G-Sharp to Perform on Minnesota Public Radio May 10

Posted on May 6th, 2017 by

Gustavus men's a capella group G-Sharp

Gustavus Adolphus College’s men’s a capella group, G-Sharp, will perform live on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) from the historic Kato Ballroom on Wednesday, May 10. The group will be featured during Classical MPR Live with John Birge, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, MPR is touring Minnesota for a series of broadcasts from different regions of the state. G-Sharp will share the slate with the Mankato Valley Brass Quintet, Mankato Symphony Orchestra music director Ken Freed, and others from the Southern Minnesota music scene during May 10’s Classical MPR Live broadcast.

“G-Sharp is humbled and thrilled for the opportunity to represent Gustavus during MPR’s 50th anniversary celebration in Mankato,” sophomore baritone Alex Jeon said. “It’s a dream come true for all of us, and we’d like to thank MPR and the Gustavus community for giving us this opportunity to share our music with a public radio network we all know and love.”

“Our listeners in the Mankato region have long been an essential part of our MPR family,” said Ali Lozoff, director of MPR’s 50th Anniversary. “We are excited to spend the day with listeners and members and have the opportunity to say thank you in person for their ongoing support, while also highlighting some of the artists and newsmakers of the region for the rest of the state to enjoy.”

Check the station guide to find Classical MPR and G-Sharp on the air. To learn more about music at Gustavus, visit the department’s website.

MPR Day in Mankato Schedule of Activities:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classical MPR Live Broadcast with John Birge
3 – 6:30 p.m. MPR News Live Broadcast of “All Things Considered”
7 – 9 p.m. The Current presents The Suburbs in concert, hosted by Mark Wheat

Refreshments will be provided by MPR during the day; cash bar available for the evening performance. Limited edition MPR 50th Anniversary merchandise will be available for sale along with merchandise from all three regional stations.

Since its beginning as a college radio station at Saint John’s University, MPR has grown to a 45-station regional network of three distinct services – MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current – as well as a national producer and distributor of radio programs, podcasts and streaming services, serving 1 million Minnesotans and more than 20 million listeners a week nationwide. Learn more about the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration at the MPR50 website.

MPR Day in Mankato’s program is made possible in part by the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund created by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment.


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