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The Danube Calls: An Evening of Waltzes

About this Concert:

Inspired by the river that glides by romantic ancient castles and terraced Riesling vineyards, the waltzes of Johann Strauss set all of Vienna in motion.

J. STRAUSS, Jr.
On the Beautiful Blue Danube

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 3

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Fun Facts:

  • Johann Strauss wrote more than 500 waltzes for the courts of 19th-century Vienna, though his father had wanted him to become a banker.
  • One of Strauss’ greatest fans was the reigning genius of the day, Johannes Brahms.
  • William Wolfram has been appearing with the Minnesota Orchestra since the late-1980s and is one of the most warmly welcomed Sommerfest guest artists.
  • The New York Times said of a Wolfram performance: “His technique is flabbergasting; fiendishly difficult octave passages were as child's play, and his strength is tempered by an easy poetry.”

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

The Danube Calls: An Evening of Waltzes

Tickets

1500258650

1501376400

1532399450

Sat Jul 29 8pm Buy

The Danube River

The Danube River

About this Concert:

Inspired by the river that glides by romantic ancient castles and terraced Riesling vineyards, the waltzes of Johann Strauss set all of Vienna in motion.

J. STRAUSS, Jr.
On the Beautiful Blue Danube

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 3

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Johann Strauss wrote more than 500 waltzes for the courts of 19th-century Vienna, though his father had wanted him to become a banker.
  • One of Strauss’ greatest fans was the reigning genius of the day, Johannes Brahms.
  • William Wolfram has been appearing with the Minnesota Orchestra since the late-1980s and is one of the most warmly welcomed Sommerfest guest artists.
  • The New York Times said of a Wolfram performance: “His technique is flabbergasting; fiendishly difficult octave passages were as child's play, and his strength is tempered by an easy poetry.”

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday July 29 / see all upcoming OH+ events

$5 Early Happy Hour

$5 Early Happy Hour

When: 6-7pm
Where: All lobby and patio bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and Sommerfest Craft Cocktails are just $5 during the first hour that our lobby is open.

Chris Lomheim

Free Music: Chris Lomheim

When: 6-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Relax and enjoy Chris Lomheim on the piano. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Where: Throughout Orchestra Hall
It's all about fun and games this year. Challenge your friends to a giant game of Scrabble or chess, play the smartphone augmented reality scavenger hunt to find Osmo Vänskä, experience the USS Enterprise in virtual reality, listen to vinyl records and more! Details »

Minnesota Orchestra Band

Free Music: The Minnesota Orchestra Band

When: 10-11pm
Where: Target Atrium
Enjoy music by MOB, a group of Minnesota Orchestra musicians and like-minded friends who picked up new instruments to form a rock band. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.