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YouTube Symphony Orchestra

It was two years ago this month that more than 90 musicians from over 30 countries travelled to Carnegie Hall to perform in the first ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

Meet the Composer: Chris Van Hof

Get to know another side of WXXI-FM 91.5s afternoon host, Chris Van Hof.  Chris will be making several appearances wearing another of his many hats - that of composer. 

On Wednesday, March 23rd on WXXI's Live from Hochstein, Gibbs & Main will present the world premiere of Caravan Tone Poem by Chris Van Hof, along with other new works. 

Garrison Keillor announces his retirement from "A Prairie Home Companion"

Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" announced that he plans to retire from the show in spring of 2012.  However, he has lots in store to keep him busy.  Check out this interview with AARP.

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National Music Museum in South Dakota

A listener wrote in to tell us of this jewel in South Dakota.  If you love music, you'll love taking the online tour of the National Music Museum.  It is amazing.  http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/Tours/WalkThruNMM/Tour.html

 

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