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Classical Music Features

  • Chicago's Lakeview Orchestra: Creating excitement with cross-disciplinary collaborations
    The players never don tuxedos, the program never includes an intermission, and the orchestra never plays alone. The Lakeview Orchestra, a young neighborhood ensemble in Chicago, depart from the traditional orchestral model while still presenting serious, high-quality classical music.January 17, 2014
  • Alison Young's mountain adventure: a narrow escape
    Alison Young may not have reached the summit of Cerro Aconcagua in Argentina, but a brush with high-altitude pulmonary edema gave her a lot more to reflect on as her mountain quest took an unexpected turn. Read her thoughts in this update as she recovers in Mendoza.January 17, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Out of the Deep Freeze (Part 2 of 2)
    Last week, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talked about botanical art; this week, they discuss where to see living plants and flowers -- and of course, some places to get a bite to eat afterwards.January 17, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Choral Arts Ensemble
    The Choral Arts Ensemble from Rochester, Minn., perform works by Minnesota composers.January 16, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra lockout: What have we learned?
    After 15 long months, the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians has ended. We asked some of our staff here at Classical Minnesota Public Radio to share their thoughts: What have we learned? What's the takeaway? Are there lessons for the future? What are the next steps?January 16, 2014
  • Infographic: How long have orchestra labor disputes lasted?
    It's been widely noted that the Minnesota Orchestra's 15-month lockout was the longest in American orchestral history — but by how wide a margin?January 15, 2014
  • 5 triumphant recordings for the return of the Minnesota Orchestra
    The news of the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and orchestra management coming to an agreement drove us to our music library, immediately digging for the most jubilant recordings from the Minnesota Orchestra catalog to celebrate the return of one of Minnesota's most beloved musical institutions.January 15, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra lockout ends: Twitter reacts
    As news broke on January 14 that the 15-month lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians had ended, music lovers around the world took to Twitter to share their reactions. Here's a selection.January 15, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute settled
    After 15 months of bitter argument, the Minnesota Orchestra lockout is over. Musicians and management reached an agreement which will have the players return to work in two weeks, with a first concert to follow shortly after.January 15, 2014
  • Young Musicians of Minnesota: How we banded together for the music we love
    It all began on May 2, 2013, as Grant Luhmann and I grew tired of idly standing by while the Minnesota Orchestra lockout continued on. It was time that Grant and I stood up for what we believed in: bringing our musicians back to work, with fair compensation.January 15, 2014
  • A young musician plays in the present, wonders about the future
    My love for classical music started so long ago that I can never remember a time when it has not been a part of my life. I started violin at the age of four, piano at the age of six, and voice at the age of nine. For the first few years of taking private lessons in both violin and piano, I naturally avoided practicing like it was the plague. However, as time went by and my love for music increased, practicing became a "get to," not a "have to."January 15, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Blending classical and folk with Brahms
    Leonidas Kavakos is a third-generation Greek violinist. His grandfather was a folk fiddler; his father was a classically trained violinist. On his new recording of Brahms violin works, Leonidas Kavakos blends both of these worlds.January 15, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'
    Stanley Kramer became known as a director of "message movies," taking on tough subjects of the day, but it was his big budget, all-star shot at comedy that endeared him to many.January 14, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Ramach
    Kevin Ramach is the President and the General Director of the Minnesota Opera. His theatrical playlist is filled with high operatic drama.January 14, 2014
  • Minnesotan violinist Kip Jones talks about ETHEL's collaboration with Robert Mirabal
    Fans of forward-thinking classical music in the Moorhead area will be in for something special on January 25 when ETHEL, an acclaimed string quartet based in New York, stops in town to perform with Grammy-winning Native American flautist Robert Mirabal.January 14, 2014