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Classical Notes: August 1, 2008 Archive

MN Orch back at Lake Harriet

Posted at 11:29 AM on August 1, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Perhaps you had heard last week that the Minnesota Orchestra was cancelling it's annual performance at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis--no money for it.

Well, money has appeared, and the concert will go on! Read more about it here.

Lang Lang and the OIympics

Posted at 2:28 PM on August 1, 2008 by Rex Levang

This according to New Yorker editor and writer David Remnick: "Few citizens of the People's Republic stand to benefit more from this summer's Olympic Games, in Beijing than . . . Lang Lang."

The magazine doesn't post the complete article online; if you don't have the print version, here's an abstract. Their site, however, does include this much-emailed video of the young phenom playing piano with an orange: