Brian Newhouse is retiring as the classical director of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. We asked him to share a memory of his many years at MPR, and it comes down to one magical moment. Plus, listen as he joins Steve Staruch on Friday Favorites.
After more than 25 years of being behind the mic on Friday nights, Brian Newhouse stepped down as host of Classical MPR's live broadcasts with the Minnesota Orchestra. Before his final broadcast on June 14, he reflected on moments from his experiences throughout the years.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento died Wednesday at 91 in Minneapolis. Classical MPR director Brian Newhouse looks back fondly on a special moment with Argento and the composer's legacy.
The government shutdown is reaching into so many pockets of society. The most recent example is the choral world, where we've learned of one devastating instance of Soprano Shutdown, thanks to a satirical website.
Don't miss musical history Friday when the Minnesota Orchestra performs in Soweto, South Africa, the city that was at the center of Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid. Listen to the concert at 7 p.m. Friday on Classical MPR.
The Minnesota Orchestra's live performance Aug. 6 at the BBC Proms has come and gone, but you can still hear the archived recording for a limited time through SymphonyCast on our sister site, YourClassical. Listen now to the orchestra's return to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London.