Minnesota Orchestra names longtime MPR radio host to development position

Posted on: October 27, 2020

“We heard his voice on Friday nights for more than 25 years as he hosted Classical MPR’s live broadcasts with the Minnesota Orchestra. He signed off in June 2019 and retired from MPR in May 2020,” writes Pamela Espeland in Tuesday’s (10/27) MinnPost (Minneapolis). “It seems retirement wasn’t his thing. Brian Newhouse has taken on a new role: associate vice president of individual giving for the orchestra he knows so well. Starting Nov. 2, you may hear his voice again, if you’re a donor. Maybe you’ll become a donor so you can hear his voice again. Newhouse also joined the orchestra on many of its tours abroad, leading broadcasts from London, Havana, Soweto, Amsterdam and Lahti, Finland. ‘For a joyful part of my life, I got the privilege of connecting the Orchestra’s magic to radio and digital audiences,’ Newhouse said in a statement. ‘This new role is in many ways a natural next chapter.’ … Newhouse will begin his new position next Monday, Nov. 2, the day before Election Day.”