Minnesota Public Radio features by Elena See http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30740 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:54:38 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Elena See http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Women's History Spotlight: Sarah Caldwell Sarah Caldwell made history when she became the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, leading a production of Verdi's 'La Traviata.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/01/womens-history-spotlight-sarah-caldwell?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Women's History Spotlight: Deborah Borda In the 1990s, Deborah Borda became the first woman to head a major American orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/01/womens-history-spotlight-deborah-borda?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Women's History Spotlight: Jennifer Higdon Jennifer Higdon didn't start composing until she was 21, but that late start hasn't stopped her from becoming one of the world's most in-demand composers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/28/womens-history-spotlight-jennifer-higdon-?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Women's History Spotlight: Hildegard von Bingen Hildegard von Bingen spent most of her life in an isolated, hilltop monastery. She was the first and only 12th-century composer to set verses to music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/28/womens-history-spotlight-hildegard-von-bingen?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Women's History Spotlight: Clara Schumann Not only was Clara Schumann a devoted mother to many children, she also starred in the role of muse and confidante for some of the 19th century's best known musicians. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/28/womens-history-spotlight-clara-schumann?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Women's History Spotlight: JoAnn Falletta Conductor JoAnn Falletta was the first female conductor to lead a major American ensemble. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/28/womens-history-spotlight-joann-falletta?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra: welcome Bax ... Alessio Bax On Friday, Oct. 6, pianist Alessio Bax joins the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Roderick Cox for a performance of a very exciting piece: Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto. Brian Newhouse hosts tonight's live broadcast on Classical MPR; it starts at 8 p.m. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/06/minnesota-orchestra-welcome-bax?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0500 ComMUSication brings music education to St. Paul's Promise neighborhood For ComMUSication, a fairly new music organization dedicated to building relationships with young, budding musicians in St. Paul's Promise Neighborhood, making strong connections with Minnesota music lovers is one major key to success. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/02/commusication-brings-music-education-to-st-pauls-promise-neighborhood?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:20:00 -0500 Minnesota Beethoven Festival: Anderson and Roe Piano Duo Thursday night on Classical MPR, hear the Anderson and Roe Piano Duo as they make their debut at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona. In advance of the performance, Classical MPR's Elena See has put together a sampling of the duo's innovative videos, which exemplify their pioneering approach to music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/13/minnesota-beethoven-festival-anderson-and-roe-piano-duo?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0500 Daniel Hope remembers Yehudi Menuhin Once Yehudi Menuhin picked up the violin, the classical music world was never the same. Violinist Daniel Hope was one of Menuhin's mentees, and classical music host Elena See shares a quote and a link to Hope's musings about Menuhin. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/22/daniel-hope-remembers-yehudi-menuhin?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:30:00 -0500 Share YourClassical story We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/12/share-yourclassical-story?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:20:00 -0500 Minnesota Ballet with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Present The Nutcracker A collaboration two years in the making, Minnesota Ballet and the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra came together for a spectacular rendition of 'The Nutcracker' at Michigan Technological University. Elena See reports. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/23/minnesota-ballet-with-the-keweenaw-symphony-orchestra-present-the-nutcracker-?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:39:47 -0600 Osmo Vänskä on Jean Sibelius Finnish conductor and Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska has a long history with Jean Sibelius's music. He's brought his own unique experience as a Finn, as well as his love of Sibelius's music, into the concert hall and recording studio numerous times. So, in his own words: just what is so engaging about Sibelius? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/08/osmo-vanska-on-jean-sibelius?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:15:00 -0600 New Classical Tracks: December Celebration - New Carols by Seven American Composers When was the last time you heard a Christmas carol that made you wish you could hear it again and again? This new collection of seasonal music may just fit the bill. Soprano Lisa Delan describes the new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/new-classical-tracks-december-celebration-new-carols-by-seven-american-composers?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:01:00 -0600 The Northern Lights Festival presents 'The Merry Widow' This weekend, the Northern Lights Music Festival presents a production of Franz Lehar's operetta 'The Merry Widow'. Classical MPR's Julie Amacher got the chance to talk with the Festival's Music Director, Gavriel Heine, earlier this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/10/the-northern-lights-festival-presents-the-merry-widow?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:50:00 -0500 Voces8: Helping the next generation Education has been at the heart of Voces8 since its inception. The group members see it as their responsibility to help the next generation have success in music and in school. Listen to audio and watch videos that demonstrate this commitment. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/13/voces8-helping-the-next-generation?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0500 The music of Minnehaha Falls 'Song of Hiawatha' poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never saw the 53-foot waterfall mentioned in his poem, but Longfellow fan Antonin Dvořak did -- and was inspired to describe its beauty in music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/24/the-music-of-minnehaha-falls?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Minnesotan oboist Joe Peters soars with New World Symphony So, what's the best career advice you've ever received? Reach for the stars? Be courageous and daring? Don't try to do everything? Maybe, like oboist Joseph Peters, it wasn't advice you received so much as a warning. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/07/joe-peters-new-world-symphony?refid=0 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:40:00 -0500 Daniel Tosky: Discovering the magic of double bass Daniel Tosky really enjoys being in South Florida with the New World Symphony. He's got some strong ideas about how to build an audience for classical music, and the New World Symphony is, he believes, the right place to develop some of those ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/07/daniel-totsky-interview?refid=0 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0600 A Last Night First Marin Alsop 'honored to be the first woman' to conduct Last Night of the Proms. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/08/a-last-night-first?refid=0 Sun, 08 Sep 2013 00:01:00 -0500 Victor Borge and Michala Petri play Cardas Danish recorder player Michala Petri has had a very long and very successful performance career. However, one moment is extra special -- a moment she had when she was about 33 years old. That's when she was invited to join the late, great Victor Borge on stage in concert. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/22/victor-borge-and-michala-petri-play-cardas?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 11:32:19 -0500