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It's been a blockbuster week here at Classical MPR. Since Monday, we've aired a MN Encores rebroadcast of the Dale Warland Singers' final concert from 2004; a live broadcast from Collegeville, Minn., celebrating MPR's 50th anniversary and bolstered by live performers aplenty; and the Saint Paul Sunday encore broadcast featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw.

Can you believe we're just getting started?

Join host Elena See this Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., as she presents the live broadcast of a Schubert Club concert featuring French pianist Alexandre Thanaud.

And if that's not enough live music for you, join Brian Newhouse on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m., as he hosts the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra in concert, led by guest conductor Ludovic Morlot.


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Daily Download: John Field - Nocturne No. 7
Get a free MP3 of John Field - Nocturne No. 7, performed by Benjamin Frith, piano.


 
Saint Paul Sunday: Dawn Upshaw
We're continuing to air our top 10 'Saint Paul Sunday' programs, hosted by Bill McLaughlin, as part of the MPR 50th anniversary. This week, we'll share the episode that marks the first appearance by soprano Dawn Upshaw. Joined by pianist Richard Goode, she'll perform music by Schumann, Schubert, Wolf and more.


 
Daily Download: Francois Couperin - Les Nations, 4th Ordre, "La Piemontoise": I. Sonade
Get a free MP3 of Francois Couperin - Les Nations, 4th Ordre, "La Piemontoise": I. Sonade, performed by Juilliard Baroque.


 
MN Encores: Dale Warland Singers farewell concert
As part of our 50th anniversary each month Classical MPR is digging into our archives to share musical highlights from the past 50 years. This month, we bring you the Dale Warland Singers' farewell concert, recorded live in 2004 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.


 
Daily Download: Daniel-Francois Auber - Le cheval de bronze: Overture
Get a free MP3 of Daniel-Francois Auber - Le cheval de bronze: Overture, performed by Orchestre Regional de Cannes.


 
Morning Glories: Classical Music Prodigies
The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is coming up on April 30, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll feature some classical music prodigies.


 
Met Opera: Eugene Onegin
Join us at noon on Saturday, April 22 for Tchaikovsky's setting of Pushkin's classic novel, Eugene Onegin, live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Peter Mattei stars in the title role, with Anna Netrebko appearing as Tatiana.

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge
March 23, 2015
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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April 26, 2017
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CelloTone
April 27, 2017
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