About This Concert:
Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.
- $5 Happy Hour
- Local craft brews
- Meet the musicians onstage
The spirit of Paris runs like the Seine through this program with two 18th-century symphonies dedicated to the City of Light and a hauntingly beautiful 19th-century religious work by one of Paris’ most treasured composers, Fauré.
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Bernard Labadie, conductor
- Hélène Guilmette, soprano
- Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
- Minnesota Chorale
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 31, Paris
- Both Mozart and Rigel were born in German-speaking countries and came as young men to Paris hoping for fame; Rigel found it, but Mozart didn’t and returned home to Austria.
- Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 was premiered in Paris by a larger orchestra than the composer had ever heard, prompting his father to quip that the French must like noisy symphonies.
- Fauré’s Requiem is filled with a quiet beauty, “dominated from beginning to end,” said the composer, “by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”
- Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.