Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Paul Thissen
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen. Work is tough at the capitol these days, so Thissen listens to Copland to soothe his frazzled nerves and Shostakovich to prepare for a tough day.April 20, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Steve Schon
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Steve Schon from Ely. He'll help you find just the right paddle, kayak or canoe before you head into the Boundary Waters, but he also has the playlist that will keep nature with you all year long.April 11, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Chris Polydoroff
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Pioneer Press photographer Chris Polydoroff. His playlist is filled with sounds that - like a perfect image - can stop him in his tracks. It's great stuff by Bach, Henryck Gorecki and the Hilliard Ensemble.April 6, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Gwen Freed
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Gwen Freed, the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Gustavus Adolphus College. A former oboist, she fell in love with music - and her Minnesota Orchestra violist husband - when they were both teenagers at music camp.March 23, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Allan Naplan
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with one of our newest residents in Minnesota, Allan Naplan, the president and general director of the Minnesota Opera who only started work here last week. He shares some of his favorite arias as well as one of his own pieces that was the inaugural wake-up song for NASA astronauts.March 16, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Anne Swenson
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Ely Echo publisher Anne Swenson. When Anne was in her twenties, she lived in Italy and walked daily through the pine forest Respighi writes about in his tone poem "The Pines of Rome." Enjoy a sunny playlist from the far north.March 9, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Nick Schneider
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Nick Schneider, a personal chef, caterer and healing foods consultant who specializes in the creative use of local and seasonal foods - including making sumptuous pairings of food and drink with musical productions. Bon appetit!March 2, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Michael Fox
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Michael Fox, the director of the Minnesota Historical Society. Fox shares his playlist which includes one of his favorite groups - The Rose Ensemble - as well as what it's like for him keeping up his piano lessons as an adult, and the artist he listens to for inspiration.February 23, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Consie Powell
    She draws realistic, but whimsical, pictures of nature and has been known to take her sketch pad to the symphony and capture the sound on paper. Illustrator Consie Powell shares her energized playlist today on Music with Minnesotans.February 16, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Nancy Gibson
    What does the natural world sound like as it wakes up? What is the sound of thousands of animals migrating on the African Savannah? Join Biologist and Co-Founder of the International Wolf Center Nancy Gibson as she shares her unique playlist.February 9, 2011

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Music with Minnesotans is a weekly series that airs Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in which Steve Staruch brings in notable Minnesotans to talk about the classical music that moves them.

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