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  • All aboard the MN Express: New music hops a bus
    Featuring artists who have participated in the organization's 416 Club commissions program, which is designed to support the creation of new work by local emerging artists, the tour will travel to different small cities and towns in Minnesota for ticketed performances as well as free impromptu pop-up gigs at libraries, farmers' markets, and public spaces.September 18, 2014
  • Who exactly are the Rose Ensemble?
    On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Rose Ensemble will give a free concert in Minneapolis to preview yet another fascinating season filled with surprises. Alison Young got to speak to Rose Ensemble founder and artistic director Jordan Sramek who gives us insight into this unique musical group.September 18, 2014
  • What makes a teacher great? Exploring Nadia Boulanger and her disciples
    What makes a teacher truly great? That varies by the student, of course, but Nadia Boulanger seemed to have a pretty good grasp of it. She trained hundreds of world-class musicians and composers, some of them going on to famed careers.September 18, 2014
  • Top Score: John Broomhall's music for Transport Tycoon
    This week on Top Score, Emily Reese interviews composer John Broomhall about the music he created for the game 'Transport Tycoon'.September 18, 2014
  • Class Notes: How to Sing Well
    Singing is a natural act, and using a few basic practices from this new video from Classical MPR, we can establish the foundation for a lifetime of the joy and richness it brings ourselves and others.September 17, 2014
  • A Perfect Match: Puccini and Kelly Kaduce
    Kelly Kaduce and Dale Johnson of the Minnesota Opera perform music from Manon Lescaut, which airs Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., on Classical MPR.September 17, 2014
  • Sarah Charness goes from chamber recitals to fashion runways, hot pink electric violin in hand
    Sarah Charness is using her classical training to rock fashion shows and sports stadiums with a signature pink electric violin.September 17, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Starting with a Rice Krispie Box
    Alisa Weilerstein's new CD is the culmination of a dream that began in early childhood. Her recording of Dvorak's cello concerto is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks.September 17, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: North By Northwest
    From a crop-duster attack in a midwestern cornfield to the tip of George Washington's nose, Alfred Hitchcock packed a ton of suspense into this 1959 classic caper. On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel takes a look at Hitch's "North by Northwest."September 16, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe
    Retired Star Tribune columnist Dan Wascoe is also a pianist and composer. He a man full of surprises. He shares his story and playlist on today's Music with Minnesotans.September 16, 2014
  • OPINION: Beethoven didn't write the Eroica Symphony for your yoga class
    When we engender, particularly among newcomers to the art form, the expectation that classical music be relaxing, what chance do Schulhoff, Shostakovich, and Messiaen stand? Or, for that matter, what chance do Haydn and Beethoven stand to really penetrate the listener's senses, when all she's after is some white noise while doing her taxes?September 16, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir
    School Spotlight season starts off the academic year with Austin High School Concert Choir. Learn more about this ensemble and hear three of its music selections.September 16, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Works by students of the Paris Conservatory
    At the end of each school year, students at the Paris Conservatory are required to perform a "contest piece" for their professors. For decades, the Conservatory commissioned new music to address a lack of appropriate music for instruments including trombone, horn, trumpet and bassoon.September 15, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Teen Beat
    Even composers were kids once. This week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces whose composers, at the time they wrote them, were talented teenagers.September 15, 2014
  • Checking in with Burt Hara
    Back in town to play concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and with his former ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, clarinetist Burt Hara stops by Classical MPR to talk to Alison Young about life in L.A. and about his visit to the Twin Cities this weekend.September 12, 2014