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Peter Mayer & Anais Mitchell

Posted at 6:00 AM on April 17, 2010 by Dale Connelly (4 Comments)
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Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio news stations, we'll try to maintain our sense of wonder about the amazing world we live in and hear about a re-imagining of the classic story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Peter Mayer is my guest in the first hour. He's just about to release his 9th recording, a disc called "Heaven Below", with a concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on Saturday, April 24th. It continues a rich musical exploration that has always been Peter's hallmark - a scientifically informed and spiritually grounded view of creation that emphasizes gratitude and awe.
And he also sings about hats.

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In hour two, another musician with an uncommon perspective on the struggle between darkness and light - Vermont's Anais Mitchell will talk about her version of the Orpheus myth as staged in a folk opera called "Hadestown". Four years ago she took this show on the road, performing and refining it with a group of friends around New England. Now the project has been recorded with an all star (for folk music) cast that includes Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco and Justin Vernon.

Peter Mayer and Anais Mitchell, tonight on Radio Heartland from 9 to 11 pm on MPR news stations. This program will be repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6pm.


Comments (4)

looking forward to it. peter is special and his music is alwayds meaningful as well as beautiful. i look forward to hearing the new artist i am not familiar with, thanks for bring her to us

Posted by tim | April 17, 2010 7:01 AM


looking forward to it. peter is special and his music is alwayds meaningful as well as beautiful. i look forward to hearing the new artist i am not familiar with, thanks for bring her to us

Posted by tim | April 17, 2010 7:01 AM


jimming it
joanne let me know if you need the pick up for the TMORA. timjones2020@gmail.com

Posted by tim | April 17, 2010 7:09 AM


To Fellow Bloggers on TMORA Field Trip today - what a great day -- I had so much fun. If each of you can pick something you want to focus on to write about: i.e., lacquered boxes, modern art, textiles and Liberty Custard. I'll probably write about the ride on the Northstar Train. Any other ideas? Send your paragraph or two to me at jmjensen@izoom.net. I've got some good pictures, but feel free to send me what you have. If you have time over weekend to get to me by Monday, that would be great.

Posted by Joanne in Big Lake | April 17, 2010 7:08 PM


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