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Celebrating the Americas: Gershwin, Márquez and More

About This Concert

From gorgeously costumed and choreographed Folklórico dances to Gershwin’s iconic American in Paris, this concert is a kaleidoscope of sound and movement that unites cultures through the power of music. Plus, a joyful piece by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez will have you dancing in the aisles.

Translation services are available for this concert. Visit the Audience Services desk in the Orchestra Hall lobby for assistance.

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Program Notes PDF
Notas sobre el programa en espagñol PDF

Artists

Program

GERSHWIN
Cuban Overture

ORBÓN
Conga (Xylofono), from Tres Versiones Sinfónicas

A. SHAW
Clarinet Concerto

PONCE/Lotter
Estrellita (Little Star)

ABREU/Colnot
Tico Tico

MÀRQUEZ
Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Conga of New Fire)

PIAZZOLLA/Marturet
Oblivion, from Henry IV

MONCAYO
Huapango

GERSHWIN
An American in Paris

Fun Facts

  • Featured soloist Gabriel Campos Zamora, a native of San José, Costa Rica, was appointed principal clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra in June 2016.
  • Julián Orbón was a Cuban composer whose music incorporated Spanish, Cuban and African musical influences and styles, as well as elements of Gregorian chant. Aaron Copland called him “Cuba’s most gifted composer of the new generation.”
  • 29-year-old José Pablo Moncayo composed Huapango in 1941, after a visit to Veracruz where he encountered the huapango folk dance. The Nahuatl word cuauhpanco means “on top of the wooden plank,” or “on the dance floor.”
  • Artie Shaw, the son of a Russian Jewish émigré, was a Big Band-era clarinet player who collaborated with jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich and Lena Horne.
  • 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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Celebrating the Americas: Gershwin, Márquez and More

Tickets

1593642471

1564705800

1625783271

THU AUG 1 2019 7:30pm

Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet | Photo © Travis Anderson Photo

Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet | Photo © Travis Anderson Photo

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 5:30pm

About This Concert

From gorgeously costumed and choreographed Folklórico dances to Gershwin’s iconic American in Paris, this concert is a kaleidoscope of sound and movement that unites cultures through the power of music. Plus, a joyful piece by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez will have you dancing in the aisles.

Translation services are available for this concert. Visit the Audience Services desk in the Orchestra Hall lobby for assistance.

Read more

Program Notes PDF
Notas sobre el programa en espagñol PDF

Artists

Program

GERSHWIN
Cuban Overture

ORBÓN
Conga (Xylofono), from Tres Versiones Sinfónicas

A. SHAW
Clarinet Concerto

PONCE/Lotter
Estrellita (Little Star)

ABREU/Colnot
Tico Tico

MÀRQUEZ
Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Conga of New Fire)

PIAZZOLLA/Marturet
Oblivion, from Henry IV

MONCAYO
Huapango

GERSHWIN
An American in Paris

Fun Facts

  • Featured soloist Gabriel Campos Zamora, a native of San José, Costa Rica, was appointed principal clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra in June 2016.
  • Julián Orbón was a Cuban composer whose music incorporated Spanish, Cuban and African musical influences and styles, as well as elements of Gregorian chant. Aaron Copland called him “Cuba’s most gifted composer of the new generation.”
  • 29-year-old José Pablo Moncayo composed Huapango in 1941, after a visit to Veracruz where he encountered the huapango folk dance. The Nahuatl word cuauhpanco means “on top of the wooden plank,” or “on the dance floor.”
  • Artie Shaw, the son of a Russian Jewish émigré, was a Big Band-era clarinet player who collaborated with jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich and Lena Horne.
  • 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 Thursday August 1 / 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.

Live Trivia with Trivia Mafia

When: July 6: 6-6:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Visit our selfie station, and discover fun facts about the composers and music featured on Sommerfest concerts.