June 19, 2020
On Friday nights throughout May and June 2020, Minnesota Public Radio shared archived broadcasts of Minnesota Orchestra concerts from previous seasons. In the half hour prior to each of these re-broadcasts, Orchestra musicians Anthony Ross, principal cello, and Gabriel Campos Zamora, principal clarinet, hosted Sound Check, a virtual pre-concert conversation. Sound Check provided a casual opportunity for audience members to connect with Orchestra musicians from their homes, ask questions and learn about the music shared in each of the concert broadcasts. Each week, special guests joined Ross and Zamora for casual conversation and unique musician insights.
Musicians discuss the process of learning, performing and recording Mahler's Seventh Symphony.
Sibelius and Mahler
Conversation around Sibelius Symphonies 6 and 7 and Mahler's First Symphony, Titan, with special guests Concertmaster Erin Keefe and piccolo player Roma Duncan.
Ginastera Harp Concerto
with special guests Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle and Principal Second Violin Peter McGuire.
Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto
with special guests violinist Benjamin Beilman and Principal Viola Rebecca Albers.
Vänskä Conducts Barber, Copland & Shaw
with special guests Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Principal Bass Kristen Bruya.
2019 Season Opening
with special guests Music Director Osmo Vänskä and First Associate Concertmaster Susie Park.