Einojuhani Rautavaara, often hailed as Finland's finest composer since Jean Sibelius, has died at age 87. The Associated Press reports that Rautavaara died Wednesday in Helsinki after complications from hip surgery.
'A Bridge of Song,' an evening of music and community, to be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. The community is invited to an evening of song and reflection after recent violence in the Twin Cities, Dallas, Baton Rouge and other communities.
Eric Whitacre is the most popular choral composer today, and his works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.
2016 was the first year for Classical MPR's Bring the Sing -- a community event that is equal parts sing-along and community gathering. Peruse our gallery of photos and see video highlights from this year's events in Duluth and St. Paul!
Collier's got an agile, fully alive musical mind and a distinct sound and, perhaps most importantly, the willingness to take chances. Listening to his sometimes dizzying debut, you get the sense that he could go in any direction and succeed
Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about a a high school choral festival held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
The Orange County Public School system assembled a massive choir from Orlando to sing 'Beautiful City' from the musical 'Godspell' in response to the June 12 tragedy. Scott Evans, Orange County Public Schools' Senior Administrator of Visual and Performing Arts, says, 'We heal so many more when we can deliver our song to the masses.'