Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Patricia Mitchell
    CEO of the Ordway Patricia Mitchell brings a luscious list of songs and arias and gave me the job of cutting down her desert island list to a manageable size!May 2, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Richard Wintersteen
    Retired Social Worker Richard Wintersteen served all over the world, and always had his trombone with him to play in community groups. Richard has great stories and a trombone-laden playlist!April 25, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Daniel Andersen
    When Hypnotist Daniel Andersen was a teenager, a friend invited him to her house deep in the woods. When he arrived, he was welcomed by a piece being hammered away on the piano that just stopped him in his tracks. Ever since, he's been a classical music addict.April 18, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: William Foot
    William Foot has an ideal name for his job: he works at Red Wing Shoes! Bill is a part-time singer and shares some unusual and beautiful choral music.April 11, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: John Osborn
    John Osborne works at the Mayo Clinic by day and plays cello at night, sometimes hiding out from the janitors and security on segues to play with friends at the pianos throughout Mayo lobbies!March 28, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Allen Hamilton
    Screen and stage actor Allen Hamilton says he has no musical talent whatsoever. Where his talent lies is in his passion and enthusiasm for music and wanting to grab his friends and say "Sit down. You gotta hear this!"March 21, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Susan Berkson
    What do a ronde de jambe, grand battement, or an arabesque have to do with music? For writer and creative strategist Susan Berkson it's how she discovered classical music and is forever moved by it.March 14, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Jack Falker
    Financial professional Jack Falker has created a themed session - the spirituality of music - and brings a playlist filled with life and energy - as well as surprise!March 7, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Ron Haglind
    Retired engineer Ron Haglind is studying French these days in hopes of being able to communicate on his many trips to the Continent. That led to his discovery of "Le Mozart Noire" and a really fresh playlist for us.February 29, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bradley Greenwald
    If actor/singer Bradley Greenwald hadn't heard 'Hooked on the Classics' in Junior High, he may never have found his way to classical music at all!February 22, 2012


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