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MPR Broadcast: Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

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. Featured guests for this conversation are Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle and Principal Second Violin Peter McGuire. Please join us (registration required).

7PM MPR Re-Broadcast of Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

On June 5, 2020, Classical Minnesota Public Radio re-broadcasts a Minnesota Orchestra performance from September 30, 2016. In this concert, Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra were joined by the Minnesota Chorale to perform a poignant mass by the late Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus. Opening the program is Bach’s First Brandenburg Concerto, which features three Orchestra musicians: violinist Peter McGuire and horn players Michael Gast and Brian Jensen. The centerpiece is a performance of Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, played by Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle—who retires from the Orchestra in August 2020.

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 June 5 at 7 p.m.

Program

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

GINASTERA
Harp Concerto

PAULUS
Mass for a Sacred Place

Artists

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Program Notes PDF

Did You Know?

  • After 27 years in the Minnesota Orchestra, Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle retires from her role in August 2020.
  • The First Brandenburg Concerto is one of Bach’s most complex and features the violino piccolo (a violin tuned up a major third) playing against the rest of the ensemble. Of special note are the different roles taken by the oboe throughout, as well as Bach’s unique challenges for each instrument group in the final menuetto.
  • Ginastera’s Harp Concerto explores simultaneously the folk rhythms of Argentina and the many—and often under-utilized—capabilities of the harp. With fiery energy, mysterious colors and dreamlike special effects, this concerto opens a new world of sonic possibilities for the harp.
  • The late, beloved Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus composed Mass for a Sacred Place to fill the incredibly vibrant space inside the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., offering blooming waves of sound as choral voices move together in a transparent, hymn-like texture.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Sound Check: Pre-Broadcast Live Chat

MPR Broadcast: Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

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FRI JUN 5 2020 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. Featured guests for this conversation are Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle and Principal Second Violin Peter McGuire. Please join us (registration required).

7PM MPR Re-Broadcast of Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

On June 5, 2020, Classical Minnesota Public Radio re-broadcasts a Minnesota Orchestra performance from September 30, 2016. In this concert, Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra were joined by the Minnesota Chorale to perform a poignant mass by the late Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus. Opening the program is Bach’s First Brandenburg Concerto, which features three Orchestra musicians: violinist Peter McGuire and horn players Michael Gast and Brian Jensen. The centerpiece is a performance of Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, played by Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle—who retires from the Orchestra in August 2020.

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 June 5 at 7 p.m.

Program

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

GINASTERA
Harp Concerto

PAULUS
Mass for a Sacred Place

Artists

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Did You Know?

  • After 27 years in the Minnesota Orchestra, Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle retires from her role in August 2020.
  • The First Brandenburg Concerto is one of Bach’s most complex and features the violino piccolo (a violin tuned up a major third) playing against the rest of the ensemble. Of special note are the different roles taken by the oboe throughout, as well as Bach’s unique challenges for each instrument group in the final menuetto.
  • Ginastera’s Harp Concerto explores simultaneously the folk rhythms of Argentina and the many—and often under-utilized—capabilities of the harp. With fiery energy, mysterious colors and dreamlike special effects, this concerto opens a new world of sonic possibilities for the harp.
  • The late, beloved Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus composed Mass for a Sacred Place to fill the incredibly vibrant space inside the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., offering blooming waves of sound as choral voices move together in a transparent, hymn-like texture.