Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Bob Oganovic
    We continue with choral music playlists when I bring in a singer who proudly wears the label of "choral geek" singing both in the Minnesota Chorale and at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Bob Oganovic.April 17, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Gayle Ober
    Gayle Ober is the former Executive Director for the Dale Warland Singers and also the former head of Classical MPR. As a soprano and long-time choir member, she has a wealth of knowledge and loads of enthusiasm for great choral singingApril 10, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Mary Ann Pulk
    In April we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Choral Stream. Guests this month are all choral fanatics and we start with the Executive Director of VocalEssence, Mary Ann Pulk (also a stunning English horn player!)April 3, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Marina and Evgeny Liberman
    It's all Russian music when Saint Paul signature restaurant 'Moscow on the Hill' owners Marina and Evgeny Liberman come on air. Na Zdorovie!March 27, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Paul Danicic
    He's the Executive Director of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and likens the inspiration we feel paddling on a misty lake at sunrise far from civilization with the wonder we feel hearing classical music. Paul Danicic has stories to share and a playlist filled with beauty.March 20, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Laura Eash
    Laura Eash is a member of Minnesota Green Corps and serves in the City of Saint Paul's Public Works Department. She loves classical music playing while she helps plan the next bike path and pedestrian trail.February 20, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Stuart Pimsler
    Stuart Pimsler tells me that music is not used in his dance company so much to dance to as to provide an atmosphere. Certainly atmospheric music on his classical playlist.February 13, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bartley Stratton
    Musical theatre enthusiast Bartley Stratton owns a social media company called Yodel by day, but is 'The Playbill Collector' by night. Her playlist will make us want to sing and dance ourselves!January 30, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Robert Jorczak
    Educational psychologist from the University of Minnesota, Bob Jorczak, likes to stump his friends on musical trivia, including this classical host!January 23, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: B-Boy J-Sun
    Jason Noer is one of the hottest hip-hop dancers in The Cities. He has taken his work off the street and onto the stage at the Cowles and completely blown up any misconceptions about this art form. He dances at the Cowles this week and you should see how him busta move to Beethoven.January 17, 2013


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