Florencia gives star Ailyn Pérez a rare chance to sing in Spanish. As the bilingual daughter of Mexican immigrants, she learned early on that language had the power to shape her experience and voice.
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The St. Olaf Christmas Festival has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. This year's presentation, ‘Love and Joy Come to You,’ features more than 500 student musicians in three performances at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, including a livestream of one of them that you can watch here at 7:15 p.m. central Saturday, Dec. 3.
We have a variety of classical specials for the holiday season, from Christmas to New Year's Day. Listen to them any time that's convenient using this comprehensive listing.
Long before The Backstreet Boys, a vocal sextet in Weimar Germany was silenced because three memebrs were Jewish. A new Broadway musical with a score by Barry Manilow tells their story.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with conductor Marin Alsop about the 30th anniversary of "Too Hot To Handel" — a modern take on Handel's baroque classic, "Messiah."
Bass player Joseph Conyers made history in 2023 when he became principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also is the founder of Project 440, an initiative that helps young people ignite change in their communities through music. Find out more in the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.
On this week’s episode of New Classical Tracks, string ensemble Sybarite5 demonstrates its commitment to new music on its latest album, 'Collective Wisdom.' Find out more!
French conductor Fabien Gabel returned to lead the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall alongside French pianist Bertrand Chamayou for a program featuring music by Saint-Saëns, Lyadov, Korngold and Tchaikovsky. Listen to the concert now!
Scott Simon talks with violist Mark Ludwig about his efforts to preserve - and play - the music written by some of the many musicians imprisoned and killed at the Terezin concentration camp.