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  • Music with Minnesotans: Joe and Mary Keyes
    Joe and Mary Keyes are owners of the Howard Street Booksellers in Hibbing, Minn. They love books, theater and Hibbing history.March 25, 2014
  • A surprising lesson in the concert hall
    As the strings began their call and response, my eyelids contentedly sank - I'd been looking forward to the concert for weeks - when a rhythmic click...click...click roused me out of my trance.March 25, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Jonathan Laflamme
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Jonathan Laflamme, director of bands at Little Falls Community High School in Little Falls, Minn.March 25, 2014
  • Classical MPR tour: Hosts' desk items
    As part of Member Appreciation week at Minnesota Public Radio, the hosts at Classical MPR have offered this up-close tour of their desks, sharing some interesting items and the stories behind them.March 24, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Bach Inspirations
    Johann Sebastian Bach continues to inspire generations of composers more than 300 years after his time. Hear straightforward arrangements of Bach's music as well as some less familiar music inspired by Bach on today's Learning to Listen.March 24, 2014
  • How do you name a chamber group?
    Chamber ensemble names tend to fit into a few categories, I've found.March 24, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Coming Attractions
    On this week's Morning Glories, we'll take a look at some performers and repertoire coming to our region in the next few weeks.March 24, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity Showcase Round voting
    April 27 is the Showcase Round for five of our Minnesota Varsity Featured Round artists. You have a chance to advance one artist with your vote.March 24, 2014
  • Slideshow: Met Opera's 'Wozzeck'
    Wozzeck's longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg's gripping score of passion, despair and murder in the Met Opera's production of 'Wozzeck'.March 22, 2014
  • Choral music: More than the sum of its parts
    Chords of all kinds, winding contrapuntal lines, interlocking rhythms, and multiple musical ideas create a full aural experience for the listener.March 21, 2014
  • A Bach's Birthday Summit
    Friday, March 21, is the birthday of J.S. Bach. Last Saturday, a number of musicians celebrated a progressive birthday party in a number of venues along St. Paul's Summit Avenue. Relive the experience in audio and pictures.March 21, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Spring and seasonal foods
    It may not look like it outside, but spring arrived yesterday. That got John Birge and 'Minnesota Monthly' editor Rachel Hutton talking about seasonal foods on this week's Moveable Feast.March 21, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra CEO Henson to step down
    Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson is stepping down effective August 31.March 20, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Konev-Moiseeva-Remenikova Trio
    A performance of the Anton Arensky Piano Trio in D minor from a performance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is in this week's Regional Spotlight.March 20, 2014
  • Interview: "Anchorman 2" composers John Nau and Andrew Feltenstein
    John Nau and Andrew Feltenstein have had quite the career together. They've crafted the music for some of the last few years' comedic gems such as the recent "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" and the TV miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon." Their collaboration does more than simply supply music for support: it defines much of the films' character and sensibility.March 20, 2014