September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
This web-extra piece was recorded after the Friday, September 19th Midday. The artist is Einav Yarden and the piece is a Stravinsky tango.
July 18, 2014 - 4:15pm
Members of the Madison Youth Choir perform in WPR's studios.
Members of the Madison Youth Choir visited WPR studios on Friday to perform on "The Midday," hosted by Norman Gilliland. Next week, the group travels to Aberdeen, Scotland, where the members will perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Gilliland spoke with artistic director Mike Ross...
May 30, 2014 - 2:15pm
You may have seen the Apple iPad commercial that features conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. In just over a week, it's been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube. The ad shows Salonen using software to write and score his violin concerto (reviewed here in the New Yorker magazine),...
May 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
The opera version of “Dead Man Walking” has become something of a modern classic. Written by Jake Heggie, the opera, with a libretto by Terrence McNally, is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book that inspired the movie of the same name. It tells of a nun’s journey as the spiritual advisor of a...
February 6, 2014 - 10:45am
Updated: Police have confirmed the recovery of the violin. Update: WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee is reporting that police have recovered the stolen violin , saying that it is in "good condition." Law enforcement officials have arrested three Milwaukee residents in connection with the armed robbery of a rare, multi-million dollar violin taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert Master last week.
January 29, 2014 - 12:15pm
A Stradivarius violin that could be worth a few million dollars has been stolen in Milwaukee.
December 11, 2013 - 4:51pm
Wednesday was a banner day for women. Not only did General Motors in Detroit announce its first female chief executive, but the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington , D.C., followed suit. Deborah F. Rutter, currently in her 13th year as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra...