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The expression "Good things come to those who wait" certainly holds true this week at Classical MPR.

That's because back on March 31, we recorded a concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis that we'll share with you this Friday, July 21. Osmo Vänskä leads the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," after which they're joined by pianist Rafal Blechacz for a performance of the gorgeous Piano Concerto No. 1 by Johannes Brahms.

Join host Brian Newhouse this Friday at 8 p.m. to listen to the broadcast of this amazing concert. We can't wait for you to hear it.


Noteworthy News

Minnesota Orchestra: Stravinsky and Brahms with Blechacz
Listen to Classical MPR on Friday, July 21, starting at 8 p.m. to hear a Minnesota Orchestra concert recorded on March 31, 2017. Osmo Vanska leads the orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring,' and then pianist Rafal Blechacz joins in for Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1.

Aspen Music Festival Showcase: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibeaudet and American Brass Quintet Bass Trombonist John Rojak preview upcoming Aspen Music Festival concerts.

Aspen Music Festival: Violinist Jennifer Koh and Opera Director Ed Berkeley
Hear violinist Jennifer Koh talk about connecting with other musicians via technology; and we hear from opera director Ed Berkeley about a special concert event at the Aspen Music Festival.

Choral Featured Album: 'Bach: Mass in B Minor'
The Choir and Orchestra of the J.S. Bach Foundation perform Bach's B Minor Mass in their newly released album.

Daily Download: Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake: Act IV Finale
Get a free MP3 of Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake: Act IV Finale, performed by Russian State Symphony Orchestra.

Moveable Feast: Esker Grove at the Sculpture Garden
Walker Art Center's new restaurant is Esker Grove. The word 'esker' means a ridge of sand or gravel deposited by a glacial stream. Chef Doug Flicker, of the former Piccolo, created the menu so it has an arty, experimental feel, befitting the museum and sculpture garden that surround it.

Regional Spotlight: The Music of Coolness
Harpist Katherine Siochi performs The Aeolian Harp, a transcription of the original Chopin keyboard etude.

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