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Take a musical visit abroad with the Minnesota Orchestra without leaving your home. Hear music celebrating such locales as Brazil, Cuba, Italy, Russia, Armenia and more. Hosted and conducted by Sarah Hicks, the concert also includes reflections on world travel from Orchestra musicians and an introduction from a special guest—renowned travel writer and television host Rick Steves.

Program Notes and Details

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor and host
  • Felicity James, violin
  • Rick Steves, introduction

 

 

Sponsors:

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


With additional support from Cathy and John Muggee.

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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

Program Notes and Details

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


Event details

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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