Minnesota Orchestra Performs Rossini, Saint-Saens, and Dvorak

August 8, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — Tune in on August 8, at 8 p.m. as Alison Young hosts a broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra's July 27 concert. The Overture to Rossini's final opera, William Tell, is one of the most appropriated classical pieces found in popular culture, from Bugs Bunny cartoons to athletic shoe commercials, and it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Then prepare to be awed with Saint-Saëns' astonishing Piano Concerto No. 2, performed expertly by one of Britain's top emerging young artists, 19-year-old Benjamin Grosvenor. This thrilling program closes with Dvořák's New World Symphony, a sublime journey that evokes the spirit of adventure, with melodies so soulful they'll go straight to your heart.

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