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John Zech

Spring is in the air, and a young man’s thoughts turn to … Minnesota Varsity!

At least that’s where my thoughts are turning this week. And since I’m always reminding you on The Composers Datebook that “all music was once new,” let me point out that you’ll get to hear the “newest of the new” with the young composers who are participating this year. The big Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is this Sunday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Fitzgerald Theater.

If you can’t make it to the free concert in person, you can listen to the live broadcast on all of our MPR classical stations. Meet the musicians and find more at classicalmpr.org/Varsity.

John Zech, Host, Classical Music/Composers Datebook


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Upcoming Events

Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert
April 27, 2014
Fitzgerald Theater

University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
April 24, 2014
At Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall in Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota

Programming Highlights

Highlights from April 22 to 29


Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: luthier John Waddle.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Choral Hero: Dale Warland's Minnesota Voices.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: pianist Inon Barnatan, from a recent Chopin Society recital.
Thursday, 8 pm: The Metropolitan Symphony and Minnesota Chorale perform Mahler's Resurrection Symphony.
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Hector Olivera in Concert.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Emanuel Ax plays Brahms with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Sunday, 5 pm: Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Why Choral Music?
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight.


 

 

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