Melissa Ousley hosting broadcast

Friday Night Live Broadcasts

Listen to the Minnesota Orchestra live anywhere in the world. Minnesota Orchestra’s Friday evening concerts are broadcast live on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, hosted by Melissa Ousley. Tune to Classical MPR at 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities or online at to hear our performances.

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Our Classical MPR Partnership

Bringing Exceptional Performances to You

Produced by Classical Minnesota Public Radio, Minnesota Orchestra Friday night concert broadcasts bring the Orchestra Hall listening experience directly to your home. The programs feature interviews with artists, insights from host Melissa Ousley and exceptional Minnesota Orchestra performances.

Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts are regularly heard nationwide, by radio and through online streaming, and on American Public Media’s national programs SymphonyCast and Performance Today.

Decades of Continuous Broadcast

The Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) hold one of the longest continuous broadcast partnerships in the country. The Orchestra’s relationship with MPR began in the late 1960s, with the first live concert broadcast in 1971. When the Minnesota Orchestra moved to its new home at Orchestra Hall three years later, MPR initiated live statewide broadcasts of every Friday night subscription concert. MPR’s award-winning Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts are distributed internationally by American Public Media. Minnesota remains one of a handful of major orchestras that can still be heard live on air, thanks to the Minnesota Orchestra’s strong relationship with MPR.