On Now

Melissa Ousley
Listen to the Stream
  • String Quartet No. 3 1:38 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Amadeus Quartet
    Buy Now
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 1:13 Felix Mendelssohn
    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit
    Andras Schiff, piano
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

September 2010
S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

Classical Music is alive at the State Fair!

Posted at 11:19 AM on September 3, 2010 by Alison Young
Filed under: Events, Musician stories, Programs

Six fabulous young opera singers from the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program were my guests yesterday at the State Fair. The eager crowd "bravo-ed" and "brava-ed" a selection of Rossini, Donizetti as well as a kind of barbershop styled "O Mio Babbino Caro." The three low-voiced men even sang a dueling "Toreador" from Carmen. It was a gas!

No one broke character even when a PA system took over or when a few drops of rain threatened to end the fun.

If you're planning to take in the fair, drop by the MPR booth. I should be preparing just now to introduce Cantus this afternoon - MPR's new artists-in-residence. But as I sit at my desk, I am glued to our web-cam with the three gubernatorial candidates holding forth - there is one guy talking non-stop....I won't say who, you'll have to watch for yourself!

Still more great stuff at the MPR booth at the State Fair - visit us in person or online.