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    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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    Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
    John Georgiadis
    James Galway, flute
    Regensburg Domspatzen soloist
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Classical Music Features

  • Flicks in Five: Home Alone
    John Williams provides a sentimental and lovely score to accompany the screwball comedy about a kid left alone at home at Christmastime.December 2, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: George Kellerman and Jenna Seal
    George Kellerman and Jenna Seal are kindred spirits. They both have followed their own hearts in pursuing careers that are a bit off the beaten path. Their playlist is a reflection of that; you can hear it on this week's Music with Minnesotans.December 2, 2014
  • Cantus: Live at Westminster
    From traditional favorites to new arrangements of popular classics, Cantus celebrates the sounds that fill the airwaves each year with "Christmas on the Radio." Live broadcast from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.December 2, 2014
  • Seeing the Met Opera in the megaplex
    A Metropolitan Opera performance in a live HD cinecast is exciting and close-up, plus you can eat a sandwich at the interval, reports MPR's Bruce MacDonald. Read MacDonald's account of the experience, then enter for a chance to win season passes to Met Opera screenings at one of three Metro Area cinemas.December 2, 2014
  • James Galway's legacy: Crossover isn't a four-letter word
    Though the idea of a career straddling classical and popular music is as old as classical music itself, James Galway blazed the trail for crossover artists in the album-based, media-saturated music industry of the late 20th century.December 2, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Tim Buzza
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Tim Buzza of Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.December 2, 2014
  • Remembering when war gave way to 'Silent Night'
    As Christmas 1914 approached, opposing armies famously put their differences aside and shared common celebrations. It's a story that's been preserved in many ways, including in the stage show, 'All Is Calm', a co-production of Theater Latte Da and Cantus. Learn more and enter for a chance to win tickets to the show.December 1, 2014
  • Enjoy an Advent Cantata on Learning to Listen
    Johann Sebastian Bach recycled music from an earlier cantata and added relevant texts to create an Advent Cantata in 1731. The resulting music is in the spotlight on this week's Learning to Listen.December 1, 2014
  • Fantasia at 75: Classic film comes alive at Orchestra Hall
    Celebrating its 75th anniversary next year, Disney's Fantasia holds a unique place in 20th century film. One of the pinnacles of pre-digital animation, Fantasia is also one of the most satisfying intersections of classical music and popular culture.December 1, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Holiday for Strings
    This week, we shine the spotlight on the orchestral instruments that make music by the bowing and plucking of strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp. Listen in, and check out our online video on the string family!December 1, 2014
  • Advent Voices
    Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.November 30, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - John Walker
    John Walker of Burnsville, Minn. was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Featured Composer. He recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with his latest news.

    November 28, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Leftovers Feast
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss what to do with all of those turkey leftovers.November 28, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Pavel Kolesnikov's performance of the C-minor Fantasy for piano by Mozart is an extra treat for this Thanksgiving Day afternoon.November 27, 2014
  • Thanksgiving with Cantus
    Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.November 27, 2014