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
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
With only a few weeks before St. Paul's Artists' Quarter closes its doors, jazz musicians in the Twin Cities plan a benefit this weekend to help raise money for owner Kenny Horst's closing costs.Read More
With only a few weeks before St. Paul’s Artists’ Quarter closes its doors, jazz musicians in the Twin Cities plan a benefit this weekend to help raise money for owner Kenny Horst’s closing costs. Horst, a jazz drummer, announced in October that the club’s nights would come to an end on New Year’s Eve because…Read More
A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
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. 3 to 10
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Brad Ollman, St. Anthony Park Elementary School.
Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Museum docent Carol Rudie.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Brad Ollmann, St. Anthony Park Elementary School.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Advent Voices.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Music of Salomone Rossi performed by Consortium Carissimi.
Thursday, 8 pm: Wonder Tidings: Holiday Music of Stephen Paulus with Dale Warland.
Friday, 8 pm: The Rose Ensemble: ÂˇVamos a Belen!
Saturday, 11:30 am: Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Rigoletto.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: A Swiss Mix.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Sunday, 3 pm: St. Olaf Christmas Festival, live from Northfield.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Schubert's Winterreise.
Monday, 8 pm: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: From October 2013, Christian Zacharias, with a program of Stravinsky, Mozart, Ives, and Schubert.
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, 8 pm: Welcome Christmas!
Tuesday, 9:15 pm: School Spotlight: The Breck Chamber Players.