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A Conversation with John Snow, Principal Oboe

Minnesota Orchestra member since: 1999
Position/section: Principal Oboe
Education: UW-Madison; Beloit College; Luther College; Yale School of Music 

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Surveying Rachmaninoff

As pianist Kirill Gerstein prepares to perform all five of Rachmaninoff’s piano and orchestra works with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2020, he examines this extraordinary collection of music with Alison Young, sharing its power, personality and his “private personal favorite” concerto.

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This Week at Orchestra Hall: Gerstein Plays Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein brings rigor and wit to Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto in a program that also features Shostakovich’s heroic Leningrad Symphony.

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An Insider’s Look at Your Orchestra at Work

Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto shares insider tips on what to watch for while attending a Minnesota Orchestra open rehearsal.
Get to Know Douglas C. Carlsen, associate principal trumpet

Minnesota Orchestra member since: 1999
Position: Associate Principal Trumpet 
Hometown: Blair, Nebraska
Education: Arizona State University

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Playing with Professionals

As the MMEA All-State Orchestra and Bands prepare for the culminating concerts of their season on Saturday, February 15, at Orchestra Hall, bass player Meghan Weiss reflects on her experience rehearsing and performing side-by-side with the Minnesota Orchestra last October as part of the Orchestra’s “Hear Into The Future Week.”

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Masterfully Russian

Russian musical masterworks richly wind their way through the Minnesota Orchestra season this year. Arts writer Emily Hogstad explores some of these creations, their composers, and the sound that lends them a uniquely Russian flair.

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A Puzzle for your Ears: Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is not your typical concerto and it’s unlike any standard symphony, too. It upends traditional orchestral forms by treating each section of instruments across the entire ensemble as the star, with a variety of featured moments and virtuosic opportunities. And if you are someone who likes word searches or I Spy games, you might find this incredible piece of music to be a search-and-find puzzle of its own kind.

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Q&A with the Chairs of Symphony Ball 2020: “A Night at the Moulin Rouge”

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of music, dining, dancing and good company: the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2020 Symphony Ball, “A Night at the Moulin Rouge,” will be held Saturday, June 6, at Orchestra Hall and the adjacent Hilton Hotel. The Orchestra’s largest annual fundraiser is chaired this year by Bill and Katie Miller, Anders Folk and Angela Pennington, who collectively shared their thoughts on the Ball, its theme and more.

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Midwest Tour: Indiana and Michigan

The Minnesota Orchestra is on a Midwestern U.S. tour that features an immersive residency at Indiana University, as well as the Orchestra's first performance at the University of Michigan since 1972. Follow along for updates including masterclasses, side-by-side rehearsals and other highlights in this blog from the road. 

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Meet the MN Six

Which Minnesota Orchestra musicians are originally from the Land of 10,000 Lakes? And what is it like to make a musical career in the place where you grew up? Hear from six Orchestra musicians who were born and raised in Minnesota in this roundtable conversation, hosted by The Current's Andrea Swensson and Classical MPR's Melissa Ousley.

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Get to Know Cellist Erik Wheeler

Minnesota Orchestra member since: January 2019
Section:
Cello
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Education:
Rice University; The Juilliard School

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Modern Love

By guest blogger Mandy Meisner

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Greening Orchestra Hall

How Orchestra Hall became the first performing arts center in the country to achieve LEED v4 O+M certification

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Know Before You Go

We want to make your visit to downtown Minneapolis easy and enjoyable. That's why we created this Know Before You Go guide to parking, restaurants and hotels. Take a look and plan your next visit to Orchestra Hall.

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Meet a Musician: Greg Milliren

Minnesota Orchestra member since: 2009
Position/section: Associate Principal Flute
Hometown: Delafield, WI
Education: The University of Minnesota, University of Southern California

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Holiday Magic: How Holiday Brass Came Together

By Ellen Dinwiddie Smith

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Meet a Musician: Sabina Thatcher

Minnesota Orchestra musician since: September 2019
Section: Associate Principal Viola
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Education: University of Minnesota, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School

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One Fan's Story

Music-lover Bill Halverson reflects on a lifetime of listening, how each concert holds the promise of magic, and one of the most memorable displays of “piano wizardry” he ever encountered.

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Behind the Screens with Sarah Hicks

Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks has become a master of Movies and Music concerts.  Watch how she brings it all together and find out why she says "it's like playing a demented video game."

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Progress to Celebrate: Women and the Minnesota Orchestra

by Wendy Williams

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Meet a Musician: Jenni Seo

Minnesota Orchestra member since: September 2018   
Position: Assistant Principal Viola       
Hometown: Seoul, Korea     
Education: The Juilliard School 

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Meet a Musician: Natsuki Kumagai

Minnesota Orchestra member since: September 2017
Position/section:
First Violin
Hometown:
Chicago 
Education:
New England Conservatory; The Juilliard School

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The Voice of the Minnesota Orchestra

A new voice has taken over the airwaves for the Minnesota Orchestra live broadcasts on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Melissa Ousley stepped into her new role for the Season Opening concerts and will return to the broadcast booth on October 11 to bring you the Orchestra's performance with pianist Inon Barnatan.

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Celebrating Anthony Ross

Principal Cello Anthony Ross has made quite an impact on the Minnesota Orchestra and the Twin Cities arts scene for more than thirty years. Take a look at a recent Star Tribune feature about Ross.

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One-Dog Canoe: A Q&A with composer Daniel Nass

Over four decades, Kinder Konzerts have introduced thousands of children to classical music and given many their first experience at Orchestra Hall.

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First Timer's Guide to Orchestra Hall

We know what you're thinking. An orchestra concert. Audiences formally clad in tuxes and gowns. A light smattering of polite applause. An uncomfortable seat with lots of shushing. Not an ideal way to spend your Saturday night, right?

Forget about it.

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What should I wear to Orchestra Hall?

 

We get this question a lot, so we put together a few outfit suggestions for inspiration. 

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Repertoire from The Prodigious Life of Clara S.

Musical selections performed during The Prodigious Life of Clara S. on July 27, 2019.

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La Pasión Musical Synopsis

Choral conductor Ahmed Anzaldua—who is preparing the Minnesota Chorale and the Border CrosSing choir for their August 2-3 performances of La Pasión with the Minnesota Orchestra—offers the following guide to this extraordinary work, which he describes as encapsulating truths about “human nature, emotion and history.”

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Summer Fun at Orchestra Hall

OH+ (Orchestra Hall Plus) is the avenue through which we collaborate with partners to curate pre- and post-concert experiences that create and deepen connections between the Minnesota Orchestra and the community.

This summer’s OH+ lineup includes a variety of free opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the music and the Música Juntos theme in fun, surprising, and even whimsical ways! Read about the Tour Displays, Art Exhibits and Activities below, and then check out the Complete schedule of events to see which activities are happening on the day of your visit to Orchestra Hall. 

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Seven Composers Selected for 2020 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

Seven emerging composers have been selected as participants for the Minnesota Orchestra’s 17th annual Composer Institute, Institute Director Kevin Puts and the Orchestra announced today. The selected composers, whose works encompass a variety of musical styles, were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants through a highly competitive process.

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La Pasión

As the Minnesota Orchestra prepares to perform composer Osvaldo Golijov’s astonishing La Pasión según San Marcos (The Passion According to St. Mark), conductor Ahmed Anzaldúa writes about the power and genius of this work that he considers “one of humanity’s greatest musical achievements.” Anzaldúa, who is founder and conductor of the choir Border CrosSing, will prepare the choruses for the Orchestra’s August 2 and 3 performances of the epic work. 

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Brian Newhouse Signs Off

On Friday, June 14, Brian Newhouse signs off for the last time as the regular host of Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s live broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Friday night classical concerts. Newhouse, who hosted Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-1992 and from 1998 to the present, answered a few questions about his work and most treasured memories.

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The Live Radio Experience: “Making a Little Community for a Few Hours on a Friday night”

On Friday, June 14, Classical MPR announcer Brian Newhouse will give voice to his final Minnesota Orchestra broadcast. For more than 25 years (1986 to 1992, and 1998 until now), Newhouse has hosted the Orchestra’s live Friday night concerts from a tiny backstage broadcast booth at Orchestra Hall, masterfully interviewing artists, describing the intensity of a Beethoven passage and filling with ad-libs when onstage surprises occur.

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Powerful Experiences Made Possible by Donors

On a Friday evening in March, a gentleman from Brainerd decided on a whim to pop into Orchestra Hall. He was in town for the weekend, staying down the street at the DoubleTree hotel, and looking for something to do. The Orchestra’s evening concert had already begun, but our Box Office manager provided him with a discounted ticket to see the remaining pieces – Schumann’s Violin Concerto and Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony.”

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Composer Institute Alumni in the Community

Since 1996, 141 emerging composers have participated in the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute and its predecessor, Perfect Pitch. Many have since gone on to impressive careers, earning prestigious commissions and high honors. A growing number of them are also nurturing ties to the Twin Cities music community.

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The Best Party in Town

Symphony Ball is the Minnesota Orchestra’s biggest fundraising event of the year. But it’s also an opportunity to get all our favorite people in one place, enjoy good food, drink, and company, and celebrate together our shared love of music and this wonderful, vibrant arts community.

But what IS Symphony Ball? What’s it like? Who’s going to be there? Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect when you get dressed to the nines and head out to the best party in town.

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Meet a Musician: Ben Odhner

Minnesota Orchestra musician since: September 2017
Section: Second Violin
Hometown: Bryn Athyn, Pa.
Education: Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University 

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Challenging Inequality by Sharing Voices of our Past and Present

By Sam Bergman, viola and host of Inside the Classics

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Meet the Composer: Jennifer Higdon

The Minnesota Orchestra performs Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral on June 1, as part of an Inside the Classics concert titled Love That Dare Not Speak. Read about the story behind the music and learn all about Jennifer in this Meet the Composer Q&A. 

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Meet the Composer: Victoria Borisova-Ollas

Composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas' music has been performed all around the world but is brand new to the Minnesota Orchestra. Where does her inspiration come from, and what should we listen for as we experience The Kingdom of Silence at Orchestra Hall on May 30 and 31

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5 Things You Didn't Know About the MN Orch Library

Join Principal and Assistant Principal Librarians Maureen Conroy and Valerie Little for "5 Things You Didn't Know About the MN Orch Library!"

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A Brief Guide to Musical Eras

Are you curious about how the Baroque era differs from the Romantic one? And which composers wrote during the Classical time period? Writer Matthew Philion offers this brief history of how classical music has evolved through the agesalongside some Minnesota Orchestra recording suggestions to bring these soundscapes to life.

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Meet the Composer: Geoffrey Gordon

Geoffrey Gordon's Prometheus had its world premiere performance in London just three months ago. Gordon tells us a little bit about himself, his music and what has happened since the premiere, as he prepares to visit Minneapolis to hear the piece performed by the Minnesota Orchestra on April 24, 25 and 26.

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Announcing the first-ever tour by a U.S. orchestra to Antarctica

Minnesota Orchestra to embark on first-ever tour by a U.S. orchestra to Antarctica

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Meet the Composer: Sean Shepherd

Complete silence. A couch to nap on. A window with a view. What are other key elements for crafting a new piece of music? And what is it like to hear your music performed by the Minnesota Orchestra for the first time?

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Considering Amy Beach

By Emily Hogstad

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Marching Band

By Kevin Kling

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Meet Volunteer Usher Mark Carlson

If you’re lucky enough to know Mark Carlson, you know he’s a great volunteer lead usher: personable, dependable, thoughtful and kind.

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Meet a Musician: Erich Rieppel

Minnesota Orchestra member since: December 2018
Position: Principal Timpani
Hometown: born in Minneapolis; raised in Marshall, Minnesota
Education: Indiana University

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Martland Memorial for Percussion and Orchestra

At orchestra concerts, percussionists can usually be found in the back of the ensemble. But on March 14, 15 and 16, guest percussionist Colin Currie will be front and center on the Orchestra Hall stage for the U.S. premiere of Martland Memorial by English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. You may have a few questions about this work, so let’s dive in.

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Meet the Composer: Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli's first big break as an orchestral composer took place right here with the Minnesota Orchestra with the same piece that the Orchestra plays in concerts on March 14 to 16. We asked Missy to tell us about that moment, what she is working on now and her thoughts on being a female composer in the classical music industry today.

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Meet the Annotator: Robert Markow

Who writes the Minnesota Orchestra’s program notes in our monthly Showcase magazine—and what goes into writing them? One of our favorite collaborators is Montreal-based writer Robert Markow, who answered a few questions for our “Meet the Annotator” Q&A series.

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Adventurous Voices, American Music

"American classical music is not an old-growth forest," says University of Minnesota Musicology Professor Peter Mercer-Taylor, who shares his thoughts on the many voices that comprise our country's unique classical music tradition.

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The Swingles at Orchestra Hall

On March 24, we welcome The Swingles to Orchestra Hall for one afternoon of incredible vocal music. Preview some of our favorite Swingles tunes, hear from two of the group's vocalists and then get your tickets!

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Symphony Ball 2019, “Northern Lights”

Plans are coming together for a spectacular 2019 Symphony Ball, “Northern Lights,” to be held on Saturday, June 8, at Orchestra Hall and the Hilton Hotel—and you can be among the first to get your tickets when they go on sale at the end of this month! This gala evening of music, dining, dancing and good company is for a great cause: your Minnesota Orchestra. The Orchestra’s largest annual fundraiser is chaired this year by Betsy Frost and Charlie Anderson, who share their thoughts on the Ball, its theme and their longtime love of music.

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Meet a Musician: Cecilia Belcher

Minnesota Orchestra member since: 2014
Position: Assistant Principal Second Violin
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Education: University of Michigan; Cleveland Institute of Music; Rice University 

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Meet the Composer: Mason Bates

The Minnesota Orchestra performs Garages of the Valley by American composer Mason Bates in concerts on February 22 and 23. It is the first time the Orchestra has performed the piece. We asked the composer to tell us more about it and to share his thoughts on new music, his current projects and a little bit about himself.

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Inside the Classics: The Puppet Master

By Sam Bergman, viola and host of Inside the Classics

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Common Chords: North Minneapolis

From January 21 through 27, 2019, Minnesota Orchestra musicians participated in approximately 25 events throughout North Minneapolis in the Orchestra’s first-ever Twin Cities-area Common Chords residency week.

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Free Tickets for Federal Employees

Free ticket offer is good for two tickets to select Minnesota Orchestra Classical concerts through June 2019

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New Website Functionality

A Generous Policy, Now Even Easier for You

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Common Chords in North Minneapolis

From January 21 through 27, 2019, Minnesota Orchestra musicians will participate in approximately 25 events throughout North Minneapolis in the Orchestra’s first-ever Twin Cities-area Common Chords residency week.

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A Celebration of Heritage

As part of the American Expressions festival, we are celebrating how our Orchestra and community have been enriched by people with roots all over the world.

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Meet a Musician: Kathryn Greenbank

Minnesota Orchestra member since: 2018
Position: Associate Principal Oboe
Hometown: Quincy, IL
Education: Curtis institute of Music 

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An Auld Lang Syne

by Dan Chouinard

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Meet Ever-Young Volunteer Usher Barb Holmes

We’ve all heard the term, “evergreen,” but Barb Holmes’ life inspires another term: “ever-young.” That’s because Barb, despite retiring in 2001 from a 35-year career in education, is always taking on new tasks and challenges to learn and grow.

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Happy Holidays!

From all of us at the Minnesota Orchestra, we wish you a wonderful, musical holiday season!

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Musicians in the Spotlight

This season, six Minnesota Orchestra musicians take center stage as featured soloists! Take a moment to get to know each of them (including their favorite superheroes), then mark your calendar to hear their magnificent music at Orchestra Hall!

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Osmo Vänskä Shares News

At the 2017-18 annual meeting, major news was shared on two fronts. We highlighted the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra’s 2017-18 season and Osmo Vänskä announced plans to conclude his tenure as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra in August 2022.

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Three Memories

By Kevin Kling

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Welcoming Two New Orchestra Musicians

We are excited to welcome two new musicians to the Minnesota Orchestra this winter. Felicity James has been appointed associate concertmaster and Erich Rieppel has been appointed principal timpani. We look forward to seeing them onstage at Orchestra Hall soon!

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Young People's Concerts: Teacher Reviews

The Young People’s concert season kicked off on October 23rd with Watch the Orchestra Grow. Over the course of two days, more than 6,000 students filled Orchestra Hall to enjoy the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and more. Check out what the teachers and parents had to say!
Musical Perspectives

Students from the South African National Youth Orchestra reflect on their August 2018 Immersion Experience with the Minnesota Orchestra and what is next in their musical lives.

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Music for All

Guest blogger Mandy Meisner learns how the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sensory-Friendly Concerts are making Orchestra Hall inclusive for all audiences. Sensory-Friendly Concerts at Orchestra Hall are designed for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. The 2018-19 series includes five concerts featuring the full Orchestra and three featuring solo instruments or small ensembles, beginning with a performance by cellist Katja Linfield in the Target Atrium on November 20.

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A Resounding Resurgence: The Music of Florence Price

Florence Beatrice Price was the first African American woman to have her work performed by a major American orchestra. During our American Expressions Festival this month, the Minnesota Orchestra performs her First Symphony, the piece that first put her on the map as a great American composer.

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Q&A with Kevin Puts

In Minnesota Orchestra concerts November 15, 16 and 17, the Orchestra performs Inspiring Beethoven by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, who has also served as the director of Minnesota Orchestra's Composer Institute since 2014. This marks the Minnesota Orchestra premiere of this work. We asked Puts about how to approach new music, what inspired him to write Inspiring Beethoven and his role in the Minnesota music scene.

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Peak of Perfection: Recording a Musical Legacy

By Matthew Philion 

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Pick Six: Minnesota Orchestra Recordings

For those looking to begin—or expand--a classical collection, audiophile Matthew Philion compiles this short list of Minnesota Orchestra recordings that should be in your music library.

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Getting the Band Back Together: Orchestra Notes from Dessa

Fresh off a successful two-night collaboration, Dessa recaps her recent performances with the Minnesota Orchestra and tells us what it's like to collaborate with conductor Sarah Hicks and the Orchestra musicians. 

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Celebrate the Holidays at Orchestra Hall

The spirit that fills the stage at Minnesota Orchestra’s holiday concerts spreads throughout the entire building with a variety of additional performances and activities, making Orchestra Hall the perfect place to celebrate the season with your loved ones.

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“Sharing the Harvest” solo art exhibition

Minnesota Orchestra audiences were introduced to the artwork of Mary Pettis in June 2017, when the Orchestra hosted her Beyond the Surface solo exhibition through the OH+ program in conjunction with the Orchestra’s concert of French impressionistic music.

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Proud to Serve: Military Veterans in the Minnesota Orchestra

In honor of Veterans Day, we salute current and former members of our country's Armed Forces. The Minnesota Orchestra is fortunate to have a number of military veterans among our current and retired musicians and staff. We asked some of them to tell us about their military experience and how it contributed to their roles in the Minnesota Orchestra.

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Celebrating YPSCA, young talent and the Minnesota Orchestra

The Young People’s Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) is excited to start a new season of activities that encourage a love of great music in young people. One particularly thrilling project is the annual Young People’s Concerto Competition (formerly called School Music Auditions).

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Mahler, Bernstein and Me

By C. C. Yager

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Revisiting Old Friends

If you’re the type of person who seeks out unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, then this list is for you. Along with a series of new pieces this season, the Minnesota Orchestra will perform several works that are rarities here, having graced the Orchestra’s music stands only once or twice in its 115-year history. Here are a few of the highlights.

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From Orchestra Hall to Ethiopia

In her first concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra in April 2017, Minneapolist native rapper-vocalist-writer Dessa shared with us an EnviroRider developed by the Minneapolis-based Effect Partners. When she returns on October 5 and 6 to perform again with the Orchestra, Dessa’s EnviroRider does, too. We are thrilled to partner with her for both the music onstage and in ways that reach far beyond Orchestra Hall. 

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Get to Know the OH+ Listening Station Composers

The Minnesota Orchestra’s upcoming season features the work of many great American composers, including Florence Price, Missy Mazzoli, Libby Larsen, and Amy Beach. Enjoy pieces by these four composers in our OH+ listening station, curated by Hymie’s Vintage Records, and read on to learn more about their lives and when you can hear the Orchestra perform their work during the 2018-2019 Season!

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Q&A with Composer Kareem Roustom

Minnesota Orchestra's 2018-19 season includes many works new to the Orchestra's repertoire, and the first of these is a work titled Ramal by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. Get to know the composer before his Minnesota Orchestra debut on September 27, 28 and 29.

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Meet President & CEO Michelle Miller Burns

As the Orchestra launches its season opening concerts, President and CEO Michelle Miller Burns welcomes audiences to the 2018-19 season.

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Welcome our Newest Musicians

The Minnesota Orchestra is excited to welcome three additional musicians to its roster this season. Violist Jenni Seo has been appointed Assistant Principal Viola, a position held since 2010 by recently-appointed Principal Viola Rebecca Albers; cellists Minji Choi and Erik Wheeler have been appointed to section positions.

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A Moment with Emanuel Ax

Seven-time Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax joins us on September 21 and 22 to open the season with Brahms’ exquisite Second Piano Concerto. We spoke with him about the challenges and joys of this extremely difficult piece, and about his 44-year relationship with the Minnesota Orchestra.

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Experience New Music With Us

The modern symphony orchestra has been built on centuries of musical traditions. Orchestral musicians have each trained for thousands of hours in classical techniques which have stood the test of time. Listeners might find familiarity and comfort in works by the great pillars of orchestral composing, such as Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and—especially here in Minnesota lately—Sibelius and Mahler. However, in this art form, there will always be room for new ideas, new voices and new sounds. 

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Northrop's Historic Pipe Organ

About the Northrop organ

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Johannesburg | Aug 18

On Saturday morning, August 18, the Minnesota Orchestra crew completed their final load-in of the tour at Johannesburg’s City Hall and the musicians boarded the buses for a short trek to the venue. Even the chilly winter morning couldn’t erase the afterglow of Friday night’s concert in Soweto!

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Soweto | Aug 17

Four musicians jumped on a bus in Johannesburg on Friday morning, August 17, headed to Soweto to attend a special Books for Africa event. Their day began with solo and chamber music performances for hundreds of students at Missourilaan Secondary School and ended with a grand Orchestra concert at one of South Africa's most historic venues.  

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Pretoria | Aug 16

On Thursday, August 16, the Orchestra performed their third concert of the South Africa tour, in the Aula Centre at the University of Pretoria. Before the performance, however, Minnesota Orchestra musicians fanned out around the campus, working with students from the University and from the South African National Youth Orchestra.

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His Sacrifice

By Ashidy Adams, a student at Missourilaan Secondary School

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Pretoria | Aug 15

The Orchestra headed to the University of Pretoria on Wednesday, August 15, for an afternoon side-by-side rehearsal with the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO) and an evening rehearsal with the Minnesota Chorale and Gauteng Choristers.

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