John Birge Feature Archive

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)
Eric Whitacre is a phenomenon. He couldn't read music when he started college, but within a few years he was composing music that was performed and recorded by professional choirs around the world. (03/19/2009)
The New York-based Fireworks Ensemble performs music in the studio from their genre-breaking repertoire. (02/18/2009)
VocalEssence performs it's Inauguration Day concert at St. John's Smith Square in London live on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. (02/17/2009)
Christmas Eve is a time for tradition, and we continue what has become a holiday tradition for Minnesota Public Radio by featuring a new Christmas carol written by composer Abbie Betinis. (12/24/2008)