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Osmo Vänskä and Audra McDonald

It's time to celebrate! Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra return to the stage to launch our new season, joined by the legendary Audra McDonald.

If you’ve never experienced the excitement of opening night at Orchestra Hall or the magic that is Audra McDonald, don’t miss this performance. She has earned six Tony® Awards and a devoted fan base who find themselves enraptured by her artistry. The 2015-16 season launches with colorful orchestral showpieces and a thrilling collection of Ms. McDonald’s signature songs.

MOZART
Overture to The Magic Flute

COPLAND
Letter from Home

BARBER
Adagio for Strings

BOCK/HARNICK
“When Did I Fall in Love,” from Fiorello

ARLEN/MERCER
“I Had Myself a True Love,” from St. Louis Woman

LERNER/LOEWE
“I Could Have Danced All Night," from My Fair Lady

OFFENBACH
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

RESPIGHI
Selections from The Fountains of Rome

MANCINI/MERCER
“Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

LOESSER
“Can’t Stop Talking,” from Let’s Dance

STYNE/COMDEN/GREEN
“Make Someone Happy,” from Do Re Mi

RODGERS/HAMMERSTEIN
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” from The Sound of Music

HINDEMITH
March, from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber

Join us for a complimentary champagne toast and post-concert party to launch the new season!

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Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Season Opening

Osmo Vänskä and Audra McDonald

Tickets

-46842926465

1442106000

-46810785665

Sat Sep 12 2015 8pm

Other Performances

Fri Sep 11 2015 8pm

Audra McDonald, soprano | Photo © Autumn de Wilde

Audra McDonald, soprano | Photo © Autumn de Wilde

It's time to celebrate! Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra return to the stage to launch our new season, joined by the legendary Audra McDonald.

If you’ve never experienced the excitement of opening night at Orchestra Hall or the magic that is Audra McDonald, don’t miss this performance. She has earned six Tony® Awards and a devoted fan base who find themselves enraptured by her artistry. The 2015-16 season launches with colorful orchestral showpieces and a thrilling collection of Ms. McDonald’s signature songs.

MOZART
Overture to The Magic Flute

COPLAND
Letter from Home

BARBER
Adagio for Strings

BOCK/HARNICK
“When Did I Fall in Love,” from Fiorello

ARLEN/MERCER
“I Had Myself a True Love,” from St. Louis Woman

LERNER/LOEWE
“I Could Have Danced All Night," from My Fair Lady

OFFENBACH
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

RESPIGHI
Selections from The Fountains of Rome

MANCINI/MERCER
“Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

LOESSER
“Can’t Stop Talking,” from Let’s Dance

STYNE/COMDEN/GREEN
“Make Someone Happy,” from Do Re Mi

RODGERS/HAMMERSTEIN
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” from The Sound of Music

HINDEMITH
March, from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber

Join us for a complimentary champagne toast and post-concert party to launch the new season!

Read program notes

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday September 12 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Photo Booth

Photo booth and more!

When: Pre-Concert 6-7:50pm
Mary Louise Knutson, pianist | Lobby
Beethoven Photo Booth | Lobby
Snap a photo with Beethoven and receive a free Minnesota Orchestra Beethoven CD!
Forget Me Knot Photo Booth

Wine

Toast the season

When: Post-Concert
Toast with Osmo Vänskä | Lobby
Minnesota Orchestra Jazz Quartet
Chuck Lazarus, trumpet / Tommy Barbarella, piano / Dave Williamson, bass / Peter Kogan, drums