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    Mark O'Connor, violin
    Brent Mason and Mark Casstevens, guitars
    Glen Worf, bass
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    Milos, guitar
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  • Music with Minnesotans: Kate Cimino
    Kate Cimino works at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; she's also an amateur bassoonist and her bassoon-centric playlist will delight you.November 18, 2014
  • The bassoonist's view of the orchestra
    The Minnesota Orchestra's Norbert Nielubowski shares an up-close-and-personal look at the bassoon to help us better understand what some may consider an orchestral oddball. For starters, it's not an oboe.November 18, 2014
  • When Lowell Liebermann came to Iowa
    By Saturday evening, the tri-state area was abuzz with news of the composer.November 18, 2014
  • We go inside the living, breathing Disney Hall organ as it turns 10
    Let's all sing 'Happy Birthday' to the Disney Organ, now 10 years old; we go inside the only instrument you can go inside. Pipedreams host Michael Barone hosts a 10th birthday party for the organ on Nov. 23.November 18, 2014
  • St. Olaf Christmas Festival
    A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.November 18, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands at St. Louis Park High School and Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School in St. Louis Park, Minn.November 18, 2014
  • Black Label Movement and Bakken Trio give life to John Adams's Alleged Dances
    An audience at MacPhail got a sneak preview of Carl Flink's new dance set to the music of John Adams, performed by a live string quartet.November 17, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Performing Families
    When Emily Reese was young, she liked to play piano with her mom. This always happened during the holidays. Emily and her mother never quite made it as a globe-trotting performing duo; however, you'll hear from families who did on this week's Learning to Listen.November 17, 2014
  • Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic
    "This is a very emotional object for Poles," said Michal Witt, a geneticist involved in the inspection. Chopin is "extremely special for the Polish soul."November 17, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Sharon Isbin
    This week on Morning Glories, join us as we celebrate the artistry of Minnesota native and classical guitar master, Sharon Isbin.November 17, 2014
  • Welcome Christmas!
    A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada."November 17, 2014
  • Who are classical musicians thankful for?
    Classical music lovers and musicians have much to be thankful for: Bach's My Spirit Be Joyful. Metronomes. Dame Joan Sutherland. Viola jokes.November 14, 2014
  • Meet Martin Frost, new SPCO artistic partner
    Conductor and clarinetist Martin Frost is now an artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. This dynamic musician is known for his sound and delicate phrasing, as well as for his courage to push the boundaries of classical music. Frost spoke to Alison Young by phone from his home in Sweden.November 14, 2014
  • 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