Playing Eliza Doolittle was a career peak for Laura Benanti, and likewise for Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") in the brilliant My Fair Lady Broadway revival. The tour of Bart Sher's genius production landed in Minneapolis this week, with Lincoln Center understudy Shereen Ahmed leading the cast. Catch it now through March 8!
Wagner called it "the apotheosis of the dance." Arthur Miller cited its taught climaxes as an inspiration for Death of a Salesman. It's Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra teams up with NPR's Rob Kapilow to demonstrate "What Makes it So Great?" You can find performances of the program around the metro area through March 15.
And one of the greatest violinists, Christian Tetzlaff, teams up with the Minnesota Orchestra for a Russian evening of Shostakovich (Violin Concert No. 2) and Prokofiev (Symphony No. 5). TWO concerts only, Thursday and Friday, so run don't walk. Or stay home Friday night and hear the live broadcast on Classical MPR!