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MPR Broadcast: Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

6:30PM Sound Check: A Virtual Pre-Concert Experience

Join Principal Cello Anthony Ross and Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora online at 6:30 p.m. on the night of this re-broadcast performance for Sound Check, a fun and informal opportunity to virtually connect with Orchestra musicians and learn about that night’s program. Special guests for this week's conversation are violinist Benjamin Beilman, who was the soloist in the original broadcast performance, and Minnesota Orchestra's Principal Viola, Rebecca Albers. Please join us (registration required).

7PM MPR Re-Broadcast of Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

On May 29, 2020, Classical Minnesota Public Radio re-broadcasts this Minnesota Orchestra performance from September 27, 2019. Violinist Benjamin Beilman made his Minnesota Orchestra debut, playing Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto, in concerts led by Osmo Vänskä. The program also featured Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Shostakovich’s playful and provocative 15th Symphony.

To listen to this concert, tune in to Classical Minnesota Public Radio on 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities or stream online at classicalmpr.org on May 29 at 7 p.m.

Program

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / 15 min

SAINT-SAËNS
Violin Concerto No. 3 / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 15 / 42 min

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Program Notes PDF

Did You Know?

  • Derived from a psalm setting created by Henry VIII’s organist, Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia calls for an unusual three-part ensemble—two string orchestras playing antiphonally, in addition to a solo quartet formed by the leaders of the string section.
  • Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto features a tranquil Andantino centered between two emotional, turbulent movements which were composed to highlight the incredible technique of the work’s dedicatee, Spanish violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate.
  • Some remarkable qualities of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 are its sparse texture, numerous solo opportunities and chamber music-like writing. The full orchestra is used for only 31 measures of the entire four-movement symphony.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
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MPR Broadcast: Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

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FRI MAY 29 6:30pm

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6:30PM Sound Check: A Virtual Pre-Concert Experience

Join Principal Cello Anthony Ross and Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora online at 6:30 p.m. on the night of this re-broadcast performance for Sound Check, a fun and informal opportunity to virtually connect with Orchestra musicians and learn about that night’s program. Special guests for this week's conversation are violinist Benjamin Beilman, who was the soloist in the original broadcast performance, and Minnesota Orchestra's Principal Viola, Rebecca Albers. Please join us (registration required).

7PM MPR Re-Broadcast of Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

On May 29, 2020, Classical Minnesota Public Radio re-broadcasts this Minnesota Orchestra performance from September 27, 2019. Violinist Benjamin Beilman made his Minnesota Orchestra debut, playing Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto, in concerts led by Osmo Vänskä. The program also featured Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Shostakovich’s playful and provocative 15th Symphony.

To listen to this concert, tune in to Classical Minnesota Public Radio on 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities or stream online at classicalmpr.org on May 29 at 7 p.m.

Program

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / 15 min

SAINT-SAËNS
Violin Concerto No. 3 / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 15 / 42 min

Artists

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Did You Know?

  • Derived from a psalm setting created by Henry VIII’s organist, Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia calls for an unusual three-part ensemble—two string orchestras playing antiphonally, in addition to a solo quartet formed by the leaders of the string section.
  • Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto features a tranquil Andantino centered between two emotional, turbulent movements which were composed to highlight the incredible technique of the work’s dedicatee, Spanish violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate.
  • Some remarkable qualities of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 are its sparse texture, numerous solo opportunities and chamber music-like writing. The full orchestra is used for only 31 measures of the entire four-movement symphony.