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  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Brandon Caplin
    Marimbist Brandon Caplin of Burnsville, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Featured Artist. He recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with his latest news.November 14, 2014
  • Subscribe to the Classical MPR holiday newsletter
    Don't miss a single holiday offering this year; sign up to receive our holiday newsletter to stay apprised of all the upcoming broadcast specials, Web features and even a live concert or two.November 14, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Payne Avenue
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss three new and interesting restaurants on St. Paul's Payne Avenue.November 14, 2014
  • Mendelssohn's "other" Oratorio with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota
    This Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents Mendelssohn's "St. Paul."November 13, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: The Minnesota Bach Ensemble
    A Symphony by CPE Bach, performed by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, is in this week's Regional Spotlight.November 13, 2014
  • Tesfa's Choral Car: Announcing the Winning Name!
    Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's choral initiatives manager, bought a car that he'll be driving throughout Minnesota to share the joy of choral music. He asked listeners to submit their name ideas for the vehicle. From more than 200 creative ideas, Tesfa is pleased to announce the winning name.November 13, 2014
  • Top Score: Composer Neal Acree
    To call Neal Acree's fan base "passionate" would be a gross understatement. As a contributing composer for World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo III, Video Games Live, and the Stargate series, some of his listeners seem to live and breathe their respective media.November 13, 2014
  • Kevin Smith to stay on as Minnesota Orchestra CEO
    Smith, who ran the Minnesota Opera for 25 years, took over as interim leader in the wake of a labor dispute and 16-month lockout of the orchestra's musicians. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more.November 12, 2014
  • When My Sorrow Died: Documentary about Armen Ra and the theremin to have Minnesota debut
    The award-winning film tells the story of one of the most famous theremin performers, Armen Ra, and the birth of his eclectic style influenced by classical operas, Armenian folk music, and the New York City drag scene.November 12, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Minnesota Percussion Trio
    The Minnesota Percussion Trio is visiting schools across the Twin Cities as a 2014-15 Class Notes Artist.November 12, 2014
  • Crying in the Concert Hall: an essay by Edward Kelsey Moore
    Have you ever heard a piece of music and felt like it was written just for you? Cellist and best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore shares three stories that illustrate music's power to articulate feelings we can't express in words.November 12, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Thanksgiving Memories
    The new album from the choral ensemble Cantus, 'A Harvest Home', reflects the many experiences and moods of the Thanksgiving holiday. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the disc.November 12, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
    Throughout the decades, certain songs or pieces of music from films find their way into the broader consciousness, often becoming radio hits. One such song, titled in English "I Will Wait for You", comes from a 1964 French film.November 11, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Inna Skogerboe
    Young sound designer Inna Skogerboe is this week's guest. She promises to include a few sound-design components in the show.November 11, 2014
  • First Listen: William Perry's 'Hearts of the World'
    On Nov. 11, as many nations mark the 100th anniversary of World War I and take time to remember those who died in that and other wars, Classical MPR brings you a first listen to a new piece by composer William Perry, based on a film about World War I.November 11, 2014