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  • Find a Summer Music Festival
    Summertime in the Upper Midwest brings a number of classical music festivals and other seasonal offerings to Classical MPR's listening region. Use our list and maps to find a festival near you -- or to find a musical reason to take a summer road trip.July 9, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Dvorak and America
    The centerpiece of this new disc is a melodrama (music combined with the spoken word), drawing on works by Dvorak and the poet who inspired him -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.July 9, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 9: Crushing on the Clarinet
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 9, we listen to some sweet sounds from the much-maligned woodwind.July 9, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Elmer Bernstein provided a breathtaking score for the tale of courage and character in a small southern town. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is on Flicks in Five.July 8, 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.July 8, 2014
  • Bassist Francois Rabbath loves to share the "beautiful sound"
    In St. Paul to teach master classes at the Twin Cities Bass Camp and to perform a concert on Thursday, July 10, at the History Theatre, inspiring bassist François Rabbath stopped by Classical MPR to share his thoughts about teaching and performing.July 8, 2014
  • Reports from the Range: Musicians at the Northern Lights Music Festival
    July on the Mesabi Iron Range is when and where I've been getting my opera-pit fix for the past few years. I play with the Northern Lights Music Festival; the festival is based in Aurora, with performances in several surrounding towns and cities as well.July 8, 2014
  • Interview: Jere Lantz of Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
    Each July, the Minneapolis Pops performs a set of free outdoor concerts at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Conductor Jere Lantz spoke to Classical MPR's Melissa Ousley about working with the group and why you ought to consider coming to one of its summer concerts.July 8, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 8: Happy Haydn
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 8, we get happy with Haydn.July 8, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: American Violin Concertos
    On the heels of Independence Day, host Emily Reese provides a survey of American violin concertos on Learning to Listen.July 7, 2014
  • Can classical music be funny?
    Composers have given us musical humor to tickle our funny bones whether we're alone at home or in the concert hall. It's perfectly okay to laugh if something strikes you as funny!July 7, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Spirit of Soccer
    This week's Morning Glories are five pieces from around the globe that capture the raucous spirit of soccer, to celebrate the final days of the FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil.July 7, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 7: Copland on repeat
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. On Day 7, host Emily Reese is listening to Copland again and again. (And again.)July 7, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 6: Tugging at the heart strings with Brahms
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 6, we listen to two versions of Brahms' German Requiem.July 6, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 5: The happier side of Beethoven
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 5, we listen to the happier side of Beethoven.July 5, 2014