There's something magic about listening to live performance: the energy of the performers, the awareness that this is happening now, the sound and feel of the performance space, the presence of the audience, and of course, the music itself.
This week on Classical MPR, we're delighted to bring you three — count 'em, three — live performances. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., host Melissa Ousley brings you the Minnesota Opera's season finale: Puccini's La Bohème, featuring world-renowned soprano Nicole Cabell.
On Friday at 8 p.m., Brian Newhouse is back in the broadcast booth at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis for the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra. Osmo Vänskä returns to the podium for a program that includes works by Mozart and Hindemuth.
Then on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m., Alison Young goes to the Ordway Music Theater to host the live broadcast of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Artistic partner Pekka Kuusisto joins the SPCO to lead a program featuring Swedish and Finnish works, from folk songs to Sibelius.
Join us for this triple-header of live performances. Whether you're in your living room, your car or your kitchen, we'll bring the magic of the concert hall directly to you.