NPR’s ‘What Makes It Great?’ coming to NMM Nov. 21

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net On Thursday, Nov. 21, area music-lovers will have the opportunity to go below the surface of a piece by Beethoven to find out “what makes it great.” That’s because public radio host Rob Kapilow will bring his show “What Makes It Great?” to the National Music … Read Article

‘From the Top’ is a hit with local audience

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The National Music Museum (NMM) launched its 40th anniversary celebrations on Sunday with the help of some very talented teenagers. That afternoon, several of the museum’s instruments were used in the taping of “From the Top,” a nationally-syndicated radio show that gives young musicians the opportunity … Read Article

USD Opera’s production of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ captures national recognition via The American Prize

University of South Dakota Opera’s triumphant performance of “Dido and Aeneas” was awarded second place in The American Prize in Opera Performance competition earlier this month. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions designed to recognize and reward the very best in the performing arts in … Read Article