Fitness, like classical music, is very important to Minnesota meteorologist Sven Sundgaard and part of his evening routine. He has run 11 full marathons. For ones where he's allowed music, he jokes about reaching the final stretch and needing only an energy gel pack and some Bach to "remind us we're mortals."
Just northwest of Minneapolis lies the city of Robbinsdale, home of the Robbinsdale City Band. Over 112 years, it has played through world wars and an unending series of changes. Like the city itself, it has managed to hold onto a timeless community strength while adapting to the times. Watch a 360 video of a recent performance!
Giving Voice Chorus began because its founders had parents with Alzheimer's, knew what music could do for memory care and wanted to bring people together. It's now 160 singers strong across the Twin Cities. Relive their recent performance of 'Love Never Forgets,' a song cycle celebrating the power of love and music.
The artists behind the Moving Company have been drawn to classical music for a while. That's no more evident than in 'Speechless,' their first production to rely solely on music and movement in place of words.
Choral composer Thomas Tallis lived through the reign of alternating Catholic and Protestant monarchs, each one changing the laws surrounding how sacred music could be composed. Now, his struggles come to life in the Twin Cities premiere of the drama 'Thomas Tallis,' presented by Orchard Theater Collective in a candlelit church.
Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple Grammy winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." Despite living away from the Twin Cities for most of her life, she still has some Minnesota in her.
Skylark Opera Theatre has been around almost 40 years. But in 2016, the company canceled its season following financial trouble. It came back last year with a scaled-down model. The switch seems to be working.