Classical MPR broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra's 2019-20 season

Osmo Vanska conducts the Minnesota Orchestra.Courtney Perry

September 01, 2019

Update: The Minnesota Orchestra has canceled its concerts through April 28 as a preventive action against the spread of coronavirus.


Here is the Classical MPR live broadcast schedule for the Minnesota Orchestra's exciting 2019-2020 season. Click on the player below to listen live at the listed time and date.

SEASON OPENING WITH OSMO VÄNSKÄ
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano

RAUTAVAARA A Requiem in Our Time, for Brass and Percussion
GRIEG Piano Concerto
CARTER Three Illusions for Orchestra
ELGAR Enigma Variations


SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONCERTO
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
SAINT-SAENS Violin Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 15


INON BARNATON PLAYS BRAHMS
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Inon Barnaton, piano

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9


LEILA JOSEFOWICZ PLAYS STRAVINSKY
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

WEBERN Im Sommerwind
STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony


GUARANTORS' WEEK: KEEFE, WAGNER AND BRAHMS
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Erin Keefe, violin

BRAHMS Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4 and 5
DVOŘAK Romance for Violin and Orchestra
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2


VAUGHAN WILLIAMS' DONA NOBIS PACEM
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Minnesota Chorale
Singers from 29:11

SIBELIUS The Swan of Tuonela
DEAN Cello Concerto [U.S. Premiere]
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona Nobis Pacem


HANDEL'S MESSIAH
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor
Richard Croft, tenor
Benjamin Bevan, baritone
Minnesota Chorale

HANDEL Messiah


MUSICMAKERS WITH OSMO VÄNSKÄ AND THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Kevin Puts, Composer Institute director


MAHLER AND RAVEL
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor
Tara Erraught, mezzo

MAHLER Blumine, from Symphony No.1
MAHLER Ruckert Lieder
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
RAVEL Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe
DEBUSSY Jeux, Poeme danse


BEETHOVEN, BACH AND BRITTEN
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Paul Watkins, conductor and cello

BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
C.P.E. BACH Cello Concerto in A major
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4


BARTOK CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

DI CASTRI Lineage
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra


GRIEG AND RACHMANINOFF
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, conductor
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

CLYNE This Midnight Hour
GRIEG Selections from Lyric Suite and Three Songs
TOMASI Trumpet Concerto
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2


TETZLAFF PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH
8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

ALI-ZADEH Fairy Tales
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5


GERSTEIN PLAYS RACHMANINOFF: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
8 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7, Leningrad


CANCELED: CAMERON CARPENTER AT NORTHROP
8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 / Northrop, University of Minnesota

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

NAZAYKINSKAYA Winter Bells
JONGEN Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra
PROKOFIEV Cinderella Suite


VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS SCHEHERAZADE
8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Martin Grubinger, percussion

PÄRT Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
AHO Sieidi, Percussion Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade


HADELICH AND HERAS-CASADO
8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

WEBERN Passacaglia
BRITTEN Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4


PARK AND AINOMÄE PLAY BRAHMS
8 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Susie Park, violin
Silver Ainomäe, cello

BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9


GERSTEIN PLAYS RACHMANINOFF: PAGANINI RHAPSODY
8 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Minnesota Chorale

RACHMANINOFF Three Russian Songs
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms


ANTHONY ROSS, STRAVINSKY AND MOZART
8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor
Anthony Ross, cello

STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella
DAUGHERTY Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra
MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter


FEI XIE PLAYS MOZART
8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Fei Xie, bassoon

FAGERLUND Water Atlas
MOZART Bassoon Concerto
SAARIAHO Ciel d'hiver
ENESCU Symphony No. 1


SEASON FINALE: VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 9
8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Minnesota Chorale
Minnesota Boychoir

MAHLER Symphony No. 9