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Madame Butterfly

Here it is: the much-anticipated grand finale of Sommerfest 2015: a concert performance of Madame Butterfly.

This opera is filled with soaring melodies and tender duets, each more beautiful than the last, including the famous “Un bel di” (One beautiful day), a gorgeous expression of hope and anticipation. This music communicates an entire world of emotion—all so lovely, so dramatic, you’ll remember it as one of the most exquisite evenings of the year.

Please note: performance time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions.

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US Bank

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  • Young Musicians of Minnesota
  • Aaron Hirsch, YMM Artistic Director
  • YMM's 2015 Summer Music Festival Students

Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

Adagio for Strings

Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique"

Since May of 2013, YMM has worked with and inspired some of the most talented young musicians in Minnesota.

Modeled after many other youth orchestra programs in the state, YMM provides students with a college-level orchestral education, consisting of students ages 13-26. The YMM Summer Music Festival program is unique in that it is entirely student-led and operated, and allows its students to participate for a very small fee. Students receive the opportunity to perform alongside the Minnesota Orchestra Musicians in YMM's grand finale concert and work side-by-side with them in sectionals mid-July.

Through the leadership Minnesota's music students, YMM has established a reputation as one of the most unique youth orchestra programs in the nation. YMM students have access to a broad range of learning experiences that serve them for years to come. We provide tools for students to grow musically, socially, become leaders, and gain a greater appreciation for classical music.

Join the Young Musicians of Minnesota in the Orchestra Hall lobby from 1:30-2:45pm prior to their concert to hear a showcase of student chamber ensembles!

This program will be performed with a 20 minute intermission and will last approximately 2 hours.

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Inspire Africa LLC is honored to present the biggest and the very first award show of its kind and magnitude in the Midwest region: The NEGA Awards.

At this award show, we will gather exceptional talent from across North America and put them on one platform to showcase their creativity, authenticity and energy. August 22nd, 2015 is when this battle of the best of the best will take place at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Come celebrate the new and inspired talents of the motherland Africa. It will be an evening you won't forget. With great performances from top African Musicians, it will leave its imprint all over you.

Tickets are on sale now!

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Please note: This event will last approximately 240 minutes with continuous seating.  VIP seating includes 1 drink ticket. 

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.  Drink tickets cannot be emailed.  All drink tickets will be placed in will call for pick up.

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