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Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:15:46 -0500

 



On The Air This Week

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:26:58 -0500

Highlights from March 21 to 28 Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. MN Varsity Featured Broadcast: Elizabeth Kleiber, flute. 8:45 a.m. Class Notes Artists in-studio performance: Sara Pajunen, violin. 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Frankfurt Radio Symphony/Juraj Valčuha conductor; … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



On The Air This Week

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:32:36 -0500

Highlights from March 14 to 21 Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. MN Varsity Featured Broadcast: Mina Yuan, piano. 8:45 a.m. Class Notes Artists in-studio performance: Cedarwood Duo. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 3:45 p.m. MN Varsity Featured Broadcast: Mina Yuan, piano. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 7:45 a.m. MN Varsity Featured … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Minnesota Varsity Alum chosen for National Youth Symphony

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:41:59 -0600

Carnegie Hall has announced the roster for the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, and Minnesota’s lone representative is 2016 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artist Anders Peterson of Northfield, Minn. 116 outstanding musicians between ages 16 to 19 have been selected from across the country, and they’ll be performing in Mexico, Ecuador, and … Continue reading Minnesota Varsity Alum chosen for National Youth Symphony →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:00:54 -0600

Highlights from March 7 to 14 Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. MN Varsity Featured Broadcast: Nygel Witherspoon, cello. 8:45 a.m. Class Notes Artists in-studio performance: The OK Factor. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 3:45 p.m. MN Varsity Featured Broadcast: Nygel Witherspoon, cello. Wednesday, All Day: Programming for International Women’s Day. 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Composer Corner: Chopin

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:37:20 -0600

March’s composer of the month is Frédéric Chopin.   Born: March 1, 1810 Died: Oct. 17, 1849   Five facts: • Chopin was already composing at age six, and performed his first concerto at age eight. • As a child, he would play in the dark, blowing out the candles before sitting down to play. Even later in life, when … Continue reading Composer Corner: Chopin →



On The Air This Week

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:00:43 -0600

Highlights from Feb. 28 to March 7 Tuesday, 10 a.m. Your Top 50 Classical Favorites (continues to 7 p.m) 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 10 a.m. Your Top 50 Classical Favorites (continues to 7 p.m) 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Danish … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to low-income schools

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:21:39 -0600

Eddie Van Halen — widely considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time — has donated 75 guitars from his own personal collection to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which provides instruments to students in low-income schools. “My whole life has been music. I could not imagine anything else,” Van Halen told CNN’s John Vause … Continue reading Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to low-income schools →



On The Air This Week

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:32:46 -0600

Highlights from Feb. 21 to 28 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Frankfurt Radio Symphony/Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 — recorded at the Grand Hall, … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Composer Corner: Adams

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:26:14 -0600

February’s composer of the month is John Adams.   Born: Feb. 15, 1947   Five facts: • Adams is widely considered to be the most-performed living American composer. • Now and then, you can find Adams — a baseball fan — attending an Oakland A’s game. • His 1985 work Harmonielehre was inspired by a dream of an oil tanker leaving … Continue reading Composer Corner: Adams →



On The Air This Week

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:10:24 -0600

Highlights from Feb. 14 to 21 Tuesday, 12 p.m. Valentine’s Day with Cantus, hosted by Alison Young 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Chorus of the Autonomous Community of Madrid; RTVE Chorus; RTVE Symphony Orchestra/Carlos Kalmar, conductor; … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Brooklyn Duo covers a-ha’s ‘Take on Me’

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:55:49 -0600

Brooklyn Duo recently joined forces with members of Ensemble Connect to cover a-ha’s 80s hit, “Take On Me.” Check out video of their fun arrangement below. Performers Brooklyn Duo  — Marnie Laird, piano; Patrick Laird, cello Members of Ensemble Connect — Rebecca Anderson, violin; Maren Rothfritz, viola; Madeline Fayette, cello; Lizzie Burns, bass; Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Rémy Taghavi, … Continue reading Brooklyn Duo covers a-ha’s ‘Take on Me’ →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:00:17 -0600

Highlights from Feb. 7 to 14 Tuesday, 7 a.m. Romantic Movie music: Steiner, Casablanca suite. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 3 p.m. Star-Crossed Lovers music: Wagner, Tristan und Isolde. 9 p.m. Works of Love: Mahler, Symphony No. 5: Adiagetto. Wednesday, 7 a.m. Romantic Movie music: Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific: “Some Enchanted Evening.” 7:30 a.m. & … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



$2.5M grant awarded to Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:36:51 -0600

It was announced this week that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made an unprecedented $2.532 million multi-year grant to the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) — a consortium of music education organizations serving students all over Greater Philadelphia. The grant will help prepare the most committed young musicians in the area, ensuring that they … Continue reading $2.5M grant awarded to Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth →



On The Air This Week

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:52:24 -0600

Highlights from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight South America Classics: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop, conductor; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E-flat minor, Op. 111 — recorded at the Concert Hall in … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:00:13 -0600

Highlights from Jan. 24 to 31 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Tomas Brauner, conductor; Alexei Lubimov, Viacheslav Poprugin, pianos; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, for two pianos — recorded at the … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



Composer Corner: Poulenc

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:11:10 -0600

January’s composer of the month is Francois Poulenc.   Born: Jan 7, 1899 Died: Jan 30, 1963   Five facts: • Poulenc was born into a rich family of pharmaceutical manufacturers. • At a time when he was relatively unknown as a composer, he was asked to write “Les Biches” by the great Serge Diaghilev. • Along with Georges Auric, Louis Durey, … Continue reading Composer Corner: Poulenc →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:00:41 -0600

Highlights from Jan. 17 to 24 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 8 p.m. Minnesota Opera: Mozart, The Magic Flute (rebroadcast), hosted by Bill Morelock. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov, conductor; Alexander Vinogradov, bass; Mussorgsky: Songs … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:00:28 -0600

Highlights from Jan. 10 to 17 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/Markus Poschner, conductor; Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 — recorded in the Theater Hall at Lugano Arte e … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:00:43 -0600

Highlights from Jan. 3 to 10 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Francesco Piemontesi, piano; Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann, from Années de pèlerinage — recorded at Church of Saint-Nicolas de Myre in Rougemont, Switzerland. Thursday, 1 p.m. … Continue reading On The Air This Week →



On The Air This Week

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:00:47 -0600

Highlights from Dec. 27 to Jan. 3, 2017 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 12 midnight Euro Classics: Prague Nat’l Theatre Symphony Orchestra/Rastislav Stúr, conductor; Sergei Nakariakov, flugelhorn; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 — recorded at St. … Continue reading On The Air This Week →