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  • Armstrong Concert ChoirSchool Spotlight: Armstrong High School Concert Choir
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's performance comes from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Concert Choir under the baton of Stephanie Trump.September 30, 2014
  • A Groupmuse in actionThe Airbnb of Classical Music
    A new startup called Groupmuse matches users looking to host a classical music concert with willing musicians needing a venue to perform. It could be considered as "the Airbnb of classical music."September 29, 2014
  • Russian composer Sergei ProkofievThink you might like Prokofiev?
    Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say.September 29, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Children's stories set to music
    On today's Learning to Listen, hear three of the most beloved children's stories from classical music.September 29, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Music for Autumn
    This week on Morning Glories, we examine what makes for good autumn listening.September 29, 2014
  • The music runs deep: How my grandfather showed me how to love and listen to classical music
    Digging through my grandfather's vinyl collection after he passed away and playing his beloved copies of the Goldberg Variations or the Eroica Symphony not only provides me with a tender insight into what moved and uplifted him musically, but also connects the two of us in a truly visceral way.September 26, 2014
  • Next Level: Where Music Worlds Collide
    There are many commonalities between classical music and video-game music. That's why Top Score production assistant Pierce Huxtable has a video-game music suggestion for classical-music lovers and a classical suggestion for VGM lovers. Give these tracks a listen and see what you think.September 26, 2014
  • Class Notes: What Music Shares with Art
    This Class Notes video is a short, vibrant tour of several of the connections between art and music.September 26, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Anna Humphrey
    Violinist Anna Humphrey from Rogers, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Showcase Artist, performing with the Luna String Quartet. She recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what she's doing now.September 26, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Travel by Design
    John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the Ishnala Supper Club, in the middle of breathtaking Mirror Lake State Park, near Wisconsin Dells.September 26, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Bakken Trio
    The Bakken Trio is joined by clarinetist, David Krakauer, for a Prokofiev classic performed last October at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis.September 25, 2014
  • Joyce DiDonato: Arts and Education Advocate
    Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is a fierce advocate of the arts and music education.September 25, 2014
  • Class Notes: A Look Inside the Score
    In this Class Notes video, we get an overview of what's in a score: clefs, notes, signatures, instrumentation, and other elements that musicians refer to when they perform.September 25, 2014
  • Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman
    For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, sparking warm responses for all listeners.September 24, 2014
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73
    Conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood has died at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.September 24, 2014