Tune in to Classical Minnesota Public Radio for these holiday specials which feature Minnesota touches. See our holiday page for a full list of our 2013 holiday programming, and be sure to enjoy our online stream of holiday classics through January 1.
Holiday Classics Stream
Unconventional Holiday Stories
In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.
It's a game about love, and flowers, and flying, and nature... and there's great music too. Composer Vincent Diamante talks about "Flower" on Top Score.
Do you -- or does a teacher you know -- have a great recording of a high school ensemble or choir that would sound terrific on Classical MPR? Send us a copy and we'll consider it for broadcast.Submit Your Recording
The Walker and 89.3 The Current's annual summer concert returns Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 2014, 3 to 10 p.m. each day, with the first two-day format in the event's history.Read More
The Guthrie Theater is ending its 50th anniversary season in the red. Director Joe Dowling said the $437,862 shortfall — which amounts to about 1.6 percent of the regional theater’s $27 million budget — comes as a “bit of a blow.” “We’ve had a difficult year,” said Dowling. “Any year where there’s a deficit is…Read More
Of course, we don't know the actual Myers-Briggs types of most composers in the repertoire — but it's fun to speculate! Take a look at our chart and see what composer we imagine might line up with your Myers-Briggs type.
Have you had an unconventional holiday? You're not alone. Some holidays don't turn out the way we intend them to... then again, some family holiday celebrations are a little goofy to begin with.Share your unconventional holiday story with us
Minnesota Varsity is a high school-level Classical music showcase for classical, musical theater performance students and composers from Minnesota and surrounding areas. Entries will be accepted through January 9, 2014 at 9 a.m.
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Highlights from Dec. 10 to 17
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: The Breck Chamber Players.
Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Bill Craft, president of Concordia College in Moorhead.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: The Breck Chamber Players.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Welcome Christmas!
Wednesday, noon: Hollywood Holiday.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Thursday, 11 am: Christmas with Cantus (live).
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Apollo Male Chorus, Gregorian Singers and Four Voices String Quartet.
Thursday, 8 pm: All Are Welcome! Christmas with Concordia College, Moorhead.
Friday, 8 pm: Christmas at Luther College.
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Falstaff.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: The English Nativity Festival.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Houston Symphony Orchestra with conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: The Clarinet.
Monday, 7 pm: 1964: A Child's Christmas on the Willamette.
Monday, 8 pm: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Music of Schreker, John Harbison, and Beethoven.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Bradley Lambrecht of Jefferson High School in Alexandria.
Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 6 pm: Taste of the Holidays.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Bradley Lambrecht of Jefferson High School in Alexandria.