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Tuesday Classics airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WTIP (maitri/Flickr)

  • Tuesday 8-10pm
Classical Music
Immerse yourself in the world of classical music every Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 PM on WTIP.  From the Baroque to the Classical to the Romantic eras, modern composers and new recordings too, hear favorite pieces picked by our local hosts of Tuesday Classics.  

What's On:

Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert - August 14, 2016

The entire Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert was recorded by WTIP on August 14, 2016. The concert was held at the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department Hall #1, and was a benefit for the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department.

The concert featured local and regional performers, in addition to the debut of an original composition by William Beckstrand:

Gigue in G Major (Poco Vivace) by G.F. Telemann
Philis Anderson, oboe d'amore; Kathy Bolstad, clarinet

Nocturne in E Major by F. Chopin
Michael Ferguson, piano

Concerto in A Major (1st movement) by J.S. Bach
Philis Anderson, oboe d'amore

Trumpet Concerto (2nd movement) by F.J. Haydn
Don Grant, trumpet; Andrea Fincel, piano

Two Poems of Robert Frost by William Beckstrand
1. The Most of It
2. Reluctance

Karina Roth, soprano; William Beckstrand, piano

Selections from the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach
Michael Ferguson, piano

It's All Right With Me by Cole Porter
Blue in Green by Bill Evans/Miles Davis
Take Five/Jive in Five by Dave Brubeck/Mike DeBevec

Sky Blue Jazz Trio and Orange Girl (Mike DeBevec, piano; Karina Roth, soprano; Erik Hahn, soprano sax; Mike Roth, bass)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Andante movement) by F. Mendelssohn
Kathy Bolstad, clarinet; Karina Roth, piano

Three Sketches Against the Dark (world premiere) by William Beckstrand
1. Curiosity
2. Luminosity
3. Generosity

Karina Roth, piano; Erika Ternes, violin; Erik Hahn, soprano sax
(This piece was commissioned by David and Patricia Coleman in honor of A. Paul and Carol Schaap for their 40th wedding anniversary)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel

(Photos courtesy of Dr. Ellen Stubbs)


Bill Beckstrand (Miles Drake)

Borealis Chorale Spring Concert on Tuesday Classics

Bill Beckstrand Interview.mp34.79 MB
Borealis Chorale Pt 1.mp329.88 MB
Bill Beckstrand Interview Pt 2.mp32.83 MB
Borealis Chorale Pt 2.mp32.67 MB
Bill Beckstrand Interview Pt 3.mp31.2 MB
Borealis Chorale Pt 3.mp36.1 MB
Bill Beckstrand Pt 4.mp33.26 MB
Borealis Chorale Pt 4.mp316.89 MB
Bill Beckstrand Interview Pt 5.mp31.1 MB
Borealis Chorale Pt 5.mp34.84 MB
Bill Beckstrand Pt 6.mp32.61 MB

The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra held it's annual spring concert on Sunday, April 1. WTIP's Mark Abrahamson sat down with director Bill Beckstrand during Tuesday Classics to speak with him about the concert and his work.