MPR Class Notes

Chione is honored to have been chosen as Classical Minnesota Public Radio Class Notes Artists for the 2018-2019 school year.

Chione will expand on their "Story Time with Chione" program by performing stories from around the world in a cultural and musical exploration of countries and characters.  The ensemble will engage students by intertwining musical learning and storytelling.  Chione boasts a diverse and expansive set of sounds which capture the audience's imagination and help them to discover the world that is the woodwind quintet.  

Click the link to listen to Allison and Susan’s interview with Julie Amacher about Chione’s experience as

Classical MPR Class Notes Artists.

Photography: Leta Albrecht

Photography: Leta Albrecht


We visited some unique schools within the Twin Cities…

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Garlough was formed in partnership with Dodge Nature Center, and offers the same comprehensive curriculum as the district’s other elementary schools, but with a nature-based theme integrated into every class.As an environmental magnet school, experiential learning is at the core of everything at GEMS. Through nature-based experiences in and outside the classroom, Garlough teachers and staff support and enhance children's intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.


…we performed in a new city: Norwood Young America

Wow, what an amazing group and wonderful presentation! The students and I loved it and appreciate the up-close visit from the instrumentalists of Chione. I really enjoyed how their theme of “stories” in music and the various engaging activities they had the students do to prepare for listening to each piece.
— Joanna Padden, Music Teacher at St. Michael's Catholic School

We shared one of our favorite stories…

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…and we shared our stories with some fantastic, gracious and extremely attentive students!

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We are looking forward to sharing our stories with two more schools in February!
— Chione
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