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Symphony in 60: Beethoven Symphony No. 4

About This Concert

Strings take center stage as noted cellist and conductor Paul Watkins joins us for a luminous cello concerto and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. These bite-sized concerts are shorter and begin at 6pm. Join us for a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.

Program

C.P.E. BACH
Cello Concerto in A major / 20 min

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 4 / 32 min

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • The Fourth Symphony represents a lighter, more relaxed version of Beethoven’s music, as it falls in between his bold Third (Eroica) and Fifth Symphonies. Robert Schumann described the Fourth as “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants.”
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was Johann’s son and held a 30-year job as harpsichord accompanist to King Frederick the Great.

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

This concert includes the following enhancements:
Onstage Reception with Musicians | $5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts and $5 Happy Hour Deals | Free Tastings of Local Beer or Spirits

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts).

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Symphony in 60: Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Out at the Hall Concert

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SAT FEB 1 2020 6pm

Paul Watkins, cello and conductor | Photo © Paul Marc Mitchell

Paul Watkins, cello and conductor | Photo © Paul Marc Mitchell


This concert includes the following enhancements:
Onstage Reception with Musicians | $5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts and $5 Happy Hour Deals | Free Tastings of Local Beer or Spirits

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts).

Pre-pay Valet Parking (Save $3)


Concert Duration

Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 4pm


$5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts

First Timer Primer with Adam Kuenzel and Emily Switzer

Beethoven Scavenger Hunt

Utepils Brewing Tasting

All upcoming Pre- and Post-Activities

About This Concert

Strings take center stage as noted cellist and conductor Paul Watkins joins us for a luminous cello concerto and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. These bite-sized concerts are shorter and begin at 6pm. Join us for a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.

Program

C.P.E. BACH
Cello Concerto in A major / 20 min

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 4 / 32 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • The Fourth Symphony represents a lighter, more relaxed version of Beethoven’s music, as it falls in between his bold Third (Eroica) and Fifth Symphonies. Robert Schumann described the Fourth as “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants.”
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was Johann’s son and held a 30-year job as harpsichord accompanist to King Frederick the Great.

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 Saturday February 1 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

$5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts

$5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
The Minnesota Orchestra is happy to partner with Edwards Dessert Kitchen for all of our Out at the Hall and Holiday performances. SWEET VIBES ONLY!

First Timer Primer with Adam Kuenzel and Emily Switzer

First Timer Primer with Adam Kuenzel and Emily Switzer

When: 5:15-5:45pm
Where: Balcony A Lobby
New to the world of the orchestra? Minnesota Orchestra principal flutist Adam Kuenzel and second violinist Emily Switzer will provide tips on concert protocol and an overview of the program. Any and all questions welcome!

Beethoven Scavenger Hunt

Beethoven Scavenger Hunt

When: Pre-Concert and Intermission
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
To kick off the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth year, learn more about the man and the music with this lobby scavenger hunt!

Utepils Brewing

Utepils Brewing Tasting

When: Pre-concert
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Utepils will be visiting Orchestra Hall to offer free samples of some of their brews!