Listen Sunday as Classical MPR presents the Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale performing J.S. Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio.' This holiday spectacular begins at noon with a special encore broadcast of Cantata Nos. 1, 2 and 3 from 2017, followed at 2 p.m. by a live broadcast of Cantata Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares his insights on the work.
The 2019 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert will take place on Jan. 1 under the baton of Christian Thielemann in the Musikverein in Vienna. Listen to this annual tradition live at 10 a.m. on New Years Day on Classical MPR!
Are you a good listener? Every year, students across the state compete in the Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest to answer that question. This innovative music competition exposes young people to the surprising variety of all things classical.
Is this the end of U2? Bono's comments at the end of the band's latest tour have fans nervous. Also in the news today: Snoop Dogg is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the President is passing (again) on the Kennedy Center Honors, Mercury Rev are remaking a country-rock opera, 'black-ish' paid tribute to Prince, and updates on this fall's big music movies.
For the opening of The Shed in New York, Bjork will present her 'most elaborate stage concert yet.' Robyn and Carlos Santana have also announced tours - plus, a Leonard Cohen exhibit and Chris Cornell tribute show are planned. Also in the news today: Lorde accuses Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing her stage design, Christina Aguilera gets denied when she tries to sing with a bar band, and Celine Dion gets put in handcuffs.
As you gather with friends and family to give thanks, we want you to have one less thing to worry about. So we've teamed up with our friends at 'The Splendid Table' to put together the perfect playlist of classical music for your Thanksgiving get-together.