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The Russian Century with Sam and Sarah

About This Concert

Stormy, stylized, exquisite. The Russian Century is a guided tour through 120 years of Russian music and history, from Shostakovich and Stalin to Glasnost, the end of the USSR, and the composers charting Russia's cultural path today. Explore the genius of 20th- and 21st-century Russian composers with host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks.

Program

MUSSORGSKY/Ravel
Baba-Yaga - The Hut on Fowl's Legs and The Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition / 6 min

KABALEVSKY
Overture to Colas Breugnon / 5 min

GLIÈRE
Introduction, from The Zaporozhy Cossacks / 3 min

USTVOLSKAYA
Symphonic Poem No. 2 / 12 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 / 5 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude and Scherzo, from Two Pieces for String Octet / 11 min

PROKOFIEV
Allegro giocoso, from Symphony No. 5 / 10 min

GUBAIDULINA
Movement VI from Stimmen... verstummen... (Voices... Silence) / 5 min

AUERBACH
Icarus / 12 min

NAZAYKINSKAYA
My Soul Craves for the Sky / 4 min

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Led by Principal Conductor Sarah Hicks and hosted by Orchestra violist Sam Bergman, The Russian Century concert offers a musical and historical look at the cultural forces that influenced and sometimes battered these composers.
  • Americans often imagine that Russia went straight from the Soviet era to the troublesome meddler role it often plays on the international scene today. But in truth, the era following the collapse of the USSR was chaotic and culturally fragmented, and the music that grew from that chaos paints a picture of a country unlike any other on Earth.
  • This program offers an intimate perspective on featured composers and themes through lively discussion and wide-ranging musical selections.
  • Join us for a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.

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 Spirits Tastings from Tattersall Distilling

Classical

The Russian Century with Sam and Sarah

Out at the Hall Concert

Tickets

1590092548

1583632800

1622233348

SAT MAR 7 2020 8pm

Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman | © Travis Anderson Photo

Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman | © Travis Anderson Photo

This concert includes the following enhancements:
Onstage Reception with Musicians | $5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts and $5 Happy Hour Deals | Free Spirits Tastings from Tattersall Distilling

Plan your visit

Pre-pay Valet Parking (Save $3)


Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm


$5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts

Ballet Co.Laboratory

Russian Trivia with Trivia Mafia

All upcoming Pre- and Post-Activities

About This Concert

Stormy, stylized, exquisite. The Russian Century is a guided tour through 120 years of Russian music and history, from Shostakovich and Stalin to Glasnost, the end of the USSR, and the composers charting Russia's cultural path today. Explore the genius of 20th- and 21st-century Russian composers with host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks.

Program

MUSSORGSKY/Ravel
Baba-Yaga - The Hut on Fowl's Legs and The Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition / 6 min

KABALEVSKY
Overture to Colas Breugnon / 5 min

GLIÈRE
Introduction, from The Zaporozhy Cossacks / 3 min

USTVOLSKAYA
Symphonic Poem No. 2 / 12 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 / 5 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude and Scherzo, from Two Pieces for String Octet / 11 min

PROKOFIEV
Allegro giocoso, from Symphony No. 5 / 10 min

GUBAIDULINA
Movement VI from Stimmen... verstummen... (Voices... Silence) / 5 min

AUERBACH
Icarus / 12 min

NAZAYKINSKAYA
My Soul Craves for the Sky / 4 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Led by Principal Conductor Sarah Hicks and hosted by Orchestra violist Sam Bergman, The Russian Century concert offers a musical and historical look at the cultural forces that influenced and sometimes battered these composers.
  • Americans often imagine that Russia went straight from the Soviet era to the troublesome meddler role it often plays on the international scene today. But in truth, the era following the collapse of the USSR was chaotic and culturally fragmented, and the music that grew from that chaos paints a picture of a country unlike any other on Earth.
  • This program offers an intimate perspective on featured composers and themes through lively discussion and wide-ranging musical selections.
  • Join us for a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.

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 March 7 / 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!

Ballet Co.Laboratory

Ballet Co.Laboratory

When: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Ballet Co.Laboratory for a pre-concert performance exploring the Russian influence on the world of ballet.

Russian Trivia with Trivia Mafia

Russian Trivia with Trivia Mafia

When: 7:00pm-7:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Join Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia operation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for two hosted Russian-themed quizzes in advance of tonight's concert. Get ready for a brain workout!