In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.
Laura Intravia's life is something out of a video game music lover's dream. Carving her path by transcribing scores and performing in costume, Intravia is making an indelible impression on the video game music circuit.
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On Friday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season with their new music director designate, Courtney Lewis - formerly of the Minnesota Orchestra.
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Highlights from September 23 to 30
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Jonathan LaFlamme.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Katie McCurry, Account Representative with Fireman's Fund.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Jonathan LaFlamme.
Wednesday, Noon: Musical Memories for the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Bakken Trio and clarinetist David Krakauer perform Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, from the MacPhail Center.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Barber's Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, and Mahler's 2nd Symphony.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Nordic Journey.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the Proms debut of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra .
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Professor Nanette Goldman.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight.
Minnesota Varsity 2015, Classical MPR's fifth annual showcase of young musical talent across Classical MPR's broadcast region, is now open and waiting for your entry!