- Minnesota Orchestra
- Osmo Vänskä, conductor
- Audra McDonald, soprano
- Brian Hertz, piano
- Mark Vanderpoel, bass
- Gene Lewin, drums
It's time to celebrate! Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra return to the stage to launch our new season, joined by the legendary Audra McDonald.
If you’ve never experienced the excitement of opening night at Orchestra Hall or the magic that is Audra McDonald, don’t miss this performance. She has earned six Tony® Awards and a devoted fan base who find themselves enraptured by her artistry. The 2015-16 season launches with colorful orchestral showpieces and a thrilling collection of Ms. McDonald’s signature songs.
Overture to The Magic Flute
Letter from Home
Adagio for Strings
“When Did I Fall in Love,” from Fiorello
“I Had Myself a True Love,” from St. Louis Woman
“I Could Have Danced All Night," from My Fair Lady
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Selections from The Fountains of Rome
“Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“Can’t Stop Talking,” from Let’s Dance
“Make Someone Happy,” from Do Re Mi
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” from The Sound of Music
March, from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber
Join us for a complimentary champagne toast and post-concert party to launch the new season!