Garrison Keillor and Philip Brunelle have performed together with a long list of great orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago, L.A. Philharmonic, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle, and San Francisco. After years on the road, they brought the show home to St. Paul, the Fitzgerald Theater, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As always, Keillor served as amiable host and narrator, Brunelle as guest conductor.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra was the first orchestra Keillor ever heard, when he was a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He decided to wind up what he calls his “modest orchestral career” in St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater, “at home with the hometown band.”
The program includes “Old American Songs,” the “Aunt Eva” Suite, the “Lake Wobegon Hymn” (Dvo?ák), “Eight Love Sonnets,” “Habañera,” “Song of the Exiles,” and “My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose.” Naturally, it also features Keillor’s trademark wit and commentary, whimsical skits, and gentle storytelling.
Publisher: HighBridge Company