To celebrate National Radio Day (Aug. 20), Classical MPR offers a special presentation of our live March 13 broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra, with remastered audio and new commentary from host Melissa Ousley, as a gift to listeners. On that historic night, the orchestra performed to an audience-less hall amid concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
Watch a video featuring 350 students from the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies in a mass virtual performance of 'Jupiter' from Holst's 'The Planets' -- GTCYS' signature season finale piece typically performed at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
With much of the world sheltering in place these days, classical artists everywhere are sharing their work through videos of at-home performances. Classical fans are posting all kinds of content, too. Here are some of our favorites.
The harp is perhaps an instrument that has one of the strongest stereotypes associated with it. Why do we think of such a narrow image of harp players? Learn how gender roles and stereotypes have changed for the instrument throughout the years.
Drew Petersen played on a mysterious Steinway piano with a story. Listen to his recent performance at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and learn about the history of the piano he performed on.