On ‘SymphonyCast’ with host Steve Seel, Joshua Bell joins the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to perform Bruch’s ever-popular Violin Concerto No. 1. Bell also leads the SPCO in two more time-tested favorites: Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1. Listen now.
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This week on ‘Extra Eclectic,’ host Steve Seel features a concerto for orchestra, but not Bela Bartok’s famous example, which features each section of the orchestra. Instead, we hear acclaimed American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra.
On this week’s episode of New Classical Tracks, vocal ensemble Conspirare, led by music director Craig Hella Johnson, collaborate with the Miró Quartet in their debut joint album, ‘House of Belonging.’ Find out more!
The Minnesota Orchestra and Thomas Søndergård join the Minnesota Chorale for a magical program featuring music by Lera Auerbach, Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber and Maurice Ravel. Listen to the live broadcast with host Melissa Ousley at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, on YourClassical MPR.
On the latest episode of ‘Saturday Cinema,’ host Lynne Warfel explores the film scores of two landmark composers from Hollywood's Golden Age: Erich Korngold and Max Steiner. Selections include music from ‘The Sea Hawk,’ ‘King Kong’ and ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Listen now.
Imagine a cozy fire, a cup of cocoa, the northern lights and Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto. Rachel Peterson, the Project DJ co-host on the Sept. 22, 2023, episode of Friday Favorites, shared a story that will make you want to live close to the Arctic Circle. Listen now with host Steve Staruch.
On this week’s episode of New Classical Tracks, violinist Rachel Barton Pine combines classical music and metal in her latest recording, ‘Dependent Arising,’ featuring concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich and Earl Maneein. Find out more!
Elmer Bernstein’s theme from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is a wonderful way to celebrate a retirement with the hope of new (western) adventures ahead! Last week’s Friday Favorites also marked the end of the summer season with music that sounded like a walk in an apple orchard. Listen now.
Can a work of modern classical music be both ‘attractive’ and ‘dissonant’? Extra Eclectic host Steve Seel explores this question on the latest episode of ‘Extra Eclectic’ with the Piano Concerto by Thomas Ades.
On this week’s episode of New Classical Tracks, cellist Clancy Newman and pianist Natalie Zhu explore the beauty of America through the combination of emotion and structure on their debut album, ‘From Method to Madness.’ Find out more!