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American Musical Heroes

Program

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BARBER
Essay No. 1

PERKINSON
Alla sarabande and Alla burletta, from Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations

HIRTZ
Wizard of Oz Fantasy
for Solo Piano, based on the themes of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart

At a Glance

Ken-David Masur makes his Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut in a concert that honors musical heroes and hometown heroes. Jon Kimura Parker shares the stage with the Orchestra performing music by legends such as George Gershwin, John Williams, William Grant Still, Amy Beach and Samuel Barber. After a year of great adversity in the world, we offer this program in the spirit of celebration and deep gratitude.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Ken-David Masur, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta


Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

PLEASE NOTE: 7:45PM concert start time.

The in-person portion of the Friday night concert will celebrate an invited audience of downtown frontline workers, with underwriting provided from the Musicians' Bellwether Fund.

This Is Minnesota Orchestra is a series of live Friday night concerts presented by Twin Cities PBS (TPT), YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra hosted by Sarah Hicks with YourClassical MPR's Melissa Ousley. Learn more about being part of the live broadcast audience and our in-person concert safety protocols.

In-Person Concert

American Musical Heroes

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FRI JUL 30 7:45pm

Additional Dates

Sat Jul 318pm

Sun Aug 12pm

Ken-David Masur, conductor

Ken-David Masur, conductor

PLEASE NOTE: 7:45PM concert start time.

The in-person portion of the Friday night concert will celebrate an invited audience of downtown frontline workers, with underwriting provided from the Musicians' Bellwether Fund.

This Is Minnesota Orchestra is a series of live Friday night concerts presented by Twin Cities PBS (TPT), YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra hosted by Sarah Hicks with YourClassical MPR's Melissa Ousley. Learn more about being part of the live broadcast audience and our in-person concert safety protocols.

Program

STILL
Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2

BEACH
Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony

GERSHWIN
Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F

WILLIAMS
Summon the Heroes

BARBER
Essay No. 1

PERKINSON
Alla sarabande and Alla burletta, from Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations

HIRTZ
Wizard of Oz Fantasy
for Solo Piano, based on the themes of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart

At a Glance

Ken-David Masur makes his Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut in a concert that honors musical heroes and hometown heroes. Jon Kimura Parker shares the stage with the Orchestra performing music by legends such as George Gershwin, John Williams, William Grant Still, Amy Beach and Samuel Barber. After a year of great adversity in the world, we offer this program in the spirit of celebration and deep gratitude.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Ken-David Masur, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

Sponsors

Minnesota State Arts Board and Delta