The Minnesota Orchestra is pleased to offer $20 tickets for guests under the age of 40! This special offer is available for select concerts throughout the season, and more concerts are added monthly. See below for a list of eligible events.
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- Other exclusive ticket offers and special events at Orchestra Hall
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Simply choose a concert listed below and select “$20under40” for the ticket type when choosing your seats (top-priced seating sections not eligible). Tickets will be held at the Box Office and require one valid ID showing proof of age (must be 40 years or younger) per two tickets purchased. Order online or by phone for Will Call pickup only. Limit one pair of $20 tickets per eligible performance.
About This Concert
Mozart’s Jupiter, his 41st and final symphony, builds to one of the most spectacular finales in all of classical music. It's inspired many composers who followed, including Robert Schumann, who compared it to the works of Shakespeare.
Symphony in 60 features classical music’s most beloved composers and “gotta-hear-it-live” masterworks. Our musicians have curated the list and can’t wait to share a few of those pieces with you this season.
Symphony No. 41, Jupiter / 37 min
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Michael Francis, conductor
- Jupiter is a true testament to Mozart’s genius and was written within weeks of Symphony No. 39 and Symphony No. 40 in 1778.
- Mozart did not nickname his final symphony Jupiter—that was added later by a music promoter.
- These bite-sized concerts are shorter and begin at 6pm. Join us for a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.
About This Concert:
Experience music from around the world and join us as we conclude our 2019-20 Chamber Music season with Prokofiev’s Bass Quintet. Everything from Mozart to Minnesota-based composer Reinaldo Moya is covered in this exquisite program.
Duo in G major for Violin and Viola
Serenade for Two Violins and Viola
INTERMISSION / 20 min
The Jet Whistle
Quintet in G minor
- Susie Park, violin
- Rebecca Albers, viola
- Kathryn Nettleman, bass
- Kathryn Greenbank, oboe
- Gabriel Campos Zamora, clarinet
- Mozart wrote two violin duos, this one in G major included, for his friend Michael Haydn (also the younger brother of Franz Joseph Haydn) to use as his own in order to fulfill a commission while he was ill and could not work.
- Violin 3.0 was written for Reinaldo Moya’s wife Francesca Anderegg, who is a substitute violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra, to perform with two of her violin students at St. Olaf College.
- Kodály’s biographer, László Eösze, developed a folk tale to go along with Kodály’s Serenade, assigning a variety of characters to each of the instruments—such as a lover, a mistress, and musicians serenading beneath a particular window.
- Of Pablo de Sarasate's unmatched talents as a performer and composer, George Bernard Shaw remarked that “he left criticism gasping miles behind him.”
- The title of The Jet Whistle was inspired by a technique used by flute players during fast glissandi, which reminded the composer of the sounds of a jet plane.
- Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor was commissioned by a traveling dance troupe whose musical ensemble only contained five members, which is what determined the piece’s unusual instrumentation.
All seating subject to availability and may vary by performance. Normal service charges apply. Available while supplies last and may not be combined with any other offer. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.