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While a whole lot of folks are looking forward (with good reason) to 12 days of delicious foods on sticks, at this particular moment at Classical MPR, we’re thinking more about stroopwafel and patatje oorlog. Why? It’s because the Minnesota Orchestra is in Amsterdam, and we’re excited to carry the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra’s performance from the Concertgebouw, starting Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. Central time. Brian Newhouse is your host, and he’s in Amsterdam right now with producer Brad Althoff and engineer Michael Osborne (you can see a photo of an improvised studio they created in their hotel room, set up to record some of the pre-produced segments of the show). How does a live transatlantic broadcast like this come together? Watch this video of MPR Director of Broadcast Operations Josh Kubasta explaining how it works. And then be sure to tune in or to stream the Minnesota Orchestra, live from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. Central. Dank u wel!


Noteworthy News

Daily Download: Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Get a free MP3 of Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo, performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Morning Glories: Mark Morris
Dance choreographer Mark Morris turns 60 on Aug. 29. This week on Morning Glories, we will feature some of the music he has used in his productions.

'Mozart 225': Biggest box set of all time?
A new box set from Decca will contain the complete works of Mozart. At 200 discs, it's being called the largest box set of all time.

Listen to the Minnesota Orchestra, recorded live from Amsterdam
On Wednesday August 24, we broadcast the Minnesota Orchestra live from the gorgeous acoustic of the world's most storied hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Now you can hear it again.

Daily Download: Peter Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Get a free MP3 of Peter Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava.

Moveable Feast: New State Fair Foods
It's time for the great Minnesota get-together! This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton investigate this year's new food offerings.

Sweet Winds Blow
The Minnesota State Fair opens today, and this week's Regional Spotlight features a playful and cheerful wind quintet by Anton Reicha, performed by the Midic Winds. If wind players could chuckle while they play, you'd hear laughter coming from the stage.

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