The Minnesota Orchestra fills out the rest of its 2014-15 performance schedule by revealing the Live at Orchestra Hall series, its holiday concert offerings, and the family concerts. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the full story.
- Moveable Feast: Vive la France
With Bastille Day swiftly approaching on July 14, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about area options for French cuisine.
- 31 Days of Classical, Day 11: a gorgeous gem of piano
31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 11, a gorgeous gem of piano from Chopin.
- Matt Lammers: From Minnesota Varsity to Aspen Music Festival
Performance Today host Fred Child is in Aspen, Colo., to record a series of programs on his show, and he happened to bump into Matt Lammers, a 2011 Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artist.
- Regional Spotlight: Jacques Ogg and friends
A work by a "wildman" of the 18th century, Francesco Veracini, gets the star treatment in a performance with Jacques Ogg and friends.
- Reports from the Range: Bunking up at the Northern Lights Music Festival
Summer classical music festival: this phrase hints at extravagance and a certain bohemian atmosphere, I think. A bunch of artists getting together in the off-season, probably in a picturesque location, enjoying festivities because it is a festival, after all.
- Mill City Summer Opera: Tosca on the Mississippi
Mill City Summer Opera started two years ago with a new idea: Grand opera, performed outdoors, in the industrial ruins at the Mill City Museum. This year, Mill City Summer Opera presents Puccini's 'Tosca', and some of the singers visited John Birge to sing and to talk about the performance.
- Top Score: Game Music Lullabies
When Jayson Napolitano wrote an article about game music to fall asleep to, he had no idea of the volume of response he'd receive. As a result, he created the album, "Game Music Lullabies".
- 31 Days of Classical, Day 10: Quintessential Shostakovich
31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 10, we listen to the quintessential Shostakovich.
- Find a Summer Music Festival
Summertime in the Upper Midwest brings a number of classical music festivals and other seasonal offerings to Classical MPR's listening region. Use our list and maps to find a festival near you -- or to find a musical reason to take a summer road trip.
Summertime is a special time when classical music festivals and seasonal music offerings can be found throughout Classical MPR's listening area. To help you enjoy these festivals, we at Classical MPR have assembled a list and maps to help you find classical music celebrations.
Find a Festival
A Canadian video-production company put together a video parody that imagines what life would be like if we took dives in everyday activities the way some soccer players do on the pitch. And the music accompanying the action is by Edvard Grieg.
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The legendary Dale Warland will conduct Dominick Argento's rumored final choral work, Seasons, at the 2014 Minnesota Beethoven Festival. I give you an insider's look at how rehearsals are going.
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Highlights from July 8 to 15 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Ramach, General Director of the Minnesota Opera. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: music by Veracini, played by Jacques Ogg, Jaap ter Linden, and Wilbert Hazelzet. Friday,...
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