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Articles by Rex Levang

Morning Glories: The Minnesota Orchestra Article

This week, the Minnesota Orchestra writes another chapter in its history as it travels to Cuba -- the first U. S. orchestra to do so in many years. On Morning Glories, we'll share some highlights from the Orchestra's history, as we build look forward to this week's concerts, which we will bring to you, live from Havana.


Mother's Day Musical Bouquet Article

All week long, Classical MPR is publishing playlists to celebrate Mother's Day. We start with a bouquet, but come back later in the week for more music to share with Mom.


Met Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera Article

Tune in to Classical MPR on Saturday, May 2, at noon to hear Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera', live from the Metropolitan Opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo in his first collaboration with Maestro James Levine.


Morning Glories: Water Article

Lakes, rivers, oceans--they are precious resources that sustain life. They can also be beautiful, useful, historic, powerful and even threatening. On Morning Glories, we'll hear five pieces that remind us of contrasting aspects of the life aquatic.


Morning Glories: Choral Celebration Article

At Classical MPR, we're dubbing April "Voices of Spring" month, as we celebrate the choral art. And this week on Morning Glories, we'll explore how five composers have handled the medium of choral music.


Met Opera: Don Carlo Article

Tune in to Classical MPR on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. CT to hear Verdi's Don Carlo, live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. In prep for that performance, here are 10 facts which you might not know about the opera.


Morning Glories: Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral Article

This month brings another outstanding choral event to Minnesota, with the arrival of the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral (London). The Choir, which can look back on nine centuries of tradition, will appear live in St. Paul (Minnesota) on April 28. As we look forward to welcoming our visitors from Britain, we'll get in the mood with five Morning Glories reflecting that country's history and heritage.


Met Opera: Ernani Article

Tune in on Saturday, April 4, at noon to hear "Ernani." The cast includes soprano Angela Meade, tenor Francesco Meli, Placido Domingo (here singing the baritone role of Carlo) and bass Dmitri Belosselskiy.