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Articles by Michael Barone

Stephen Cleobury: A tribute from Michael Barone Article

Stephen Cleobury, the esteemed director of England's world-famous Choir of King's College, Cambridge, died Friday at 70. Michael Barone, the host of the U.S. broadcast of King's 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,' pays tribute to the musical mastermind.


Join us Saturday for Before Bach's Birthday Bash Article

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, we'll celebrate the 333rd birthday of Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach a little early with a daylong event we call Before Bach's Birthday Bash! This year's activities feature five free hourlong public concerts of Bach's music, presented at five St. Paul churches.


Onetime Classical MPR host Bill Parker dies Article

Bill Parker, a popular host at Classical Minnesota Public Radio in the 1970s and '80s, died on Jan. 15. Host Michael Barone fondly recalls Parker's time at MPR and working with him.


Before Bach's Birthday Bash Article

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, we'll celebrate the 332nd birthday of Baroque master, Johann Sebastian Bach, with a day-long Before Bach's Birthday Bash!