If you like listening to the excitement and energy of live performances, we've got some great treats in store for you this week.
Wednesday night, tune in at 8 p.m. as we rebroadcast the Minnesota Opera's performance of Dvořák's Rusalka, recorded live.
Then on Friday, tune in as Brian Newhouse hosts the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra's season-opening concert, featuring guest soloist Joshua Bell on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Osmo Vänskä conducts this program, which also features a work by composer Todd Levin and a symphony by Brahms.
And then on Saturday, we'll air a rebroadcast of A Prairie Home Companion from 2009, which features musical guests Wilco, a band from Chicago who blend elements of rock, country, folk and more. And on Saturday night, listen at 8 p.m. to hear another concert recording from Europe, as we air a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra recorded live in Switzerland.
Classical MPR brings you right into the electric environment of the concert hall — no ticket required.