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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

                    

Event details

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.

Please note: The May 14 concert will be televised on TPT LIFE.

Program Notes and Details

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.

Event details

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

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 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


Event details