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Events for August 24, 2016–October 05, 2016

About this Concert:

Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra perform in Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw, as part of the annual Robeco SummerNights festival. The program includes Steven Stucky’s Rhapsodies for Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, played by Finnish soloist Pekka Kuusisto.

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STUCKY
Rhapsodies for Orchestra

PROKOFIEV
Violin Concerto No. 1

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5

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More Details:

  • This concert will be broadcast live across Minnesota on Classical MPR, including KSJN 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities. A complete list of Classical MPR stations can be found at classicalmpr.org. Listeners will also be able to stream the broadcast via the Classical MPR website.
  • Robeco SummerNights is an annual summer festival that features more than 100 classical, jazz and world music performances, held in two auditoriums at the Concertgebouw.
  • The Concertgebouw is one of the world’s most visited concert venues and generally recognized as one of the great acoustic environments for symphony orchestras.
  • Purchase tickets for this performance at www.concertgebouw.nl/en/.

This 2016 European Tour is arranged by the international artist and project management company HarrisonParrott.

The Minnesota Orchestra gratefully acknowledges generous support for the European tour from an anonymous couple and support for the work of Osmo Vänskä from Doug and Louise Leatherdale.

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About this Concert:

Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra conclude their four-country European Tour with a debut performance in Copenhagen. Performing as part of the Tivoli Festival, the ensemble will play Steven Stucky’s Rhapsodies for Orchestra, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, featuring Finnish soloist Pekka Kuusisto.

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STUCKY
Rhapsodies for Orchestra

SIBELIUS
Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, Eroica

More Details:

  • The Tivoli Festival is Scandinavia’s largest classical music festival.
  • The Festival is performed in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in central Copenhagen, and the Minnesota Orchestra will perform in the 1,800-season Tivoli Concert Hall.
  • Purchase tickets for this performance at www.tivoligardens.com/en/haven/spillesteder/koncertsalen.

This 2016 European Tour is arranged by the international artist and project management company HarrisonParrott.

The Minnesota Orchestra gratefully acknowledges generous support for the European tour from an anonymous couple and support for the work of Osmo Vänskä from Doug and Louise Leatherdale.

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With a thrilling 2016-17 season ahead, featuring over 100 performances at Orchestra Hall, how will you decide which concerts to attend?

Join Sarah Hicks, Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, as she leads the Minnesota Orchestra in an exciting preview event featuring musical highlights and commentary about the new 2016-17 season. Our Season Sampler offers a wonderful evening of diverse musical programming—it's the perfect way to sample a little bit of everything the Minnesota Orchestra has to offer!

*Admission to this concert is $25. The $25 admission fee can be credited toward a 2016-17 series package at the Sampler concert or within one month of this event. Not valid with any other offer or renewal. Limit of four tickets per household. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Minnesota Orchestra Board Chair Warren Mack and President and CEO Kevin Smith invite you to join us for one of two celebratory dinners preceding the spectacular Season Opening performances of Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell.

COCKTAILS 5:30 pm
DINNER 6:00 pm
featuring scrumptious food prepared by D'Amico Catering

Thursday night Target Atrium seating: $250/person ($130 tax-deductible per person) includes: dinner, drinks, champagne and complimentary parking

TO MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS

Please call Chris at 612.371.7173 or purchase online.

CONCERT TICKETS

Please call VIP services at 612.371.5667 or purchase online.

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About this Concert:

Our season launches with Brahms at his most lush and Tchaikovsky at his most virtuosic, with superstar Joshua Bell adding the fireworks.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Joshua Bell, violin

LEVIN
Blur

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2

More Details:

  • Levin’s 2004 Blur is a fun jolt to the system—full of big percussion.
  • Joshua Bell’s concerts always sell out, but the most talked-about gig of his career remains his undercover busking at a Washington, DC metro stop.
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2 is sunny and warm and has one of the most electrifying endings in all of classical music.

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About this Concert:

Power and poignancy in a beautiful blend, with Ginastera’s colorful Harp Concerto and the unveiling of a hidden gem from a Minnesota master, the late Stephen Paulus.

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

GINASTERA
Harp Concerto

PAULUS
Mass for a Sacred Place

More Details:

  • A few years after the six Brandenberg Concertos were finished, the manuscript was auctioned for about $24, and nearly lost.
  • Alberto Ginastera is Argentina’s best-known composer, and this season marks the hundredth anniversary of his birth.
  • Our principal harpist and featured soloist, Kathy Kienzle, gave lessons to young Cuban harpists when the Orchestra toured Havana—one of whom won a scholarship to an American conservatory.
  • Stephen Paulus wrote nearly all of his music at a baby grand in the front room of his Summit Avenue home in St. Paul.
  • Many of Paulus’ beautiful Christmas carols were written with a harp accompaniment, and often premiered by Kienzle.

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After the viral-video phenomenon that captured their impromptu performance of Biebl’s “Ave Maria” while on tour, two of the country's most acclaimed men’s vocal ensembles, Cantus and Chanticleer, come together by popular demand on the stage of Orchestra Hall for one night only!

Each ensemble performs on their own, then the two vocal juggernauts join forces for a set to include the beloved “Ave Maria.”

$250 Gold Sponsor:
Premiere seating, free parking, free drinks at intermission, invitation to post-concert celebration with Cantus and Chanticleer.
(includes $150 tax-deductible donation to Cantus)

$125 Silver Sponsor:
Preferred seating, free drinks at intermission, invitation to post-concert celebration with Cantus and Chanticleer.
(includes $40 tax-deductible donation to Cantus)

$75/$50/$30 Regular Seating

For more information:
www.cantussings.org
www.chanticleer.org

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $3.50 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at the Orchestra Hall Box Office or Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Offices. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.  Tickets for this performance will be distributed at the end of August.  All Sponsor tickets will be mailed by Cantus with information about sponsor benefits. 

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