John Birge Feature Archive

One year ago, violinist Jorja Fleezanis left the Minnesota Orchestra after 20 years as concertmaster, to begin her new job as Professor of Violin at Indiana University School of Music. (06/16/2010)
John Birge talks with Layton "Skip" James on leaving the SPCO. (06/11/2010)
John Birge talks with composer Stephen Paulus, UofM percussion instructor Fernando Meza, and VocalEssance's Philip Brunelle. (04/28/2010)
Conductor Roberto Abbado talks with MPR's John Birge (03/24/2010)
John Birge talks with James Valenti and Ellie Dehn from the Minnesota Opera's "La Boheme". (03/12/2010)
MPR's John Birge talks with Philip Brunelle of VocalEssence and James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet about their collaboration concert. (03/10/2010)
Minnesota's Rose Ensemble combines with England's Voces8 in concert. (02/04/2010)
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)