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Celebrating Northrop's Restored Pipe Organ

About This Concert

Celebrate the restoration of Northrop’s prized organ with music of contemporary composer John Harbison and Saint-Saëns that showcases its rich sound and tremendous resonance.

Program

BACH/Hubay
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 / 14 min

*HARBISON
What Do We Make of Bach? for Orchestra and Obbligato Organ [World Premiere] / 22 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SAINT SAËNS
Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony / 34 min

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Northrop's Historic Pipe Organ
Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • With nearly 7,000 pipes that vary from straw-sized to 32 feet, the organ takes up a space roughly equal to the width of Northrop's stage.
  • Harbison, the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2018-19 Featured Composer, is celebrating his 80th birthday in 2018.

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music. Learn more about our American Expressions festival in January 2019.

Location Northrop Memorial Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis
MN
55455
USA
612-624-2345
http://www.northrop.umn.edu/visit/our-spaces/carlson-family-stage
Tickets to this concert are still available. Please visit Northrop’s website to purchase.
Classical

Celebrating Northrop's Restored Pipe Organ

A Reinstallation Celebration Concert

Tickets

1544369456

1539392400

1576510256

Fri Oct 12 2018 8pm

Other Performances

Sat Oct 13 2018 8pm

Paul Jacobs | Photo © Ficarri Zelek

Paul Jacobs | Photo © Ficarri Zelek

Tickets to this concert are still available. Please visit Northrop’s website to purchase.
Plan your visit

Northrop Memorial Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Venue Information

Northrop is located on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota.


Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Concert Preview, 6:45-7:30pm

Pipe Organ Virtual Reality, 6-7:50pm / Intermission


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About This Concert

Celebrate the restoration of Northrop’s prized organ with music of contemporary composer John Harbison and Saint-Saëns that showcases its rich sound and tremendous resonance.

Program

BACH/Hubay
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 / 14 min

*HARBISON
What Do We Make of Bach? for Orchestra and Obbligato Organ [World Premiere] / 22 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SAINT SAËNS
Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony / 34 min

Read more

Northrop's Historic Pipe Organ
Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • With nearly 7,000 pipes that vary from straw-sized to 32 feet, the organ takes up a space roughly equal to the width of Northrop's stage.
  • Harbison, the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2018-19 Featured Composer, is celebrating his 80th birthday in 2018.

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music. Learn more about our American Expressions festival in January 2019.

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Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 6:45-7:30pm
Where: Best Buy Theater
Join host Phillip Gainsley, composer John Harbison and organist Paul Jacobs for an informative and entertaining look at this historic concert. This 45-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Pipe Organ Virtual Reality

Pipe Organ Virtual Reality

When: 6-7:50pm
Where: President Circle East Student Lounge (2nd floor)
Organ Temple is an audiovisual VR installation created by Sara Ferret in partnership with GLITCH and Minnesota Orchestra Hall.