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Events for November 2015

SIBELIUS
Suite from Karelia
Pohjola's Daughter
The Oceanides
Six Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra
Tapiola

No conductor in the world brings out the subtle, ice-crystal beauty of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' music like Osmo Vänskä.

The year 2015 brings the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’ birth, and the Orchestra will celebrate throughout the season with beloved classics and little-known gems of this history-shaping composer. Of special note are the Humoresques, charming miniatures-in-dialogue for violin and orchestra. Whether you’re new to Sibelius or have thrilled for years to the Vänskä interpretations, this program is for you.

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If you love great food as well as world-class orchestral music, you’ll want to be our guest when the Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Sarah Hicks and top local chefs mix it up onstage for a can’t-miss performance unlike anything else in our 2015-16 season!

We’ve cooked up the tastiest evening imaginable. Before the concert, enjoy complimentary samples of delicious cuisine by the Art Institutes International Minnesota. After you take your seat in the Hall, you'll witness a side-by-side performance of culinary and musical masters as the Twin Cities’ most popular chefs join Sarah Hicks and the Orchestra onstage. Each chef will create a sumptuous dish right before your eyes, while our über-talented musicians stir in just the right notes for a most melodious, not to mention appetizing, adventure. Buy your tickets to this musical feast today.

Please note: 15 ticket holders will be chosen at random for the opportunity to sit onstage to sample one course! Patrons will be notified on November 4 with details.

Participants:

Butcher and the Boar
Jeff Kipp, Executive Chef

Patisserie 46
John Kraus, Chef-Owner

Travail Kitchen
Mike Brown, Bob Gerken and James Winberg, Chef-Owners

Vincent A Restaurant
Vincent Francoual, Executive Chef, Owner


Program:

PRIMA/Vanacore
Sing, Sing, Sing

MUSSORGSKY
A Night on Bald Mountain

GERSHWIN
An American in Paris

VERDI
Brindisi (Drinking Song), from La Traviata

BATES
Desert Transport

H. BRUBECK
Selections from Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
March Past of the Kitchen Utensils, from The Wasps

ELFMAN
Breakfast Machine, from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Suite from The Snow Maiden

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symphony No. 4

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to hear pianist Natasha Paremski during 2014 Sommerfest, you know why we invited her right back.

She performed the famously difficult Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with “astonishing ease, superb control and lyrical sensitivity,” noted the Star Tribune, and now she brings all those skills to the beloved yet equally thorny Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1. Another special opportunity of this concert is a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ muscular and dynamic Fourth, which his contemporary William Walton hailed as “the greatest symphony since Beethoven.”

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ELGAR
Piano Quintet in A minor for Piano and Strings

Join Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton and members of the Minnesota Orchestra for late night post-concert chamber music performed in the intimate setting of the Target Atrium, offering audiences another way to connect with the music performed on the main stage.

Seating is limited for this one hour event. Ticket price includes one complimentary beverage. 

Tickets:
$25 stand-alone concert in the Target Atrium
$10 with ticket to pre-NightCaps concert in the Main Hall

Pre-NightCap Concert

Join the Minnesota Orchestra at 8pm in the Main Hall for Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. Information and tickets »

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A tradition since 1972, GTCYS’ Festival Concerts showcase the talents of all eight orchestras – from beginning to pre-professional – in two joyous performances. This concert features individual performances from Philharmonia East, Sinfonia, Camerata, Philharmonic, and Symphony.

This performance will be performed without an intermission and will last approximately 2 hours.

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 $2.50 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.


Mall of America

 The GTCYS Fall Festival concerts are sponsored by Mall of America.

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A tradition since 1972, GTCYS’ Festival Concerts showcase the talents of all eight orchestras – from beginning to pre-professional – in two joyous performances. This concert features individual performances from Phiharmonia West, Concertino, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony.

This performance will be performed without an intermission and will last approximately 2 hours.

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 $2.50 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.


Mall of America

 The GTCYS Fall Festival concerts are sponsored by Mall of America.

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LIEBERSON
Neruda Songs

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

An illuminating program of portraits and self-portraits, each tinged with love and loss.

Peter Lieberson wrote the shimmeringly beautiful Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson—who premiered them in 2005, then succumbed to cancer the following year. These love songs, a touching memorial to their marriage, also won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Composition. As for Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony, it was truly his final musical gift to the world, finished just weeks before his mysterious death.

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  • Ron Miles, trumpet
  • Chris Thomson, tenor saxophone
  • Jeremy Walker, piano
  • Jeff Brueske, bass
  • Tim Zhorne, drums

New York looms large in the sonic imagination of any jazz musician, and the players of the Atrium Jazz Ensemble (AJE) are no exception.

Join us and explore the world of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and others who shared their hometown through music—arranged and composed by members of the AJE. The program will include fresh interpretations of Ellington/Strayhorn classics including Upper Manhattan Medical Group, Serenade to Sweden and Prelude to a Kiss, Gershwin classics How Long has this Been Going On and 'S Wonderful, as well as originals inspired by New York and its music. This incarnation of the AJE includes the return of acclaimed Colorado trumpeter and composer Ron Miles. Take it from The New York Times: “What’s always striking about his music is a sense of possibility that rings of the American frontier.”

Jazz in the Target Atrium’s 2015-16 Season: The New Regionalism

This season, Jazz in the Target Atrium celebrates our region’s vibrancy and adds a Twin Cities twist to the story of jazz as written in legendary halls across the country. This great American art form has been nurtured in many ways, from New Orleans and New York to Chicago, Kansas City and beyond. Now the Atrium Jazz Ensemble steps up to take its place among the musicians who guide jazz into the future.

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble—the house orchestra for Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall, led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker—is a fluid group whose size shifts with the programs. Performing are some of the region’s finest musicians and composers, presenting original music rooted in jazz found anywhere from Texas to our own twin towns.

Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Minnesota Boychoir

The image of actor Macaulay Culkin’s “oh no!” face is the stuff of movie legends, and what's equally memorable about the holiday classic Home Alone is its magical score by music marvel John Williams!

The score earned Williams one of his incredible 49 Oscar® nominations, and what better way to enjoy the 25th anniversary of this family favorite than with the Minnesota Orchestra performing the music live to the film. It’s a whole new way to experience this hilarious and heartwarming movie about an absent-minded family and their surprisingly resourceful 8-year-old son.

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Please note: This event is recommended for ages 11 and over. All concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult.

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