December 21, 2021
"This Is Minnesota Orchestra" Broadcast Line-Up Announced for Duration of 2021-22 Season

Audiences will be able to view six additional Minnesota Orchestra concerts live on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-2) this season, as well as on and social media

Concerts will be performed for both in-person audiences and TV/streaming audiences at 8 p.m. Central on February 5 and 25, April 1, May 6,
June 3 and July 15, 2022

Broadcasts to be hosted by Sarah Hicks, William Eddins and Brian Newhouse; Ashleigh Rowe to join the Orchestra staff as director of broadcasts and digital initiatives in January

Friday night Classical concerts will continue to be available as live radio broadcasts on YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (DECEMBER 21, 2021) — Music lovers will be able to watch six additional live Minnesota Orchestra concerts on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-2), as well as on the Orchestra’s website and social media channels, in the months ahead as part of the This Is Minnesota Orchestra series. The Orchestra had previously announced four fall concerts that would be televised and livestreamed for free, and now that calendar is extended to include additional programs from February to July 2022, including a Lunar New Year performance and a collaboration with indie band Cloud Cult. The Orchestra’s Friday night Classical concerts will continue to be broadcast live on the radio, as part of a longstanding partnership with YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR).

The evening concerts designated for livestreaming and television broadcast will feature: Junping Qian leading a Lunar New Year celebration (Saturday, February 5); Karina Canellakis conducting Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances (Friday, February 25); Sarah Hicks on the podium for a collaboration with Cloud Cult (Friday, April 1); Music Director Osmo Vänskä in a MusicMakers concert of music by emerging composers (Friday, May 6); Concertmaster Erin Keefe and pianist Juho Pohjonen performing Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto, conducted by Mr. Vänskä (Friday, June 3); and pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, led by conductor Nicholas Collon (Friday, July 15). These concerts are all performed live for in-person audiences, as well as for TV/streaming audiences.

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