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Symphony in 60 Series

3 Concerts
 

About Symphony in 60

Symphony in 60 concerts feature classical music's most beloved composers and pieces. Our musicians have curated the list and can't wait to share this program with you. This bite-sized concert featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 begins at 6pm–plus, there are happy hour specials and a post-concert onstage reception with Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Come as you are and enjoy the best of orchestral music!

Program

DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 9, From the New World 

At a Glance

One of the most famous symphonies in the all the world was finished not far from here, in the cornfields of northeast Iowa. Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spent a summer there letting the songs of Native Americans and African Americans play in his imagination. In this quick 60-minute concert, you’ll hear the whole glorious piece complete, and most likely leave Orchestra Hall humming the unforgettable melody at its heart.

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Did You Know?

  • Symphony in 60 gives you even more ways to enjoy your night out. $5 happy hours, tasty treats and a chance to meet the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 is one of the most well-known symphonies in classical music. With Music Director Osmo Vänskä at the podium, this is sure to be a very special performance.
  • If you’re interested in seeing where Dvořák composed this masterwork, you don’t need to drive more than a few hours south of the Twin Cities to Spillville, Iowa. Dvořák wrote this symphony (and two other pieces) during a summer stay in the small Iowa town.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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About Symphony in 60

Symphony in 60 concerts feature classical music's most beloved composers and pieces. This bite-sized concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 begins at 6pm–plus, there are happy hour specials and a post-concert onstage reception with Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Come as you are and enjoy the best of orchestral music!

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique  / 45 min

At a Glance

One of Tchaikovsky’s final pieces, and the last music he conducted in his all-too-short lifetime. Did he know it would be his swan song? Debate about that has raged since its 1893 premiere. Regardless, he poured himself into the Sixth Symphony like nothing else he’d ever created, and made it a 45-minute journey into the tenderest parts of the human heart.

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Did You Know?

  • Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony have appeared in almost a dozen different movies and were even featured in one episode of Nickelodeon’s animated show Ren & Stimpy.
  • Tchaikovsky was reticent to have his voice recorded. When asked to play something on the piano or say something for a recording, Tchaikovsky allegedly replied, “I am a bad pianist and my voice is raspy. Why should one eternalize it?”
  • Symphony in 60 gives you even more ways to enjoy your night out. $5 happy hours, tasty treats and a chance to meet the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Event details

About Symphony in 60

Symphony in 60 concerts feature classical music's most beloved composers and pieces. This bite-sized concert featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 3 begins at 6pm–plus, there are happy hour specials and a post-concert onstage reception with Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Come as you are and enjoy the best of orchestral music!

Program

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3  / 33 min

At a Glance

Ask just about any conductor which of the four Brahms symphonies is their favorite, and you'll be money ahead if you bet on the Third. This is Brahms at his best: touching melody, driving rhythm, and the richest Romantic-era harmonies. In a compact Symphony in 60 setting, you'll hear this beauty, then be on with your Saturday night on the town.

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Did You Know?

  • Music critic (and Johannes Brahms’ friend) Eduard Hanslick referred to Brahms’ Third Symphony as artistically “nearly perfect.”
  • A symphony worth fighting over: An intense public feud between Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner led many of Wagner followers to try and interfere with the Third Symphony's premiere.
  • Brahms the perfectionist: Before publishing his First and Second String Quartets, Brahms claimed he destroyed about 20 others because he was unsatisfied by their quality.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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