Minnesota Public Radio features by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31296 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:42:28 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 How Maya Angelou inspired choral music Maya Angelou, one of the most beloved African-American authors, died today at age 86. In spite of her difficult childhood, she became an award-winning writer and a leading civil-rights activist who ultimately received the 2010 Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Even facing the rockiest of realities, Maya Angelou still rose -- and inspired others. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/comparing_notes/archive/2014/05/maya_angelou_an.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 28 May 2014 15:30:00 -0500 Video Chat: Conductor Charles Bruffy Grammy award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy leads the Kansas City Chorale. On Friday, May 9, Bruffy participated in a live video chat with Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. You can view this fun and engaging conversation, now archived on the Classical Notes blog. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/comparing_notes/archive/2014/05/casual_conversa_2.shtml?refid=0 Sat, 10 May 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Celebrate Choral Month: Take the Choral Geek Quiz! OK, choral music fans -- it's time to test your music mettle! Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's Choral Stream producer, has put together this Choral Geek Quiz; two quizzes, in fact. Try both levels and see how much you know about choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/23/celebrate-choral-month-take-the-choral-geek-quiz?refid=0 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Discovering Pentatonix: 2 new videos from the world's most popular choral group Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Brian Newhouse talk about how they discovered Pentatonix -- and share two brand new videos from their studio performance. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/08/discovering-pentatonix?refid=0 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0500 American Spiritual Ensemble will tear the roof off the Central Presbyterian Church Classical Minnesota Public Radio presents the critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble in concert February 13. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/06/american-spiritual-ensemble?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:00:00 -0600