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  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Austin Kraft
    Composer Austin Kraft of Savage was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Composer and 2014 Featured Composer. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his experiences of the past year.October 31, 2014
  • Creepy Classics Countdown 2014
    On Halloween, we'll count down the top 13 Creepy Classics, as voted by you. Check out the countdown as the day continues and we build to the top 5 during the 7 o'clock hour.October 31, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Scary Food
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss fear and the foods we eat.October 31, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    Video game music from one of the Twin Cities' newest and most exciting bands, Nerd Enhanced Sound is in this week's Regional Spotlight.October 30, 2014
  • National Lutheran Choir to premiere new work about finding hope and peace amidst dementia
    As he watched his father in the last stages of dementia, Tim Schmidt, who sings second bass for the National Lutheran Choir, would play Thad Fiscella's Ivory Hymn on the piano nearly every day. Schmidt could see in his father's eyes that the piece would help bring his father back to the present moment, causing him to rise in his chair.October 30, 2014
  • Top Score: Super Marcato Brothers
    Karl and Will Brueggemann, known as the Super Marcato Brothers, live and breathe retro video games. They compose original and game-inspired music, often playing a number of instruments in the tracks.October 30, 2014
  • Introducing the Minneapolis Music Company
    Mischa Santora, former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is the artistic director of a new ensemble in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Music Company opens its new season this week.October 29, 2014
  • The science of sleep: How relaxing music works
    Scientists have found that music can reduce sympathetic nervous system activity; decrease anxiety, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate; and possibly have positive effects on sleep in regards to muscle relaxation and distraction from vexing thoughts.October 29, 2014
  • Interview: '33 Variations' cast
    Joining Alison Young in the Classical MPR studio are actors Edwin Strout and Karen Landry and pianist Irina Elkina from Park Square Theatre's production of '33 Variations'.October 29, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: The Mirandola Ensemble
    The Mirandola Ensemble is visiting schools around the Twin Cities as a 2014-15 Class Notes Artist.October 29, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Homage to Guitar and Guitarists
    Guitarist Milos Karadaglic has just released his fourth and what he refers to as his most ambitious recording yet. This recording is a personal homage to musicians and composers who changed the course of history for the guitar.October 29, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'King Kong'
    Deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant by the Library of Congerss in 1991, 'King Kong' is also known for its musical score, composed by Max Steiner.October 28, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Mitch Pearlstein
    The founder of the Center of the American Experiment, Mitch Pearlstein, shares an eclectic playlist ranging from musicals to Messiah.October 28, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphonies
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school and student music ensembles during the academic year. This week's performance comes from the Symphony and Repertory Orchestras of Minnesota Youth Symphonies.October 28, 2014
  • Finding Magic on Walden Pond
    While on vacation, Steve Staruch and his wife made plans to visit Walden Pond. They ended up experiencing something far beyond what they imagined.October 28, 2014