The Minnesota Orchestra will tour five cities in South Africa this summer in what is believed to be the first such visit by any major U.S. orchestra, with concerts in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg Pretoria, and Soweto.
If you wanted to introduce children to classical music, which work would you choose? Let us know what your ideal pick is for that important "first work" for kids, and we'll feature the best suggestions during our Winter Member Drive. You also can enter our giveaway to win a new classical CD!
On today’s date in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received two memos regarding a dinner party at the White House scheduled the following evening honoring composer Igor Stravinsky and his wife, Vera. The Kennedys were famous for inviting the finest artists and performers to the White House for...Episode details...
Each Saturday at 11 a.m. central, Lynne Warfel hosts Classical Kids Corner, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups) based on listener requests. Do you have a favorite work you'd like to share with your family? Send us your request!
In 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach submitted six concertos as a job application. His application was ignored... but, those concertos are now immortal. Bach and the story of his Brandenburg Concertos on Thursday's Performance Today.
What's ingrained in the musicians of the Danish String Quartet? Nordic folk music. They recently released their second recording of Nordic and other folk tunes arranged by the members of the group. Enter the giveaway for a copy of their new CD, 'Last Leaf.'
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!