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Classical Notes: June 5, 2012 Archive

Ferguson Retires Festivally

Posted at 9:32 AM on June 5, 2012 by Daniel Gilliam (1 Comments)
Filed under: Choral Music

St. Olaf College organ and church music professor, John Ferguson, is retiring after 29 years. The college celebrated his tenure, complete with a hymn festival and Cantorei reunion (uncluding 200 voices), and this "Ferg Feast" tribute video. You can view the hymn festival program book here.

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On the Air This Week

Posted at 2:14 PM on June 5, 2012 by Rex Levang
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from June 5 to June 12

Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Brahms's Piano Quintet, from the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Music of Richard Strauss (with soprano Deborah Voigt) and Mahler; last concert of broadcast season
Saturday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, live from the Ordway: The Seasons, by Haydn
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: A la Francaix
Sunday, noon: From the Top
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Choral music of Part and Durufle, with the SPCO Chorale; last concert of broadcast season

Transit of Venus

Posted at 4:53 PM on June 5, 2012 by Rex Levang

If you're a fan of all things Transit of Venus, you'll want to know about this page from the Library of Congress, detailing the musical side of the great astronomical event.

Sousa's march, "The Transit of Venus," and Sousa's novel, "The Transit of Venus" are only two of the topics covered.