The St. Olaf Christmas Festival has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The concert performance includes hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections featuring more than 500 student musicians. Listen now to this magical musical event.
This week on New Classical Tracks, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra showcase the nuances of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony, together with a warm and light interpretation of Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1.
Alison Young leads a double life as one of our classical hosts and as a long-distance backpacker. As she takes a leave of absence to hike New Zealand's version of the Appalachian Trail, she shares the influence of classical music on her five-month, 1,800-mile trek.
Opera singer Nadine Sierra became the youngest winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions at the age of 21. This week on New Classical Tracks, she explores the immigrant experience with her new recording, 'There's a Place for Us.'
Looking for new and recommended music? Here are classical music experts' picks for this month's must-hear recordings, from Elgar to Beethoven, with some modern takes in between. This month, we checked in with friends in Minnesota, Ohio and New York, plus the host of 'Performance Today.'
Celebrate this week's centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth by entering our giveaway of a Bernstein Prize Pack! It includes Deutsche Grammophon's 29-disc set of his complete works; Decca's world premiere recording of his opera 'A Quiet Place'; his complete solo works for piano; Naxos' complete recordings of his music, conducted by Marin Alsop; and Jamie Bernstein's memoir, 'Famous Father Girl.' Enter by Aug. 31.
The timeless themes of Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story' remain as relevant as ever, especially with Marc Koeck and Mia Pinero in the lead roles at the Guthrie Theater. Listen to their performances of three songs from the musical, recorded live in our studio.
Looking for a patriotic soundtrack for your Fourth of July celebration? We've programmed a 4-hour playlist of classical and Americana music to go with whatever you're doing on Independence Day, from cooking out to watching fireworks.