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Vänskä Leads a Vocal Extravaganza

About This Concert

Connecting musical inspirations from across the globe, this concert features invigorating drumming, music from the Minnesota Orchestra’s North Minneapolis Common Chords January 2019 residency week, and solos from noted South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye, who joined the Orchestra on its South Africa tour last summer.

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Program Notes PDF
Notas sobre el programa en espagñol PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano
  • Cecil Neal, dancer
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • Community choirs including Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir

Program to include

TRADITIONAL/Sorenson/Buckner
We Shall Overcome

SMALLWOOD
Total Praise

ABELS
Dance for Martin’s Dream

MATYILA
Bawo Thixo Somandla

GOLIJOV
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

MAVI/Mxadana/Kuusisto
Usilethela Uxolo (Nelson Mandela)

COPLAND
El Salón México

TRADITIONAL/Kuusisto
Shosholoza

Fun Facts

  • The Minnesota Orchestra's 2019 Common Chords residency featured more than 25 collaborative musical events in North Minneapolis, many showcasing Northside artists.
  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye was a featured soloist in the Orchestra’s 2018 South Africa tour honoring Nelson Mandela, the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights advocate who was the first president of post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Shosholoza (“Go Forward”) is a traditional African miner song originally sung by workers traveling between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

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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Vänskä Leads a Vocal Extravaganza

Tickets

1593642882

1563066000

1625783682

SAT JUL 13 2019 8pm

Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale | Photo © Greg Helgeson

Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale | Photo © Greg Helgeson

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Plan your visit

Concert Duration

Approximately 90 minutes.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

About This Concert

Connecting musical inspirations from across the globe, this concert features invigorating drumming, music from the Minnesota Orchestra’s North Minneapolis Common Chords January 2019 residency week, and solos from noted South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye, who joined the Orchestra on its South Africa tour last summer.

Read more

Program Notes PDF
Notas sobre el programa en espagñol PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano
  • Cecil Neal, dancer
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • Community choirs including Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir

Program to include

TRADITIONAL/Sorenson/Buckner
We Shall Overcome

SMALLWOOD
Total Praise

ABELS
Dance for Martin’s Dream

MATYILA
Bawo Thixo Somandla

GOLIJOV
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

MAVI/Mxadana/Kuusisto
Usilethela Uxolo (Nelson Mandela)

COPLAND
El Salón México

TRADITIONAL/Kuusisto
Shosholoza

Fun Facts

  • The Minnesota Orchestra's 2019 Common Chords residency featured more than 25 collaborative musical events in North Minneapolis, many showcasing Northside artists.
  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye was a featured soloist in the Orchestra’s 2018 South Africa tour honoring Nelson Mandela, the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights advocate who was the first president of post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Shosholoza (“Go Forward”) is a traditional African miner song originally sung by workers traveling between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

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 July 13 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

FREE Concert Activities

When: Pre- and Post-Concert
Where: Lobby
Discover new insights and perspectives by engaging with the music in fun and interesting ways! Enjoy a variety of FREE pre- and post-concert experiences for people of all ages, including performances, exhibits, trivia games and more, curated with community partners and inspired by the Música Juntos theme. Complete your experience with happy hour and themed food from a variety of vendors!

Artist's Lonnie Broden art piece

Art Display by Lonnie Broden

When: July 11-13
Where: Balcony A Lobby
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.

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Star Tribune South Africa Photo Exhibit & Screening

When: July 11-13 – Exhibit; Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 7-7:45pm – Film Screening
Where: Balcony A Lobby & Target Atrium
Join us in the Target Atrium for a special screening of a newly produced short film by Star Tribune journalists (and other works) about the Orchestra’s 2018 South Africa tour, including a discussion with its creators. Visit the Balcony A Lobby all weekend long to view photos from the Star Tribune who accompanied the Orchestra on their momentous tour to South Africa.

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Collage Art Activity

When: July 7 from 12-1:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Join Chicano Artist Jimmy Longoria and Mentoring Peace Through Art to make large mosaic collages based on Jimmy’s iconic piece, La Familia, which celebrates the Latino family in America.