classical music

Minnesota Public Radio Gets $56 Million Donation for Classical Music Network, Etc.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/KVRR) — Someone is a huge fan of Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music network. MPR just received a $56 million cash donation from an anonymous donor. Star Tribune reports it’s the largest gift MPR has ever received in its 55-year history. The money is slated to go toward YourClassical, the public radio station’s classical music network, and to advancing…

MSUM Student Presents Self-Written Planetarium Show

How she's merging her musical talent with her fascination in astronomy

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Abby Bormann picked up a violin for the first time as a 5th grader. Back then, she didn’t think much of the instrument. “My friends were doing it, so I was like ‘I’ll learn violin, too,” she said. A decade later, and she’s now playing in front of scores of people. “If you had told me…

Tal the Orangutan at the Chahinkapa Zoo Makes Music

Tal is playing his recorder alongside the New York Kammermusiker in a musical performance

WAHPETON, N.D.– Tal the orangutan at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton is making music. Tal is playing his recorder alongside the New York Kammermusiker in a musical performance. The zoo often uses classical music as a form of enrichment. The performance is the zoo’s effort to educate visitors on International Orangutan Day. “We learned the classical music really calms them and…

Mobile Concert Hall Pops Up in Downtown Fargo

The Concert Truck tries to make classical music more accessible

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a concert hall on wheels. And many passersby were not disappointed. “It’s very good,” said 11-year-old Dimarlo Aroni. Pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby are bringing classical music across the country with their pop-up venue, the Concert Truck. The first performance was in Columbia, South Carolina about two weeks ago.  Since then, Zhang and Luby have…