List view
Calendar view
Events for January 2015
  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Arek Tesarczyk, cello
  • Stephen Yoakam, narrator
  • Teatro del Pueblo, theatrical group

MOZART
Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"

MENDELSSOHN
Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Excerpt)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6, IV Movement "The Thunderstorm"

RAVEL
"Five O'Clock Foxtrot" from L'Enfant et les Sortileges

FISH
Ferdinand the Bull

Here’s both drama and music—as The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life by Teatro del Pueblo. This beloved children’s book by Munro Leaf tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. Also on the program: the Orchestra will perform selections from Mozart’s famous "The Marriage of Figaro" as well as Ravel's "Five O'Clock Foxtrot."

Download curriculum materials (pdf). Read more about Minnesota Orchestra Young People's concerts.

Illustration from The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson, © 1936 by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, renewed © 1964 by Munro Leaf and John W. Boyd. Used by permission of Viking Children's Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Homeschool Workshop: Monday, December 1, 2014, 10-11:30am
Free Homeschool Workshops are presented at Orchestra Hall prior to each concert. Homeschooling parents and students are welcome to attend this interactive session in preparation for the concert. Register below!

Complete event details »

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Arek Tesarczyk, cello
  • Stephen Yoakam, narrator
  • Teatro del Pueblo, theatrical group

MOZART
Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"

MENDELSSOHN
Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Excerpt)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6, IV Movement "The Thunderstorm"

RAVEL
"Five O'Clock Foxtrot" from L'Enfant et les Sortileges

FISH
Ferdinand the Bull

Minnesota Orchestra Family concerts encourage children and families to come explore the magical world of music at Orchestra Hall. Children’s tickets to this performance are FREE and adult prices are just $15. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission. Please note: there is a limit of two free children's tickets for each paid adult.

Here’s both drama and music—as The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life by Teatro del Pueblo. This beloved children’s book by Munro Leaf tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. Also on the program: the Orchestra will perform selections from Mozart’s famous "The Marriage of Figaro" as well as Ravel's "Five O'Clock Foxtrot."

How to get your tickets: after clicking the "BUY" button, select all of your desired seats using Adult and Child ticket types. When you proceed to the shopping cart, you will see the free child tickets reflected there. Limit of two free children’s tickets for each paid adult.

You’re invited! Come early for pre-concert activities in the lobby

Thanks to Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, each concert features pre-show educational and interactive experiences throughout the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Download Program Notes (pdf)

Illustration from The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson, © 1936 by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, renewed © 1964 by Munro Leaf and John W. Boyd. Used by permission of Viking Children's Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Complete event details »

WALTON
Suite from Henry V

BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 4, Romantic

The curtain rises on our Shakespeare Winterfest with Prince Hal, newly crowned King of England, leading his men to victory over the French. The immensely imaginative William Walton penned the score for Lawrence Olivier’s 1944 film version of Henry V — and it is pure cinematic sweep. Mark Wigglesworth then leads our star musicians into the medieval forest of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. Called “Romantic” by the composer himself, the work is his most popular, and conjures storybook castles, mounted knights and the call to the hunt.

“Thy voice is music.”

— Shakespeare, Henry V

Download Program Notes (pdf)

Complete event details »

  • David Berkman, piano
  • Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
  • Anthony Cox, bass
  • JT Bates, drums

Acclaimed New York artist David Berkman is a pianist, composer, published author and bandleader whose recordings have appeared on numerous best records of the year critic's lists including The New York Times, the Village Voice and Downbeat magazine.

In this performance, Berkman will perform jazz standards and his original music with local musicians who comprise the Atrium Jazz Ensemble. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Berkman swings hard in his phrasing. He always burrows in, finding transcendence.”

About Jazz in the Target Atrium

Curated by composer and local jazz impresario Jeremy Walker, the four-concert series pairs jazz masters with the local Atrium Jazz Ensemble, all performing new music for audiences in the intimate setting of the Orchestra’s Target Atrium.

Please note: all seating is general admission. This concert will be two 50-minute sets with one intermission.

Media/Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM

Tune in to Jazz88’s Saturday night program Tempo to hear selections from the Jazz in the Target Atrium concerts. These JITA broadcasts are typically aired eight days following the live concert and are also available on-demand on the Jazz88 website for two weeks following the broadcast date. David Berkman with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble will be broadcast on Sat Jan 31, 2015.

Complete event details »

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture

BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

PROKOFIEV
Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Never was a story of more woe! Osmo Vänskä leads the Orchestra in three vastly different realizations of the world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy-Overture — with the English horn ushering in that famous love theme — is lush and romantic, while Prokofiev’s rich and dark melodies portend the tragic fate of the star-crossed lovers. In Bernstein’s urban retelling, rival gangs rumble and mambo their way through a score that, in the end, leaves us hopeful that love endures, “Somewhere.”

“For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

— Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Download Program Notes (pdf)

Complete event details »