Morning Glories - Dominick Argento

October 22, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories. This week, we celebrate Dominick Argento, who turns 85 on October 27.

We'll hear his "Six Elizabethan Songs," one of his most popular works; we'll hear choral and orchestral music performed by Minnesota ensembles; and we'll end up with a treat: "Royal Invitation: Homage to the Queen of Tonga."

Monday

Six Elizabethan Songs
Barbara Bonney, soprano

Tuesday

Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra (Rossini in Paris)
Minnesota Orchestra; Burt Hara, clarinet

Wednesday

Walden Pond
Dale Warland Singers

Thursday

A Ring of Time
Minnesota Orchestra

Friday

Royal Invitation: Homage to the Queen of Tonga
Louisville Orchestra

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