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Events for April 13, 2021–October 13, 2021

Program

DEL ÁGUILA
Herbsttag (Autumn Day) for Flute, Bassoon and Harp / 8 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concerto No. 1 / 21 min

SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 4 / 29 min

At a Glance

German conductor Marc Albrecht makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut in a program that highlights the unpredictable. Jon Kimura Parker, the Minnesota Orchestra’s creative partner for summer programming, performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, a sparkling and wildly entertaining work that also features Manny Laureano, the Orchestra’s principal trumpet.

The concert begins with a magical trio for flute, bassoon and harp composed in 1986 by Miguel del Águila, and concludes with Robert Schumann’s stormy Symphony No. 4. Each piece represents something uncharacteristic or unexpected from its composer, showcasing the incredible things that can come when comfort zones are stretched.

Note: Simon Trpčeski, who was originally scheduled to perform as soloist in the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, has unfortunately had to withdraw from this concert due to problems with his visa. We are grateful to have Jon Kimura Parker join us for the performance, playing the same repertoire.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Marc Albrecht, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano
  • Manny Laureano, trumpet

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

ALBERGA
Shining Gate of Morpheus / 15 min

STRAVINSKY
Pulcinella Suite / 20 min

MOZART
Symphony No. 39 / 25 min

At a Glance

From Greek mythology to Italian comedy to Austrian folk dance, this Minnesota Orchestra concert dives deep into evocative dream worlds and whimsical storytelling. Orchestra horn player Ellen Dinwiddie Smith is featured in Eleanor Alberga’s The Shining Gates of Morpheus for string quartet and horn, and French conductor Fabien Gabel makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut leading Igor Stravinsky’s innovative suite from the ballet Pulcinella and Wolfgang Amadè Mozart’s carefree Symphony No. 39. 

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Fabien Gabel, conductor

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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At a Glance

This concert is recommended for grades 3-6.

Here’s an intriguing question: How do composers put together musical building blocks—tonal and rhythmic patterns, combinations of harmonies, melodies, textures and more—to communicate with audiences?

Students will find answers in the melodies Rossini used to mark separate sections of his high-spirited Barber of Seville Overture, and in Schubert’s way of introducing a melody, then breaking it down and moving it around within the orchestra. Taking Shostakovich as an example, percussionists will demonstrate the recurring patterns and accents, steady beats and bars that make up meter. Finally, students will show their own skills in recognizing all these elements in Chávez's Aztec-themed Sinfonía india.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra

Young People’s Concerts Are Supported By:

Individual Donors

  • Vi Victoria Deiro*
  • Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

Corporate Donors

                    

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Program

STRAVINSKY
Symphonies of Wind Instruments / 13 min

LANCASTER
dis[armed] / 9 min

PENDERECKI
Chaconne in Memory of John Paul II / 7 min

SCHUBERT
Symphony in B minor, Unfinished / 22 min

At a Glance

“Our job is to demonstrate truth, beauty and humanity through art. We have designed our May concerts to acknowledge the world we live in and to show empathy for others.” – Susie Park, First Associate Concertmaster

Through music by Lancaster, Stravinsky, Penderecki and Schubert, the Minnesota Orchestra reflects on the persistent affliction of gun violence, memorializes a religious leader and plays a famously unfinished work.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Brian Newhouse, guest host

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


Co-Sponsored by David and Leni Moore.

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Program

SHOSTAKOVICH
Chamber Symphony / 25 min

SAINT-GEORGES
Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 3, No. 1 / 18 min

SIMON
An Elegy: A Cry From the Grave / 5 min

MAHLER
Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5 / 9 min

At a Glance

“Our job is to demonstrate truth, beauty and humanity through art. We have designed our May concerts to acknowledge the world we live in and to show empathy for others.” – Susie Park, First Associate Concertmaster

In memory of George Floyd and all victims of racial violence and hate, Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra and violinist Karen Gomyo share music together in mourning, with compassion, and of hope.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Karen Gomyo, violin
  • Sarah Hicks, host

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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Save The Date!

The Minnesota Orchestra's annual Symphony Ball fundraiser will be a virtual experience this year.
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Honorary Chairs:

Gordy and Dee Sprenger

Chairs:

Anders Folk and Angela Pennington
Bill and Katie Miller

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Program

SAINT-GEORGES
Symphony No. 2 / 11 min

CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 30 min

HAYDN
Symphony No. 94, Surprise / 20 min

At a Glance

More details coming soon.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Juho Pohjonen, piano

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 The Julie and Doug Baker Foundation.

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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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At a Glance

Cloud Cult returns to Orchestra Hall for another brilliant performance with the Minnesota Orchestra.

A group of true artistic collaborators, Cloud Cult joins the Minnesota Orchestra to perform music and create art on canvases live during the concert. Working alongside the Orchestra, Sarah Hicks and arranger Andy Thompson, Cloud Cult will re-imagine songs from their extensive catalog to deliver an inspiring and immersive evening of art and sound.  

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Did You Know?

  • Rolling Stone praises Cloud Cult’s “instrumental arsenal” while the L.A. Times raves they are “deserving of loud, boisterous cheers.”
  • Their eco-friendly record company Earthology runs on geothermal renewable energy, and the band tours in a solar-powered van.
  • Cloud Cult’s 2016 album The Seeker was accompanied by an award-winning feature-length film of the same name.
  • The band auctioned off the paintings from the 2018 concerts at Orchestra Hall, and graciously donated half the proceeds to the Minnesota Orchestra’s education and engagement programs.

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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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.

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

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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

The Movies & Music series is made possible by U.S. Bank.

US Bank

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