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Grieg and Rachmaninoff

About This Concert

Norwegian genius takes the stage as Eivind Gullberg Jensen conducts Romantic masterpieces by Grieg and Rachmaninoff, a colorful trumpet concerto featuring Tine Thing Helseth, and a new work by Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumnus Anna Clyne.

Program

CLYNE
This Midnight Hour / 12 min

GRIEG
Selections from Lyric Suite and Three Songs / 13 min

TOMASI
Trumpet Concerto / 15 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

RACHMANINOFF
Symphony No. 2 / 60 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • After French composer Henri Tomasi wrote his Trumpet Concerto, it was originally deemed too difficult to perform. As more trumpet players took on the challenge, it became Tomasi’s best-known work, popular among soloists and audiences alike.
  • Edvard Greig had a “lucky frog” figurine that he kept with him during performances. The frog is on display in Greig’s former home and now-museum at Troldhaugen in Bergen, Norway.
  • Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony was panned by critics when it premiered in 1897. Stung by its failure, he composed the Second in secret in 1906-07.
  • Anna Clyne is one of four Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumni to have earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Classical Composition, in 2015 for her Prince Of Clouds.
  • Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen is comfortable conducting masterworks of classical music as well as opera, and was recently appointed the Artistic and General Director of Bergen National Opera for the 2020-2021 Season. 

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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Grieg and Rachmaninoff

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FRI FEB 21 2020 8pm

Additional Dates

Sat Feb 22 20208pm

Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet | Photo © Colin Bell

Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet | Photo © Colin Bell

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Concert Preview

Cuban American Youth Orchestra Film Premiere


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About This Concert

Norwegian genius takes the stage as Eivind Gullberg Jensen conducts Romantic masterpieces by Grieg and Rachmaninoff, a colorful trumpet concerto featuring Tine Thing Helseth, and a new work by Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumnus Anna Clyne.

Program

CLYNE
This Midnight Hour / 12 min

GRIEG
Selections from Lyric Suite and Three Songs / 13 min

TOMASI
Trumpet Concerto / 15 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

RACHMANINOFF
Symphony No. 2 / 60 min

Read More:

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • After French composer Henri Tomasi wrote his Trumpet Concerto, it was originally deemed too difficult to perform. As more trumpet players took on the challenge, it became Tomasi’s best-known work, popular among soloists and audiences alike.
  • Edvard Greig had a “lucky frog” figurine that he kept with him during performances. The frog is on display in Greig’s former home and now-museum at Troldhaugen in Bergen, Norway.
  • Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony was panned by critics when it premiered in 1897. Stung by its failure, he composed the Second in secret in 1906-07.
  • Anna Clyne is one of four Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumni to have earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Classical Composition, in 2015 for her Prince Of Clouds.
  • Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen is comfortable conducting masterworks of classical music as well as opera, and was recently appointed the Artistic and General Director of Bergen National Opera for the 2020-2021 Season. 

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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Concert Preview

Concert Preview with Phillip Gainsley

When: 7:15pm-7:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Join Phillip Gainsley for an entertaining interview focusing on the life and career of featured artists on tonight's concert.

Cuban American Youth Orchestra Film Premiere

Cuban American Youth Orchestra Film Premiere

When: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join the Cuban American Youth Orchestra for a pre-concert film screening of "Beyond Words, Beyond Borders," with comments and music from special guests!