MPR Artists In Residence

Ashokan Farewell 

             Jay Unger, arr. David Weller

Winter from The Seasons

                      by Antonio Vivaldi

Bouree from Fireworks

                         by G. F. Handel

Minuet from Royal Fireworks

                        by G. F. Handel

The Crocus Hill Trio was selected by Minnesota Public Radio to participate as Artists in Residence in Minneapolis and Saint Paul schools in 2013. The recordings on this page were part of the project and recorded in MPR's Studio N in early 2013. The performers are Anne Strasser, violin; Janis Weller, flute; and Julia Morehouse, cello. These musical selections along with a number of others were recorded by engineer Mike Osborne. 

Link to MPR article about the Crocus Hill Trio, 2013 Artists in Residence.

Throughout the month of March 2013 (officially Music in Our Schools Month) these four Artists will visit a total of 24 elementary schools around the Twin Cities metro area to give an educational music performance to the entire student population. The performance includes information about their respective instruments, and the style, technique, history, and traditions related to the music that they present.

These performances are supported by curricular materials designed by CMPR's Curriculum Writer that are given to the music teachers in advance for use in their classroom. Students at participating schools receive an MPR-produced compilation CD featuring performances by the artists, allowing students to hear the different approaches and styles of music.

Classical MPR's goal with these artist-in-residence performances is to create authentic and transformative experiences for young pupils that will inspire their creative pursuits, and be a meaningful addition to what they are already learning from their music teachers.

 Copyright 2013, The Crocus Hill Trio