The 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth continues at Classical MPR with a performance from this summer's Minnesota Beethoven Festival. Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, plays Schumann's 'Notturno.'
There is a place suspended somewhere between earth and sky, a place of beauty and release. The Summer Singers' performance of Minnesota composer Jake Runestad's 'Let My Love Be Heard' takes you to that place.
Journey North Opera Company joins Steve Staruch in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. The company is preparing to perform a classic Benjamin Britten opera.
The Altius Quartet calls Denver home, but is making friends in Minnesota as the recipient of the first String Quartet Fellowship of the Lakes Area Music Festival. Performances of works by Ravel and Mozart and friendly conversation are in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Newly founded Operatunity Theatre seeks to become a national vocal arts center for emerging professional singers. Obed Floan and Stillwater, Minn., native Jack Swanson join Steve Staruch in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio for a conversation about Operatunity and share a few vocal highlights from the upcoming Opera on the River concert.
In this week's Regional Spotlight, Steve Staruch speaks with the founders and directors of the Lakes Area Music Festival. Scott Lykins and Taylor Ward share a few stories about the event with upcoming highlights.
The St. Olaf Band, under the direction of Timothy Mahr, performs an arrangement of a sacred work by Claudio Monteverdi that required both singing and playing. The instrumental lines in "Adoramus te, Christi" mimic and enhance the vocal lines for a modern take on this Baroque classic.
Julie Albers is the principal cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is giving master classes for young cellists during the International Cello Institute. In a conversation with Steve Staruch, she describes her own master class experiences.
Composer Eric Barnum took the Proverb, "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life," and ran with it. Barnum's choral work 'Wellspring' is in this week's Regional Spotlight.