Music with Minnesotans®

  • 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
  • Music with Minnesotans: Charles Baxter
    National Book Award finalist and University of Minnesota creative writing professor Charles Baxter weaves classical music into many of his stories, including using a title of a piece by American composer Virgil Thomson for his own novel. He shares his playlist at noon on Wednesday.February 2, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Matt Wehling
    Multiple gold-medal winner master bow maker Matt Wehling helps create the sound of some of the finest string players in the world, but he is a bit of a late-comer to classical music and listens with a super sensitive ear. Enjoy his playlist online.January 12, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Ann Bancroft
    Explorer Ann Bancroft has been to the North and South Poles a few times and tells me upon returning from an expedition, one of the first things she needs to do is listen to classical music!January 5, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Michael Pearce Donley
    One of the stars of Park Square Theatre's "2 Pianos 4 Hands" Michael Pearce Donley shares his favorite piano pieces with us.December 29, 2010

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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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