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Events for June 18, 2021–December 18, 2021

Program

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Nonet / 25 min

VÄNSKÄ
Overture [World premiere] / 8 min

WEILL
Violin Concerto / 28 min

At a Glance

More details coming soon.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Erin Keefe, violin

This program series is made possible in part by generous lead gifts from Kathryn and Charles Cunningham & Nancy and John Lindahl.

 

 

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


  

With additional support from Louise Leatherdale.

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Program

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Nonet / 25 min

VÄNSKÄ
Overture [World premiere] / 8 min

WEILL
Violin Concerto / 28 min

At a Glance

More details coming soon.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Erin Keefe, violin

This program series is made possible in part by generous lead gifts from Kathryn and Charles Cunningham & Nancy and John Lindahl.

 

 

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


  

With additional support from Louise Leatherdale.

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Program

BERLIOZ
Le Corsaire, Symphonic Overture

PRICE
Piano Concerto

R. STRAUSS
Death and Transfiguration

At a Glance

The Minnesota Orchestra welcomes in summer and welcomes YOU back to Orchestra Hall with a concert that celebrates deep roots and dramatic transformation. Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk returns to the podium for Hector Berlioz’ wildly fun Le Corsaire Overture and Richard Strauss’ great masterwork Death and Transfiguration. At the center, pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs Florence Price’s Piano Concerto for the first time in both his career and in the Orchestra’s history.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming 

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


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Program

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BARBER
Essay No. 1

PERKINSON
Alla sarabande and Alla burletta, from Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations

HIRTZ
Wizard of Oz Fantasy
for Solo Piano, based on the themes of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart

At a Glance

Ken-David Masur makes his Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut in a concert that honors musical heroes and hometown heroes. Jon Kimura Parker shares the stage with the Orchestra performing music by legends such as George Gershwin, John Williams, William Grant Still, Amy Beach and Samuel Barber. After a year of great adversity in the world, we offer this program in the spirit of celebration and deep gratitude.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Ken-David Masur, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


Event details

Program

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BARBER
Essay No. 1

PERKINSON
Alla sarabande and Alla burletta, from Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations

HIRTZ
Wizard of Oz Fantasy for Solo Piano, based on the themes of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart

At a Glance

Ken-David Masur makes his Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut in a concert that honors musical heroes and hometown heroes. Jon Kimura Parker shares the stage with the Orchestra performing music by legends such as George Gershwin, John Williams, William Grant Still, Amy Beach and Samuel Barber. After a year of great adversity in the world, we offer this program in the spirit of celebration and deep gratitude.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Ken-David Masur, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

This program series is made possible in part by generous lead gifts from Kathryn and Charles Cunningham & Nancy and John Lindahl.

 

 

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


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Program

SMETANA
The Moldau, No. 2 from My Homeland

DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Additional piece to be announced

At a Glance

Through the hills of Bohemia to a small town in Iowa, the Minnesota Orchestra journeys from old world to new. Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann leads the Orchestra in the New World Symphony, a masterful work built on Antonín Dvořák’s belief in 1893 that the future of American music would look like a true fusion of diverse cultures.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
  • Soloist to be announced

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


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Program

MOZART
Selections from Piano Concerto No. 21

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4

Additional piece to be announced

At a Glance

The Minnesota Orchestra’s summer season concludes with a thrilling grand finale conducted by Karina Canellakis. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker caps his first season onstage as the Orchesta’s creative partner for summer programming with selections from the stunningly beautiful and exceptionally challenging Piano Concerto No. 21 by Wolfgang Amadè Mozart. The Orchestra will fill the stage again in a way that has not been possible for many months, allowing audience and musicians a chance to revel and reconnect through Tchaikovsky’s emotional Fourth Symphony, the final movement of which the composer himself suggested was a reminder to “rejoice in the happiness of others.”

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Karina Canellakis, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


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Program

PERKINSON
Sinfonietta

INTERMISSION / 20 min

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9, Choral

At a Glance

Beethoven’s cry for universal community in his Ninth Symphony is so needed today. It’s a special joy to present this masterpiece. We’ll set the table for it with Schreker’s shimmeringly beautiful Chamber Symphony.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Juraj Valčuha, conductor
  • Melody Moore, soprano
  • Kelly O’Connor, mezzo
  • Siyabonga Maqungo, tenor
  • Mark S. Doss, bass-baritone
  • Minnesota Chorale

Did You Know?

  • Beethoven was almost completely deaf while he composed his Ninth Symphony which went on to become one of the most performed symphonies in the entire world.
  • Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha is quickly becoming a fan favorite here in Minnesota. Terry Blain of the Star Tribune described Valčuha’s November 2019 performance with the Minnesota Orchestra as “one of the most musically rewarding concerts of the past few seasons.”

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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Program

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Ballade for Orchestra

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 23

STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben

At a Glance

More details coming soon.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Thomas Søndergård, conductor
  • Ingrid Fliter, piano

Did You Know?

  • In addition to being an outstanding concert pianist, Argentina native Ingrid Fliter is also a painter. According to Fliter, painting has “unleashed a magical new world to me.”
  • A creative burst: Within two months of completing his Piano Concerto No. 23, Mozart completed the next one (Piano Concerto No. 24) and saw the premiere of his opera, The Marriage of Figaro.

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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