Michael Christie's Jukebox
Jukebox 21 “Vive la France”
Great French composers have been trailblazers over centuries, initiating profound evolutions in musical style, sensitivity and brilliance. This playlist features favorite performances of seminal works, many emphasizing the kind of imagination and provocative viewpoints we expect from French artists.
Jukebox 20 “Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition”
This playlist features the (mostly) original settings of music used during the New West Symphony’s Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition. Thank you all for your involvement in this great live event, and for your support!
Jukebox 19 “Minnesota Song, Minnesota Strong”
Music, especially sung, has been at the core of Minnesotan society. What has always been particularly moving to me is how Minnesotans participate in its cultural experience, perhaps even more so when it’s cold! This playlist is dedicated to the generations of Minnesotans who have raised their voices for themselves and for their neighbors to strive for unity and equality.
Jukebox 18 “Stirs a National Consciousness”
Music forms an unbreakable bond with our sense of community and pride in our nations, the people and their histories. This international Jukebox playlist features music that goes straight to our core when we hear it. Every culture has its unique expressions of remembrance and dedication.
Jukebox 17 with John Corigliano and Mark Adamo
The dynamic duo of American opera and symphonic music, John Corigliano and Mark Adamo, host an extraordinary Jukebox Playlist. Michael is grateful for their insight, charm, and fascination with all genres of music.
Jukebox 15 “Musician Mothers Rock It!”
This Mother’s Day playlist features heartfelt contributions from musician mothers who have made a huge difference in Michael’s life, to whom he is eternally grateful. We wish these wonderful women and all mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Jukebox 14 “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
Composers and songwriters throughout time have leaned heavily on the inspiration of others and created iconic reimagined versions.
Jukebox 11 with composer Ricky Ian Gordon
Hindemith, Weill/Brecht, Henze, Joni Mitchell, Britten, Shostakovich, Faure, Andantino Tippett, Weisgall, Bach, Adam Guettel, Ricky Ian Gordon
Jukebox 9 “Universal Number 9”
Dolly Parton, Philip Glass, Dvorak, Kalevi Aho, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini, Beethoven, Nena
Jukebox 8 with composer Kevin Puts
Bridge, Schubert, Bach, Puts, Selena Gomez, Chicago, Van Halen, and Kevin Puts’ first opera “Silent Night,” performed by the Minnesota Opera led by Michael Chrsitie.
Jukebox 6 “The Greats”
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bernstein, Les Miserables, Hamilton, Mozart, The Beatles, Handel
Jukebox 5 “Super Pink Moon”
Vivaldi, Dvorak, Tosti, Britten, Van Morrison, Neko Case, The Police, Grieg, Pink Floyd
In this weekend edition of Jukebox, Michael shares favorites from his youth as a trumpet player, music he and his family have been enjoying together, and beautiful music from classical masters.