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  • Learning to Listen: Performing Families
    When Emily Reese was young, she liked to play piano with her mom. This always happened during the holidays. Emily and her mother never quite made it as a globe-trotting performing duo; however, you'll hear from families who did on this week's Learning to Listen.November 17, 2014
  • Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic
    "This is a very emotional object for Poles," said Michal Witt, a geneticist involved in the inspection. Chopin is "extremely special for the Polish soul."November 17, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Sharon Isbin
    This week on Morning Glories, join us as we celebrate the artistry of Minnesota native and classical guitar master, Sharon Isbin.November 17, 2014
  • Welcome Christmas!
    A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada."November 17, 2014
  • Who are classical musicians thankful for?
    Classical music lovers and musicians have much to be thankful for: Bach's My Spirit Be Joyful. Metronomes. Dame Joan Sutherland. Viola jokes.November 14, 2014
  • Meet Martin Frost, new SPCO artistic partner
    Conductor and clarinetist Martin Frost is now an artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. This dynamic musician is known for his sound and delicate phrasing, as well as for his courage to push the boundaries of classical music. Frost spoke to Alison Young by phone from his home in Sweden.November 14, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Brandon Caplin
    Marimbist Brandon Caplin of Burnsville, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Featured Artist. He recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with his latest news.November 14, 2014
  • Subscribe to the Classical MPR holiday newsletter
    Don't miss a single holiday offering this year; sign up to receive our holiday newsletter to stay apprised of all the upcoming broadcast specials, Web features and even a live concert or two.November 14, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Payne Avenue
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss three new and interesting restaurants on St. Paul's Payne Avenue.November 14, 2014
  • Mendelssohn's "other" Oratorio with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota
    This Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents Mendelssohn's "St. Paul."November 13, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: The Minnesota Bach Ensemble
    A Symphony by CPE Bach, performed by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, is in this week's Regional Spotlight.November 13, 2014
  • Tesfa's Choral Car: Announcing the Winning Name!
    Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's choral initiatives manager, bought a car that he'll be driving throughout Minnesota to share the joy of choral music. He asked listeners to submit their name ideas for the vehicle. From more than 200 creative ideas, Tesfa is pleased to announce the winning name.November 13, 2014
  • Top Score: Composer Neal Acree
    To call Neal Acree's fan base "passionate" would be a gross understatement. As a contributing composer for World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo III, Video Games Live, and the Stargate series, some of his listeners seem to live and breathe their respective media.November 13, 2014
  • Kevin Smith to stay on as Minnesota Orchestra CEO
    Smith, who ran the Minnesota Opera for 25 years, took over as interim leader in the wake of a labor dispute and 16-month lockout of the orchestra's musicians. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more.November 12, 2014
  • When My Sorrow Died: Documentary about Armen Ra and the theremin to have Minnesota debut
    The award-winning film tells the story of one of the most famous theremin performers, Armen Ra, and the birth of his eclectic style influenced by classical operas, Armenian folk music, and the New York City drag scene.November 12, 2014