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Events for July 29, 2021–January 29, 2022

Program

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

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

BARBER
Essay No. 1

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

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

Program Notes and Details

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


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Program

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

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

BARBER
Essay No. 1

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

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

Program Notes and Details

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

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 2

DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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. Opening the program, Lukáš Vondráček plays the virtuosic Second Piano Concerto of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the Russian-born composer who settled in the U.S. and performed with the Minnesota Orchestra on seven occasions between 1920 and 1942.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
  • Lukáš Vondráček, piano

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


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Program

STILL
Lento, con risoluzione, from Symphony No. 1, Afro-American

MOZART
Andante and Allegro vivace, from Piano Concerto No. 21

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4

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 two movements 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 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s emotional Fourth Symphony, the final movement of which the composer himself suggested was a reminder to “rejoice in the happiness of others.” Opening the program is the noble, blues-infused final movement from American composer William Grant Still’s First Symphony.

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

AHO
Minea

BRUCH
Scottish Fantasy

MONTGOMERY
Banner

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Joshua Bell, violin

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

HILLBORG
Through Lost Landscapes

SAARIAHO
D’Om le Vrai Sens

PROKOFIEV
Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Kari Kriikku, clarinet

These concerts are dedicated to the generous donors, also called Guarantors, who have been at the heart of this Orchestra since its inception in 1903. During Guarantors’ Week, we offer our deepest gratitude to supporters who ensure that the Orchestra can continue to achieve its mission to enrich, inspire and serve the community. Thank you, donors!

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Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

ADAMS
Tromba Lontana

HAYDN
Cello Concerto in D major

DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 8

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Edo de Waart, conductor
  • Anthony Ross, cello

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

SHIN
The Hunter's Funeral

SZYMANOWSKI
Violin Concerto No. 1

NIELSEN
Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

CHIN
subito con forza

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 10

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • David Afkham, conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, piano

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

In 2018, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what Super Hero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger all while the Minnesota Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture.

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Program

KAY
Suite from The Quiet One

MAHLER
Songs of a Wayfarer

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
  • Sasha Cooke, mezzo

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

PERKINSON
Sinfonietta No. 1

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9, Choral

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Juraj Valčuha, conductor
  • Melody Moore, soprano
  • Kelley O’Connor, mezzo
  • Sean Panikkar, tenor
  • Mark S. Doss, bass-baritone
  • Minnesota Chorale

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

Ever wonder what toys do when people aren’t around? Toy Story answers that question with a fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys—Woody, the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger.

Artists

Did You Know?

  • Produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1995, Toy Story was the first feature film to be entirely computer-animated.
  • Destined for greatness: The concept of Toy Story was based on a Pixar short film, Tin Toy, which was released in 1988 and won that year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
  • In the mark of a true cultural touchstone, Buzz Lightyear’s famous phrase, “To infinity, and beyond” was also used as a lyric in the bridge of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”
  • In addition to writing the full orchestra score for Toy Story, Randy Newman also wrote three original songs. The film's signature tune, "You've Got a Friend in Me," was written in one day.

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Program

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Ballade for Orchestra

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 23

R. STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

Artists

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

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

HUMPERDINCK
Königskinder, Concert Overture

MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto

BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Fabien Gabel, conductor
  • Tai Murray, violin

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

Give your holiday season a big, brassy boost as Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and some very special guests swing their way through your favorite holiday tunes. Lazarus’ all-star band features Grammy-winners, former Prince collaborators and many world-renowned performers, all lending a bright, fresh take on the most beloved classics.

The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Artists

  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Tommy Barbarella, piano and keyboards
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • Tonia Hughes Kendrick, vocals
  • Bruce A. Henry, vocals
  • Daryl Boudreaux, percussion
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • The Lazarus Brass
  • The Merry & Bright Kids Choir

Did You Know?

  • In addition to being a renowned trumpet player, Charles Lazarus is a composer and educator. He has taught master classes in every U.S. state, Canada, South America, and throughout Europe and Asia.
  • Minnesota Royalty: From 1991 to 1996, keyboard player Tommy Barbarella performed as a member of Prince’s band, New Power Generation.
  • In addition to being a powerhouse gospel and R&B singer (and the recipient of a 2017-2018 McKnight Fellowship for Musicians), Tonia Hughes Kendrick is also an accomplished actor with performances at the Guthrie Theater and Ordway under her belt.

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

We join local artists PaviElle French and Kevin Kling to lead us through stories and music inspired by Minnesota's multitude of beloved holiday traditions. Our traditions are profound and poignant, truthful and often hilarious, and create the memories that we return to each year.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Peter Rothstein, stage director
  • PaviElle French, writer and storyteller
  • Kevin Kling, writer and storyteller
  • Robert Elhai, PaviElle French and Peter Ostroushko, composers
  • Kelli Foster Warder, assistant director, choreographer
  • Eric McEnaney, musical preparation
  • Christina Baldwin, ensemble
  • Robert O. Berdahl, ensemble
  • Thomasina Petrus, ensemble
  • T. Mychael Rambo, ensemble

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

With his Midwestern roots, a Montana upbringing and influences from jazz to Hawaiian slack key guitar, George Winston has carved out a style all his own and composed some of the most beloved piano and guitar music of the last four decades. His expressive and improvisational playing style and mesmerizing presence find a winter home at Orchestra Hall. Settle in for a very special evening.

The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

Did You Know?

  • In the early 1980s, George Winston had three consecutive records reach Platinum status, including 1982’s December, which reached Triple Platinum in the United States.
  • Over the last four decades, Winston has lent his unique musical stylings to audio versions of books and short stories, including a beloved children’s favorite, The Velveteen Rabbit, narrated by Meryl Streep.
  • Winston is a practitioner, fan and preservationist of Hawaiian music. In 1983, he founded a record label called Dancing Cats Records with a mission to publish Hawaiian slack-key guitar music and the music of Hawaiian artists.

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Program

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 7
Autumn Evening 
Hertig Magnus
Luonnotar
Symphony No. 2

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Helena Juntunen, soprano

After the December 31 concert, help us count down to midnight! Enjoy vintage jazz from Belle Amour and a complimentary Champagne toast.

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 6
Violin Concerto (original version)
Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Elina Vähälä, violin

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 3
Violin Concerto (final version)

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Elina Vähälä, violin

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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Program

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 5

Artists

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board, Delta and Target

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At a Glance

Thestrals and prophecies and Umbridge, oh my! CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the film is projected onto a giant screen and a live symphonic orchestra performs the score. Laugh, cry, and cheer at your favorite scenes in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Please note: total running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes (includes intermission)

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WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)

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