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  • Morning Glories: Getaways
    What with cold temperatures and months of winter yet to go, a lot of people are dreaming about a getaway of some kind. On this week's Morning Glories, we'll hear from five composers who traveled to far-away spots, either in real life or in their imaginations.January 12, 2015
  • Met Opera: Verdi's 'Aida'
    Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, is one of the world's best-known operas. At one time, it led off the so-called "ABC" operas — the three most-performed operas at the Met (Aida, Boheme, and Carmen, in that order.)January 10, 2015
  • Frequent-flyer musicians share their thoughts on DOT ruling
    Musicians have experienced inconsistent policies when traveling with their instruments, leading to a new ruling from the U.S. Department of Transportation intended to create a standard policy across the industry. Speaking to Classical MPR, a violist, a cellist and a bassist shared their insights on travel and on the new rule.January 9, 2015
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Nora Doyle
    Cellist Nora Doyle of Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2012 Featured Artist and 2013 Showcase Artist (with the Luna String Quartet), and a 2014 Showcase Artist (solo). She recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share some of her Varsity memories.January 9, 2015
  • Moveable Feast: Most Anticipated Restaurants
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton examine the most anticipated restaurant openings coming up in 2015.January 9, 2015
  • Regional Spotlight: Ensemble Melange from NDSU
    A breezy-sounding trio by French composer Darius Milhaud get a jaunty performance from Trio Melange, the new faculty group from the NDSU School of Music.January 8, 2015
  • A lullaby and video for Natalie
    Any child whose parent sings him or her a lullaby is lucky indeed. But when your mother happens to be Anne Akiko Meyers, a renowned composer writes a lullaby for you, and Mom performs it on violin. Meyers shares the story and a music video for the lullaby created for her daughter, Natalie.January 8, 2015
  • Top Score: Composer Jason Graves
    Composer Jason Graves talks about his score for 'Tomb Raider' and about writing memorable music for video games. Hear it on this week's episode of Top Score.January 8, 2015
  • 'Dear White People' composer Kathryn Bostic on music, movies, and finding your voice
    For the indie hit 'Dear White People,' Kathryn Bostic created a complex score that didn't simply support scenes, but introduced new layers of meaning. She spoke with Garrett Tiedemann about her musical background, her involvement with 'Dear White People,' and how the score drew on influences from Schubert to Ligeti to Lateef.January 7, 2015
  • Marian Anderson's Groundbreaking Met Opera Moment
    Sixty years ago, opera singer Marian Anderson made her long overdue debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera. She was its first African-American soloist.January 7, 2015
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra begins rehearsals in new hall
    The custom-designed, 1,100-seat hall will formally open Feb. 28. Until then, the orchestra will hold rehearsals and practice concerts so its acoustician can fine-tune the sound of the space.January 7, 2015
  • New Classical Tracks: Anne Akiko Meyers, 'The American Masters'
    Three generations of mentorship, friendship and shared ideas coalesce on a new album that is the brainchild of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who's been inspired by all three of the American composers featured on this recording: Samuel Barber, John Corigliano and Mason Bates.January 7, 2015
  • Flicks in Five: 'Citizen Kane'
    The film considered one of the greatest of all time also features an equally lauded score by Bernard Herrmann. The music includes an aria from an opera that doesn't exist. Hear it on this week's Flicks in Five.January 6, 2015
  • Music with Minnesotans: Wally Benbenek
    Wally Benbenek is a computer guy by day, a Gilbert and Sullivan star by night. His life is like a patter song. Wally is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.January 6, 2015
  • Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall
    Amid reports of other piano retailers shuttering, the resplendent New York piano showroom is shutting down to make way for luxury condos. But that doesn't mean the company is going anywhere.January 6, 2015