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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.


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Daily Download: Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Get a free MP3 of Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.


 
Morning Glories: Music for Students
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James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life
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