About This Concert:
Wagner’s beautiful chamber work Siegfried Idyll, Liszt’s glittering Piano Concerto No. 1 and the soaring Symphony No. 2 by Schumann.
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Markus Stenz, conductor
- Louis Lortie, piano
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 2
- Richard Wagner surprised his wife at Christmas long ago with Siegfried Idyll, and her standards were awfully high, as she was also the daughter of Franz Liszt.
- Of course the piano is the most important instrument in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, but the tiny solo triangle comes in a surprisingly close second.
- Canada’s Louis Lortie knows his Liszt, and his recent Liszt recording won a “Ten Best” citation from The New Yorker.
- Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 was a triumph against all odds, written while the composer weathered debilitating mental-health challenges and a constant ringing in his ears.
About This Concert:
Join us in the Target Atrium for an engaging and interactive concert featuring Minnesota Orchestra flutist Adam Kuenzel, guitarist Magdalena Loza Flores, and talented guest musicians from the audience!
- Adam Kuenzel, flute
- Magdalena Loza Flores, guitar
- The Minnesota Orchestra's sensory-friendly small ensemble concerts are inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities.
- Concerts take place in a relaxed environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music with family and friends.
- Lyndie Walker, MT-BC, of Toneworks Music Therapy Services hosts these concerts.
- Fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, and quiet spaces are available at all Sensory-Friendly Concerts, and attendees can also access online preparatory materials one month before performances. Stand-alone chairs provide for flexible seating and open space is available for those who wish to sit on the floor or move around the room.
Sensory-Friendly Concerts are free for attendees, but tickets are required. You can order in advance or on the day of the event.