Reinaldo Moya's 'Tienda' tells a Minnesota immigration story that resonates with present-day America. Listen to excerpts from the opera, which will be performed Friday and Saturday at Augsburg University in Minneapolis.
Composers have reflected on themes of love in their music pretty much for as long as music has existed. This week on Learning to Listen, we're going to hear music that reflects ideas of romance or love as Valentine's Day approaches.
Easter Sunday would not be complete without Handel's 'Messiah.' Listen at noon Sunday as Classical MPR presents the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Singers, an international cast of soloists and conductor Jeanette Sorrell in an encore performance of this holiday spectacular.
Many Americans were inspired by Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts to pursue musical dreams: to become performers, conductors or teachers. He also inspired a love of classical music in countless people across the world. But that's only part of his legacy as a music teacher.
William Bolcom has never allowed expectations about words such as "composer" or "classical" get in the way of writing the music that interests him. Join us as we celebrate the variety and color of Bolcom's musical world as he turns 80.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born 100 years ago, on May 29, 1917. In this hour-long special, 'From Casals to Camelot', host Andrea Blain marks his centenary with a look at the way classical music formed an important part of his legacy.