For the next two weeks on Classical MPR, at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, John Birge and Steve Staruch will introduce you to our Class Notes artists and give you a taste of what kids around the state will hear and learn.
The 2018-19 Class Notes Artists are here and it's a fantastic lineup. They will be going into schools all over the state this school year inspiring students through the power of live performance.
Class Notes is also piloting a residency for high school orchestral and choral ensembles with the Mill City String Quartet and the Mirandola Ensemble as the respective Artists.
Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company led by artistic director Djenane Saint Juste (in the light pink skirt).
BorderCrosSing Ensemble, led by artistic director Ahmed Anzaldua.
Chione Quintet is, from left, Alexandra Berndt, bassoon; Susan Miranda, oboe; Weily Shay, clarinet; Bethany Gonella, flute; Allison Akins, horn.
Copper Street Brass is, from left, Nick Adragna, tuba; Josh Cameron, Allison Hall, trumpets; Alex Wolff, trombone; Tim Bradley, French horn.
Delphia Cello Quarte is, from left, Rachelle LaNae, Rosa Thompson-Vieira, Katherine Canon, Julia Floberg.
Gaelynn Lea, singer-songwriter and violinist.
Lumina is, from left, Kim Sueoka, soprano; Clara Osowski, alto; Angela Grundstad, soprano; Linda Kachelmeier, alto.
Composer Troy Rogers is the inventor of Robot Rickshaw.
Siama's Congo Roots Trio is, from left, Dallas Johnson, Tim O'Keefe, Siama Matuzungidi.
The Dream Songs Project is Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Spoelstra, guitar.
Zenith Contemporary Ensemble is Paula Gudmundson, flute, and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano.
NEW Class Notes Orchestra Artist
Mill City String Quartet is Ruth Marshall, cello; Valerie Little, viola; Huldah Niles, violin; Erika Hoogeveen, violin
NEW Class Notes Choral Artist
The Mirandola Ensemble is, from left, Nick Chalmers, alto/tenor; Matthew Culloton, bass; Angela Grundstad, soprano; Andrew Kane, tenor; Ben Kunkel, guitar; Clara Osowski, alto.