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Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem

About This Concert

South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joins the Minnesota Chorale for a moving program that includes Sibelius’ atmospheric tone poem and Vaughan Williams’ lush cantata.

Program

SIBELIUS
The Swan of Tuonela / 10 min

DEAN
Cello Concerto [U.S. Premiere] / 25 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Dona Nobis Pacem / 40 min

Artists

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Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts

  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joined the Minnesota Orchestra for Sommerfest and a groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018, performing as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in the world premiere of Bongani Ndodana-Breen’s Harmonia Ubuntu. She is featured again as a soloist in the Orchestra’s Música Juntos Sommerfest series in 2019.
  • The Chicago Tribune hails composer Brett Dean as “...a voice of fertile imagination, originality and expressive subtlety.”
  • Dean’s Cello Concerto, which will receive its U.S. premiere at these concerts, was co-commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • The late-Romantic and early modernist composer Sibelius was so beloved by his native Finland that his face appeared on the 100-mark banknote until Finland adopted the Euro in 2002.

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

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Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem

Tickets

1596063259

1573750800

1628204059

THU NOV 14 2019 11am

Other Performances

Fri Nov 15 20198pm

Sat Nov 16 20198pm

Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano

Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 9am

Complimentary coffee and donuts

Pre-Concert Interview: Musical Diplomacy, with Valerie Little and Brendon Adams

Local Art Display: Lonnie Broden

Post-Concert

Mahler 1 CD Signing

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About This Concert

South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joins the Minnesota Chorale for a moving program that includes Sibelius’ atmospheric tone poem and Vaughan Williams’ lush cantata.

Program

SIBELIUS
The Swan of Tuonela / 10 min

DEAN
Cello Concerto [U.S. Premiere] / 25 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Dona Nobis Pacem / 40 min

Artists

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts

  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joined the Minnesota Orchestra for Sommerfest and a groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018, performing as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in the world premiere of Bongani Ndodana-Breen’s Harmonia Ubuntu. She is featured again as a soloist in the Orchestra’s Música Juntos Sommerfest series in 2019.
  • The Chicago Tribune hails composer Brett Dean as “...a voice of fertile imagination, originality and expressive subtlety.”
  • Dean’s Cello Concerto, which will receive its U.S. premiere at these concerts, was co-commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • The late-Romantic and early modernist composer Sibelius was so beloved by his native Finland that his face appeared on the 100-mark banknote until Finland adopted the Euro in 2002.

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 November 14 / 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!

Pre-Concert Interview: Musical Diplomacy, with Valerie Little and Brendon Adams

Pre-Concert Interview: Musical Diplomacy, with Valerie Little and Brendon Adams

When: 10:15am-10:35am
Where: Orchestra Hall Stage
Join Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Principal Librarian Valerie Little and Brendon Adams, director of the South African vocal ensemble 29:11, for a conversation about musical diplomacy and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem.

Local Art Display: Lonnie Broden

Local Art Display: Lonnie Broden

When: Pre-concert and Intermission
Where: Balcony A
Artist Lonnie Broden joined the Minnesota Orchestra on its August 2018 tour to South Africa and enjoyed experiencing musicians from South Africa join musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Chorale to create truly magic musical moments. Her display captures the grandeur of the South African animals, landscape, and the people with their history, resilience, and talent.

Mahler 1 CD Signing

Mahler 1 CD Signing

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Join Osmo Vänskä for a Mahler 1 CD signing after the concert!