Minnesota Public Radio features by Melissa Ousley http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30159 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:46 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Melissa Ousley http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Feast your eyes and ears on Minnesota Opera's spectacular 'Thais' There are many times when opera plots seem far fetched -- stories that we can't possibly relate to in our everyday lives. But you might find a common thread or two in Minnesota Opera's production of 'Thais,' which runs through May 20. Check out our stunning photo gallery. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/17/minnesota-opera-spectacular-thais?refid=0 Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Celebrating the International Chopin Competition This week, we're looking back at past winners of the International Chopin Competition who are still going strong. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/14/celebrating-the-international-chopin-competition?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:52:24 -0500 Listen tonight: International e-Piano Junior Competition Melissa Ousley hosts the live broadcast of the finals of the International e-Piano Junior Competition, where five 12- to 16-year-olds will perform with the Minnesota Orchestra. 'You're probably wondering: Do the kids play with passion? Are they musical?' Melissa writes. 'I can assure you there is passion and musicality.' Listen Tuesday, June 16, starting at 7 p.m. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/16/listen-tonight-international-epiano-junior-competition?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:50:00 -0500 Interview: Jere Lantz of Minneapolis Pops Orchestra Each July, the Minneapolis Pops performs a set of free outdoor concerts at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Conductor Jere Lantz spoke to Classical MPR's Melissa Ousley about working with the group and why you ought to consider coming to one of its summer concerts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/08/interview-jere-lantz-of-minneapolis-pops-orchestra?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Bringing Brahms to lakes festival The Alexandria Festival of the Lakes opens on Friday with a concert celebrating the 175th anniversary of Brahms' birth. A few of the participating musicians stopped by Minnesota Public Radio for a sampling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/05/brahmslakefestival?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 14:00:00 -0500 Minnesota International Piano e-Competition If you have a fondness for piano music -- perhaps you play or once did, or maybe you're the parent of a budding young musician -- you might want to carve out some time this afternoon to catch the Semi-Final Round of the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition. The first e-Comp took place in 2002 and has occurred every two years since, just like the Olympics. And, like this year's Olympic athletes, these musicians are from all over the world and playing at the top of their game. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2008/07/09_piano/?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jul 2008 14:05:06 -0500 Schubert Club Competition Winners: Daniel Larson Tuba player Daniel Larson of St. Olaf College is one of the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition winners. He stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to share his musical talents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/01/schubertlarson?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Schubert Club Competition Winners: Teresa Yang Several winners of the Schubert Club's Scholarship Competition visited Minnesota Public Radio to share their artistry. Among them is pianist Teresa Yang, 16, of St. Paul Central High School. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/28/schubertyang?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Emerging composers learning the score Seven emerging composers are in town this week for the Minnesota Orchestra's 7th Annual Composer Institute. The event culminates on Friday with Osmo Vanska conducting each of the composers' works in concert. Minnesota Public Radio's Melissa Ousley is there and shares her impressions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/23/composerinstitute?refid=0 Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:43:44 -0500 Finding success through Bach Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has become one the hottest artists in classical music for her performances of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." During a visit to Minnesota Public Radio, she spoke with host Melissa Ousley and played music from Bach's keyboard masterpiece. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/18/dinnerstein?refid=0 Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:25:40 -0500