Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto leads the Orchestra in a concert designed for all ages
Guest narrators and actor join the Orchestra for a fun-filled performance of
A Sportscast of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 by P.D.Q. Bach
On Sunday, March 4, the Minnesota Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto perform Stories in Music, a Family Concert at Orchestra Hall. The concert, which is designed for audience members of all ages, features two of the Minnesota Orchestra’s own—Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and piccolo player Roma Duncan—and music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, William Grant Still and Michael Daugherty. The Orchestra also performs the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but with a special, sports-inspired twist, thanks to the hilarious antics of composer P.D.Q. Bach. Joining the Orchestra onstage for this unique performance are Minnesota Public Radio host Lynne Warfel, Twin Cities actors Stephen Yoakam and H. Adam Harris, and MacPhail faculty member Katherine Condon.
This Minnesota Orchestra concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., with all tickets priced at $12. More information is available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Akiko Fujimoto became the Minnesota Orchestra’s assistant conductor in September 2017. In this role, she leads Young People’s Concerts, Symphonic Adventures concerts for high school students, family programs and outdoor community concerts, while also serving as cover conductor for classical subscription and Live at Orchestra Hall performances. Additionally, she serves as a link to the community, participating in engagement activities, school visits, and collaborations with other Minnesota arts and cultural institutions. She previously served for five full seasons as the associate conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, where she conducted classical, pops, education and baroque concerts, as well as ballets. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.
Minnesota Orchestra Family Concert
STORIES IN MUSIC
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Roma Duncan, piccolo
Steven Campbell, tuba
Lynne Warfel, narrator
Stephen Yoakam, narrator
H. Adam Harris, actor
Katherine Condon, host
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee
BRITTEN Selection from The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Allegro con brio, from Symphony No. 5
DAUGHERTY Steamboat, from Reflections on the Mississippi
STILL Song of the Rivermen from The American Scene
KLING The Elephant and the Fly
P.D.Q. BACH/BEETHOVEN A Sportscast of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
Learning in the Lobby: Beginning at 12:45 p.m. on March 4, patrons will enjoy a variety of hands-on learning stations that focus on Family Concert themes and musical repertoire of the concert, curated by FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra.
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Individual tickets and subscription packages can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (Stage Door ticketing is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lobby Box Office ticketing begins two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the skyway accessible Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.
All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.
The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2017-18 season.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator