birge talks with John Fanning and Jean Stillwell who are the principals in Dominick Argento's "Casanova's Homecoming," a production of the Minnesota Opera. (11/18/2009)
Dawn Upshaw returns in her role as Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She sings some signature music by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov and a world premiere by film composer Alberto Iglesias. (11/06/2009)
British conductor Simon Halsey joins VocalEssence for a British Invasion of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 pm. (10/22/2009)
The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra calls its first concert of the 2009-2010 season "New Beginnings." It's the first concert of a new season, featuring the "New World" Symphony and the debut of the orchestra's new conductor, Andrew Altenbach. (10/20/2009)
Courtney Lewis is getting ready for his first gigs in his new post as Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra. He looks back and looks ahead in a conversation with John Birge. (10/15/2009)
As Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop is the first woman to lead a major American orchestra. She also spent twelve years with the Colorado Symphony, and six years as principal guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in England. (10/05/2009)
It's a memorial to love, light and angels. Dominick Argento's "Evensong" will have its Midwest premiere this weekend by VocalEssence. (09/23/2009)
The Rose Ensemble is an acclaimed vocal group based in the Twin Cities that is mostly known for its arrangements of early classical music. A new documentary produced by Twin Cities Public Television goes behind the scenes to present the ensemble in a new light. (05/28/2009)
VocalEssence and other regional choral groups gather for a performance of a new piece by Dominick Argento and other works. (04/29/2009)
VocalEssence and the St. Olaf Choir perform the Berlioz Te Deum at the Cathedral of St. Paul. (04/07/2009)