In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.
A fascinating man with a deeply genuine love of music, Oleksa Lozowchuk is best known in the video-game world for scoring the humorous and addicting 'Dead Rising 3'. This week on Top Score, he speaks to Emily Reese about his album 'Bright Sadness' and about his many musical influences and interests.
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Area students will get to see the new space first with school matinees beginning on Wednesday. The stage opens to the general public on Friday.Read More
A torturous, three-and-a-half-hour gig provided author Edward Kelsey Moore with a phrase that he still uses, a decade later, to express his relief upon reaching the end of a bumpy stretch in his life, musical or non-musical. Maybe it can work for you, too.
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Highlights from October 7 to 14
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Willmar High School Cardinal Choir.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Guitar teacher Gary Lee Joyner.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Willmar High School Cardinal Choir.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Artaria String Quartet plays music by Pleyel, from Sundin Hall.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vanska conducts works by Richard Strauss, including Burleske with pianist Andrew Staupe.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From Darkness to Light.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Remembering Stephen Paulus and Leigh Kamman.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Bach and Haydn.
Monday, 9:15 pm: The Composer's Voice: Stephen Paulus.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Matthew Krage, of Virginia High School.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dale Warland and Dominick Argento discuss Seasons.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Matthew Krage, of Virginia High School.
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!