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Vänskä Conducts Barber, Copland and Shaw

About This Concert

Experience the lyric beauty of Copland, Hanson, Shaw and Barber as the Minnesota Orchestra and Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora explore the wild spirit and individualism of composers at the forefront of 20th century American music.

This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra's American Expressions festival, celebrating and exploring this country’s bold, imaginative and diverse classical music tradition.

Program

*BARBER
Symphony No. 1 / 20 min

*COPLAND
Clarinet Concerto / 16 min

*SHAW
Clarinet Concerto / 10 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*HANSON
Symphony No. 2, Romantic / 28 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • Copland first knew he wanted to be a composer at age 15, so he began studying harmony, theory and composition with Rubin Goldmark, a teacher and composer who had briefly taught George Gershwin.
  • Composer Artie Shaw and his orchestra performed his concerto for clarinet in the Fred Astaire film Second Chorus, a biopic of Shaw’s life.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
AMERICAN EXPRESSIONS

Vänskä Conducts Barber, Copland and Shaw

Tickets

1593638556

1547139600

1625779356

THU JAN 10 2019 11am

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Fri Jan 11 20198pm

Gabriel Campos Zamora | Photo © Travis Anderson

Gabriel Campos Zamora | Photo © Travis Anderson

About This Concert

Experience the lyric beauty of Copland, Hanson, Shaw and Barber as the Minnesota Orchestra and Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora explore the wild spirit and individualism of composers at the forefront of 20th century American music.

This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra's American Expressions festival, celebrating and exploring this country’s bold, imaginative and diverse classical music tradition.

Program

*BARBER
Symphony No. 1 / 20 min

*COPLAND
Clarinet Concerto / 16 min

*SHAW
Clarinet Concerto / 10 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*HANSON
Symphony No. 2, Romantic / 28 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Copland first knew he wanted to be a composer at age 15, so he began studying harmony, theory and composition with Rubin Goldmark, a teacher and composer who had briefly taught George Gershwin.
  • Composer Artie Shaw and his orchestra performed his concerto for clarinet in the Fred Astaire film Second Chorus, a biopic of Shaw’s life.

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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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Thursday January 10 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee from Driven Coffee Roasters and donuts from A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!

Roundtable Discussion with Members of the Minnesota Orchestra

Roundtable Discussion

When: 10:15-10:35am
Where: Auditorium
Join Grant Meachum and musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra as they discuss January's American Expressions festival.

Barber Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

Barber Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

When: 10:15-10:35am
Where: Target Atrium
Principal Cello Tony Ross and pianist Mary Jo Gothman will perform Samuel Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Opus 6 pre-concert in the Target Atrium.

Student Immigration Experiences Exhibit

Student Immigration Experiences Exhibit

When: Pre-concert and Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
This exhibition features original artworks by Saint Paul Public Schools LEAP High School students, created as part of a partnership program with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and the Tenement Museum in New York City. Guided by teachers Jill Michell and Anne Lowe, the students shared their own stories of immigration through art-making and writing.