Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Steven Lockwood
    He developed a small local theatre company into a regional force - and classical music has played in the background of his life from an early age. Steven Lockwood has just stepped down as Executive Director of Park Square Theatre and shares a playlist with scenes, blocking and lots of emotion.November 14, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sam Hiti visits the MPR dungeon
    All day on Halloween, cartoonist and author Sam Hiti is illustrating the spookiest pieces of the Classical MPR playlist... it just took a small amount of prodding. As the playlist goes on, so grows the art collection.October 31, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Billy McLaughlin
    Guitarist Billy McLaughlin shares his inspiring story of returning to the concert stage with a career-ending condition and he'll also share some equally inspirational music.October 24, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Eric Nilsson
    Nilsson is a name many of us know in the cities - the three sisters grew up in Anoka and learned to play violin from their father soon making the concert stage their careers. Kristina, Elsa and Jenny Lind have a brother, Eric, who also played - but he practices fewer scales these days and has replaced it by practicing law. But Eric has a great insider's view of listening to classical music.October 17, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Glynnis Lessing
    Potter Glynnis Lessing creates dreamy, organic and often humorous carvings on her pots and mugs. She uses both the physical and contemplative characteristics in classical music to inspire her work.October 10, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Congresswoman Betty McCollum
    Congresswoman Betty McCollum has music for the Grand Canyon -- and some other stories to share -- on our first in this season's edition of Music with Minnesotans.September 26, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: William Roos
    William Roos is an income tax resource specialist and says he's jealous of our work at Classical MPR because Congress does not constantly change the rules about music.May 30, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: David Benson
    David Benson is the Executive Director of Dulth's Damiano Center, a birder, a published writer and an Eastern Orthodox Christian. He's brought in an exquisite playlist.May 23, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: John Pastor
    University of Minnesota Biology professor John Pastor's name in Hungarian is Janos Pasztor and he brings a creative mix of Hungarian music and musicians.May 16, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bonnie Marshall
    Bonnie Marshall is the VP of Development for the American Composers Forum. Her sumptuous playlist is music by living, breathing composers who are successfully making music today.May 9, 2012

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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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