C Philpott

Stories by C Philpott

Live from the Fair: Matra

<i>Matra is a percussion ensemble that composes eclectic sounding music, drawing influences from jazz, world music, and prog rock. They will be going into schools in the Twin Cities and northwest MN this year as Artists in the Classical MPR Class Notes's education outreach program. <strong>They will be live on Friday, September 1 at Dan Patch Park on the MPR Stage at 2:00.</strong> Krissy Bergmark, tabla, and Jenny Klukken, marimba, took time to answer some questions for Classical MPR.</i>

'This is really happening': My first Radiohead concert, a dream come true at Lollapalooza

MPR staffer Claire Philpott has been a Radiohead fan most of her life, but despite valiant previous efforts, had never seen her favorite band perform live. Finally, at Lollapalooza 2016, Philpott's dream was realized. 'I've always loved to sing along with Thom Yorke, and I kind of couldn't believe that we and many others were singing together live,' she writes of the experience at Lollapalooza, which also included helping Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell crowd surf.