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Music and the Mind with Sam and Sarah

About This Concert

Beethoven "heard" music with his mind after his ears gave out. Messiaen "saw" sounds in literal vibrant color. But the music of a listener plays an equal role in shaping the music we hear and the way we respond to it. In this concert, we explore the cutting edge of how the rhythms and melodies we love engage our brains and prod us to seek out more. 

Program

BEETHOVEN
Adagio molto e cantabile, from Symphony No. 9 / 15 min

MOZART
Allegro, from Symphony No. 39 / 6 min

SCHOENBERG
Excerpt from Accompaniment to a Cinematic Scene / 5 min

MESSIAEN
Serene hallelujahs of a soul that longs for heaven, from L’Ascension, Four Meditations for Orchestra / 6 min

BRUCKNER
Scherzo: Moving – Trio: Comfortable, from Symphony No. 4, Romantic / 9 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SCHUMANN
Allegro molto vivace, from Symphony No. 2 / 8 min

REVUELTAS
Sensemaya / 7 min

LEVIN
Blur / 6 min

SIBELIUS
Finale: Allegro moderato, from Symphony No. 2 / 15 min

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Minnesota Orchestra Principal Conductor Sarah Hicks and violist Sam Bergman host this fascinating exploration of the way our minds engage with music on a neuropsychological level.
  • The mythologizing of composers and their mental health has a long history, but what of our own minds as we take in the work they created? What happens to our brains as we listen to music we love, or music we hate?
  • 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 in the lobby 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:
Lobby Reception with Musicians | $5 Edwards Dessert Kitchen Desserts and $5 Happy Hour Deals | Free Tastings of Local Beer or Spirits

Classical

Music and the Mind with Sam and Sarah

Out at the Hall Concert

Tickets

1590099256

1581127200

1622240056

FRI FEB 7 2020 8pm

Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman | Photo © Travis Anderson Photo

Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman | Photo © Travis Anderson Photo

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

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

Musical Mindfulness Preview

Music and the Mind Trivia with Trivia Mafia

All upcoming Pre- and Post-Activities

About This Concert

Beethoven "heard" music with his mind after his ears gave out. Messiaen "saw" sounds in literal vibrant color. But the music of a listener plays an equal role in shaping the music we hear and the way we respond to it. In this concert, we explore the cutting edge of how the rhythms and melodies we love engage our brains and prod us to seek out more. 

Program

BEETHOVEN
Adagio molto e cantabile, from Symphony No. 9 / 15 min

MOZART
Allegro, from Symphony No. 39 / 6 min

SCHOENBERG
Excerpt from Accompaniment to a Cinematic Scene / 5 min

MESSIAEN
Serene hallelujahs of a soul that longs for heaven, from L’Ascension, Four Meditations for Orchestra / 6 min

BRUCKNER
Scherzo: Moving – Trio: Comfortable, from Symphony No. 4, Romantic / 9 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

SCHUMANN
Allegro molto vivace, from Symphony No. 2 / 8 min

REVUELTAS
Sensemaya / 7 min

LEVIN
Blur / 6 min

SIBELIUS
Finale: Allegro moderato, from Symphony No. 2 / 15 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Minnesota Orchestra Principal Conductor Sarah Hicks and violist Sam Bergman host this fascinating exploration of the way our minds engage with music on a neuropsychological level.
  • The mythologizing of composers and their mental health has a long history, but what of our own minds as we take in the work they created? What happens to our brains as we listen to music we love, or music we hate?
  • 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 in the lobby 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 Friday February 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!

Musical Mindfulness Preview

Musical Mindfulness Preview

When: 7-7:25pm
Where: Orchestra Hall Stage
Join Mariann Johnson, Mindfulness Instructor for the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, for a pre-concert introduction to mindfulness in celebration of the evening's theme and as a preview for our Musical Mindfulness series.

Music and the Mind Trivia with Trivia Mafia

Music and the Mind Trivia with Trivia Mafia

When: 7-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia operation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for two hosted Music and the Mind-themed quizzes in advance of tonight's concert. Get ready for a brain workout!