This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off a new season of films in concert with a performance of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' live at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Conductor Sarah Hicks describes the complicated process of bringing these unique cinematic-musical experiences to the stage.
In the northeast Minneapolis suburb of Columbia Heights thrives a pillar of Minnesota movie history, the Heights Theater. And along with its spectacular lobby and elegant auditorium, there is another steadfastly maintained piece of history: the Heights Organ. Take a photo and video tour of this wonderful piece of music-making.
In an unassuming Minneapolis storefront, the newly started Resonance Box aims to expand and challenge how we listen to the world around us. Founder Aida Shahghasemi explains how her roots in Persian music drive her efforts.
Australian composer Rae Howell came to Minnesota to make some solo records but became fascinated by backyard beehives. Now she and local filmmaker Deacon Warner have combined her music and his film to create 'Bee-Sharp Honeybee,' a documentary and classical work based on the sounds of bees.
Robert Elhai has worked on the music for Hollywood blockbusters like 'The Avengers' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' TV hits such as 'Hawaii Five-O,' and theatrical sensations like Broadway's 'The Lion King.' He's even worked with the heavy metal band Metallica and on a 'Call of Duty' video game. And he's done it all while living in Minneapolis.
In the month of October, there's nothing like a great scary movie - and behind every creepy film is a spine-tingling score. Listen to an hourlong special hosted by Lynne Warfel, and read Garrett Tiedemann's picks for a deeper dive into spooky movie music.