With Fred Child
Celebrate the season with song! Steve Staruch hosts this one-hour program of holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices."
Pianist Ingrid Fliter joins conductor Thomas Sondergard on Friday in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Minnesota Orchestra. The program also includes ‘Ein Heldenleben’ (‘A Hero's Life’), by Richard Strauss, and ‘Ballade,’ by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Join host Melissa Ousley at 8 p.m. for YourClassical MPR’s live broadcast.
In this week’s New Classical Tracks, pianist Emanuel Ax teams up with longtime friend and collaborator Yo-Yo Ma to re-record Beethoven's cello sonatas for their new album, Hope Amid Tears.
Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, takes you on a one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas themed movies. Including scores from "Scrooge, the Musical", "A Muppet Christmas Carol", "The Polar Express", "It's A Wonderful Life" and many more.
Julie Amacher and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu host this uplifting Christmas special that features Black music and composers. A 'Soulful Christmas' celebrates classical music by Black artists, while exploring spirituals, gospel music, jazz and other Black musical traditions.
The sounds of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square floated into many homes during the holidays in the '60s & '70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special.
'Welcome Christmas' is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral ensembles, conducted by Philip Brunelle. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including compositions and arrangements by John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, Alice Parker and more.
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. This year's presentation, “Love Divine,” features more than 400 student musicians performing from the college in Northfield, Minn.
Native American Heritage Day started in 2008 to honor the contributions that Native Americans gave to the United States. While these pieces represent only a fraction of the indigenous people’s heritages, celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures with six compositions from Native American composers.
'All Is Bright', with host Lynne Warfel, offers an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman, and a variety of choirs.