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Classical Music Features

  • School Spotlight: Austin High School Wind Ensemble
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's feature spotlights the Austin High School Wind Ensemble, led by Bradley Mariska.May 27, 2014
  • Maurice Ravel's 'Le Tombeau de Couperin' on Learning to Listen
    French composer Maurice Ravel had many friends who died in World War I. He spent three years memorializing them in what would become one of his most popular works: Le Tombeau de Couperin.May 26, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Music for Schools
    We'll wind up our Music for Learning month with Morning Glories that feature music written for schools, whether European schools with centuries of history or institutions of higher learning much closer to home.May 26, 2014
  • Benjamin Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw' on Learning to Listen
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra recently kicked off a celebration of British composer Benjamin Britten's centenary. This weekend, the SPCO will perform Britten's chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw.May 23, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Brainerd Lakes Area
    With Memorial Day weekend upon us and many people heading to their cabins, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton look at a couple places to eat in the Brainerd Lakes area.May 23, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra names new interim president
    Former Minnesota Opera president Kevin Smith will take over as interim CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra's board said Thursday.May 22, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Consortium Carissimi
    Consortium Carissimi performs a cantata marking the 350th anniversary of the death of composer Bonifazio Graziani. This performance was recorded at St. Mary's Chapel in St. Paul.May 22, 2014
  • Joyce DiDonato to give commencement address at Juilliard
    American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is nervous. On Friday, May 23, she'll give the commencement address to the graduates of the Juilliard School of Music. DiDonato spoke to Classical MPR's Julie Amacher about the task ahead.May 22, 2014
  • Olivier Deriviere Scores Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry
    Composer Olivier Derivière blended his own original music with traditional Haitian music for the score to Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry.May 22, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Performing Without a Net
    According to members of the Chiara String Quartet, playing Brahms quartets entirely from memory creates performances with a new, authentic feel.May 21, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'The Longest Day'
    A very young Paul Anka, who had a part in this big-budget movie, wrote the theme song.May 20, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sherilyn and Andrew Burgdorf
    It was love at first downbeat for Sherilyn and Andrew Burgdorf. And even now, in the midst of his family practice and her music teaching, they make time for music making. Their playlist is sweet.May 20, 2014
  • El Sistema Minnesota welcomes Nachito Herrera for benefit concert
    Acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist Nachito Herrera will be joining the Minnesota Youth Symphonies tonight at North High School for a concert benefitting El Sistema Minnesota, a music program operating after school days at Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary.May 20, 2014
  • Liquid Music announces third season
    Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.May 20, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Amanda Patton
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Amanda Patton, who teaches music at Little Mountain Elementary School in Monticello, Minn.May 20, 2014