St. Paul Sunday

Minnesota Public Radio

For 15 years Minnesota Public Radio’s Saint Paul Sunday has provided listeners with extraordinary access to the world’s finest classical musicians. The luminaries presented by Bill McGlaughlin, host since the show’s inception, include cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell: violinists Joseph Silverstein, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Pamela Frank pianists Marian McPartland, Charles Rosen, Yefim Bronfman, Garrick Ohlsson, and Claude Franke; and the Julliard, Emerson, Cleveland, and Kronos String Quartets. Sopranos Dawn Upshaw and Benita Valente and baritones Thomas Hampson and Sanford Sylvan have also graced the program. Saint Paul Sunday presents emerging new talent as well as commissioned classical works, including those by new composers Aaron Jay Kernis, Kenneth Frazelle, and Edgar Meyer. Through the program’s music and discussion format, listeners get to know the people behind the music and gain insight into the creative process. For an excellent series showcasing classical music, a Peabody to Minnesota Public Radio for Saint Paul Sunday.