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Classical Notes: February 24, 2009 Archive

"On a scale of Billy Joel to Elvis Costello, it was Paul McCartney-plus."

Posted at 3:07 PM on February 24, 2009 by Gillian Martin

Motown legend Stevie Wonder is in Washington, D.C. this week to pick up the Library of Congress's second Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He took advantage of the occasion to make his debut as a classical composer in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium last night. Read all about it (and see a short video) here.

MN Orch E-tour

Posted at 3:22 PM on February 24, 2009 by Gillian Martin

The Minnesota Orchestra opens their European tour tonight in London. You can follow them across the continent over the next several days via their "Etour" website here.

Listen for MPR's broadcast of tonight's concert this Friday night at 8.