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Classical Notes: March 21, 2012 Archive

Roll Credits: 03/19/2012

Posted at 2:44 PM on March 21, 2012 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Programs, Roll Credits

Irving Berlin. arr. Morton Stevens - There's no business like show business from Annie Get Your Gun
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops
Philips 412 132

Robert and Richard Sherman - Super . . . from Mary Poppins
Original Soundtrack Recording
Disney 16

Lerner & Loewe - Overture and I wonder what the king is doing tonight from Camelot
Original Cast Recording
Sony 275

Meredith Willson - Pick a Little Talk a Little from The Music Man
Original Soundtrack Recording
Warner 1459

Bock/Harnick - Fiddler on the Roof
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops
Philips 438 070

Kern/Hammerstein - Ol' Man River
Paul Robeson, vocal
Omega 3007

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein - Shall We Dance
Yul Brynner, vocal
Marni Nixon, vocal
Angel 27351

Rodgers & Hammerstein - If I Loved You
Gordon MacRae
Angel 64692

Richard Rodgers - Carousel Waltz
Original Soundtrack

Warren and Gordon - Get Happy from Summer Stock
Original Soundtrack Recording
Judy Garland, vocal
CBS 46199

Irving Berlin - Alexander's Ragtime Band
Canadian Brass
Philips 434 276

Irving Berlin - A Couple of Swells from Easter Parade
Fred Astaire & Judy Garland, vocals
Sony 45392

Steve and Chad at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig

Posted at 3:14 PM on March 21, 2012 by Daniel Gilliam
Filed under: Artists in Residence

This week Steve Staruch and Chad Hoopes are exploring schools in Minnesota, playing and chatting along the way young people across the state. Here are more of Steve's thoughts, from the road:

The "What's your passion?" tour with Classical MPR's artist-in residence, Chad Hoopes, continued today at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig native American school. Our welcome began with a performance from the school's drum group. There's something elemental/spiritual about the sound and the ceremony surrounding this traditional greeting. I felt it and I believe that Chad felt it too. His performances were deeper and more colorful. One of the teachers spoke to me after the performance. "Our kids are going to talk about this for a long time!" Also a part of the morning was a demonstration by the school's native dance ensemble. Several students explained to Chad the significance of the dance as it was performed. All of us were fascinated and moved by the energy and the skill of the dancers. As always, students were happy to have photos taken with Chad, and his warmth and virtuosity did more than breakdown barriers, it created bridges.