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Julie Amacher

"Another Chance for snow tonight." I’m sure I heard a collective sigh as John Birge gave that weather forecast Tuesday morning. This time of year, a flash snowstorm is still bound to pop up — that’s springtime in Minnesota. It’s also the time of year when we at Classical Minnesota Public Radio blanket our members with gratitude during Member Appreciation Week!

This week we celebrate YOU! Our listeners who become members support all the great the programming you enjoy, from the live broadcast with the King’s College Choir, to that daily dose of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. And what about those incredible Varsity kids? You’ve been hearing them on-air each day this month; now it’s time to vote for your favorite online at The young artist with the most votes will be on stage in the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert at the Fitzgerald Theater on Sunday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

Like you, I’m grateful for springtime … AND for our members, because YOU make Classical MPR happen!

Julie Amacher, Host, Classical Music/New Classical Tracks


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Choir of King's College, Cambridge
March 23, 2015
Cathedral of Saint Paul

SPCO's "Start the Music!"
March 28, 2015
At Capri Theater

Programming Highlights

Highlights from January 27 to February 3

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early Childhood Music Faculty Member, MacPhail Center for Music.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: choreographer Penelope Freeh.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early Childhood Music Faculty Member, MacPhail Center for Music.
Thursday, 3 pm: Regional Spotlight: The String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth Symphonies play Vivaldi.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Three takes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Saturday, noon: The Metropolitan Opera: The Tales of Hoffmann, by Offenbach.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Longwood Laureates.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Jeffrey Kahane leads the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in works by Chopin and Haydn.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
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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