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Julie Amacher

Summer is such a magical time … the song of the cardinal soaring above the trees; crimson geraniums and purple petunias bursting in the sunshine; and live summer music concerts offered in a more relaxed, casual setting.

A few of those concerts are coming your way later this week on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. The Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona, Minn., wrapped up this past weekend with a performance from the Minnesota Orchestra. This Thursday at 7 p.m., Classical MPR rebroadcasts a recital from that same festival featuring violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Alessio Bax. Not only did they perform Ravel’s Second Sonata with complete abandon, there were a few musical surprises announced from the stage that you won’t want to miss.

Then Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Minnesota Orchestra wraps up its Sommerfest season with a live concert opera of Verdi’s Otello with the Minnesota Boychoir and Minnesota Chorale, and we’ll bring it to you live!

The sounds of the summer concert season coming to you this week on Classical MPR!

Julie Amacher, Host, Classical Music/New Classical Tracks


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