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    Rory Macdonald
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    Arturo Delmoni, violin
    Danielle Maddon, violin
    Ellen DePasquale, viola
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  • Violinist Francesca Anderegg follows her passion from Juilliard to St. Olaf
    There was a moment in grad school, said Anderegg, where she realized her life was at a crossroads - that she was about to begin a life as a professional musician and music teacher. She asked herself, she said, "Is this what I want to do?" The answer: yes.October 3, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Evren Ozel
    Pianist Evren Ozel of Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Showcase Artist. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news.October 3, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: New Ulm Oktoberfest
    On Saturday, Oct. 4, the city of New Ulm, Minn., hosts what is the biggest Oktoberfest in the state. That's what John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about this week.October 3, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Vox Nova Chorale
    Vox Nova Chorale is one of the newest vocal ensembles in the Twin Cities. This group is going places!October 2, 2014
  • Minnesota baritone Conor McDonald stars in Boston Symphony Orchestra's New Tanglewood Tales
    Minnesota-born baritone Conor McDonald, who as a youth performed with the Minnesota Opera and the Children's Theatre Company, is featured in a Web series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life a musician.October 2, 2014
  • Top Score: Singer Lisbeth Scott's rising note
    Several years ago, a five-minute conversation took Lisbeth Scott from being a part-time singer and musician in a dance studio to performing in a soundtrack for Hans Zimmer, a titan of the industry ... and she didn't know who he was at the time. She only went up from there.October 2, 2014
  • An Opening Night Gala With The Berlin Philharmonic
    The Berlin Philharmonic and its chief conductor Simon Rattle will open the legendary Carnegie Hall's season Oct. 1.October 1, 2014
  • Interview: Penny Dreadful composer Abel Korzeniowski
    Abel Korzeniowski is unique among today's film and TV composers - for a number of reasons. With everything increasingly fast-paced and ever more composers delving into percussion and synths as a starting point, Korzeniowski begins with the strings.October 1, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Let's Dance!
    From a Bach keyboard partita to a sultry Albeniz tango - the pieces on this disc have dance rhythms running through them. It's a brand-new release from young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.October 1, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Putting music in their mouths
    Overdubbing is when an actor portraying a part in a musical doesn't do his or her own singing. That doesn't mean the actor can't sing; often there are other factors at work. Lynne Warfel has some stories about overdubbing on this week's Flicks in Five.September 30, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Nanette Goldman
    Nanette Goldman, professor of classics at Macalester College, faces all of life's experiences with determination and not a little joy. Her playlist both classic and modern.September 30, 2014
  • Review: Courtney Lewis leads the Jacksonville Symphony in a rousing Symphonie Fantastique
    On Friday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season with their new music director designate, Courtney Lewis - formerly of the Minnesota Orchestra.September 30, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Armstrong High School Concert Choir
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's performance comes from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Concert Choir under the baton of Stephanie Trump.September 30, 2014
  • The Airbnb of Classical Music
    A new startup called Groupmuse matches users looking to host a classical music concert with willing musicians needing a venue to perform. It could be considered as "the Airbnb of classical music."September 29, 2014
  • Think you might like Prokofiev?
    Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say.September 29, 2014