Regional Spotlight: A Metropolitan Take On Brubeck
June 2, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. —
Called the "model of a major symphony orchestra community style" the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra likes to take risks.
Led by Bill Schrickel of the Minnesota Orchestra, the MSO recently performed Dave Brubeck's "Elementals" for symphony orchestra and jazz quartet to celebrate Brubeck's 90th birthday. It's not standard orchestral fare and the MSO played the with style and drive.
The orchestra has been invited to repeat that performance as part of the League of American Orchestras Conference next week in Minneapolis.
Dave Brubeck's "Elementals" with the MSO is in this week's Regional Spotlight.
Regional Spotlight airs Thursday at 3 p.m. on Classical MPR stations and web stream.
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St. Matthew Passion
Johann Sebastian Bach
Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus; Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; Berlin State and Cathedral Choir
Werner Gura, tenor
Johannes Weisser, bass
Sunhae Im, soprano; Christian Roterberg, soprano
Bernarda Fink, alto; Marie-Claude Chappuis, alto
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor; Fabio Trumpy, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass; Arttu Kataja, bass
Violin Sonata: Intermerzzo
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Robert Kulek, piano
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