Dale Warland began the Chorale eight seasons earlier as a one-off concert, at the invitation of the Festival. But audience demand quickly led to an invitation the following year, with a second concert added to the performance schedule.
On the fourth Monday of every month during our 50th anniversary year, Classical MPR will bring you a complete concert from our archives; we call these live-concert recordings 'Minnesota Encores.' For February's Minnesota Encore, we'll air the 1974 opening-night concert from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in works by Bach, Ives, Stravinsky and Beethoven.