St. Paul, Minn. —
For the last twelve months, Chad Hoopes has been Classical MPR's Artist-in-Residence, and what a year it's been. He's blogged for us, performed in concert for us, recorded in our studios, chatted with our hosts, visited area schools and more. We have been so honored that Chad has been willing to lend his time and talent to Classical MPR, and are proud of how extraordinarily well it's all gone. We hope all of our listeners have enjoyed this experience as much as we have.
Enjoy this video reflecting on Chad's time as our Artist-in-Residence. If you'd like to take some of these memories home with you, you can become an MPR member by contributing $10 or more per month, and you'll receive a copy of our Chad Hoopes – A Year in Residence CD as our thanks to you!
Daniel Barenboim and Mariam Said issue joint statement on Israel and Palestine conflict
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian-American academic Edward Said as a youth ensemble uniting musicians from countries across the Middle East and Europe, aiming to promote intercultural understanding. Via Facebook, Barenboim and Said's widow Mariam have issued a joint statement on current events in Israel and Palestine.