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Mendelssohn and Mozart

About This Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra’s cello section performs works for cello ensemble. Mendelssohn’s Second String Quartet and Mozart’s Quintet for Strings in G minor round out the program on this Sunday afternoon chamber concert, designed by Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No. 2

FITZENHAGEN
Concert Waltzes for Four Cellos

STRAVINSKY
Pulcinella Suite for Four Cellos

PIAZZOLLA/arr. Orman
Two Tangos for Five Cellos and Bandoneon

MOZART
String Quintet in G minor

Download program notes (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • Mendelssohn began work on his quartet right around the time that Beethoven died. He makes several vivid references to Beethoven’s string quartets throughout the piece.
  • The nickname for Mendelssohn’s quartet is “Frage,” meaning “Question” in German.
  • Mozart’s Quintet in G minor was written one month apart from his Quintet in C major. Stylistically, the two quintets are complete opposites of each other. The same thing happened when he wrote his Symphonies No. 40 and 41, which are also in G minor and C major, respectively.
Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/plan-your-visit/general-information

IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE UPDATE! LAST UPDATED SUN APR 15, 10:15AM

This concert will be performed as scheduled. We understand that transportation to Orchestra Hall may vary by patron due to weather conditions in your area—therefore, we have lifted our normal exchange policy. Should you be unable to attend any performance listed here, please note your tickets are fully exchangeable with no additional fees up to 7 business days after scheduled performance date.

Should weather circumstances deteriorate and impact the performance schedule, updates will be posted here no later than three hours prior to event. See below for additional details.

Performance cancelations will also be communicated publically via Facebook, Twitter, WCCO, MPR, and local television stations.

If inclement weather prevents you from attending a Minnesota Orchestra performance, contact us as soon as possible prior to the event to make alternative arrangements, excluding a refund. Online exchanges are also available for your convenience.

It is only in the rarest of instances that the Minnesota Orchestra might find it necessary to cancel a performance. Any performance cancelation will be noted on our website's home page and on the performance detail page at least three hours prior to a performance.

We will make our best effort to inform all ticketed patrons affected by such closures or cancelations via phone and email as soon as possible. For best service, we ask that patrons make sure the Minnesota Orchestra has a current email address on file.

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium

Mendelssohn and Mozart

Tickets

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1558546069

Sun Apr 15 2018 4:30pm

Anthony Ross, Silver Ainomäe, Beth Rapier, Arek Tesarczyk

Anthony Ross, Silver Ainomäe, Beth Rapier, Arek Tesarczyk

IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE UPDATE! LAST UPDATED SUN APR 15, 10:15AM

This concert will be performed as scheduled. We understand that transportation to Orchestra Hall may vary by patron due to weather conditions in your area—therefore, we have lifted our normal exchange policy. Should you be unable to attend any performance listed here, please note your tickets are fully exchangeable with no additional fees up to 7 business days after scheduled performance date.

Should weather circumstances deteriorate and impact the performance schedule, updates will be posted here no later than three hours prior to event. See below for additional details.

Performance cancelations will also be communicated publically via Facebook, Twitter, WCCO, MPR, and local television stations.

If inclement weather prevents you from attending a Minnesota Orchestra performance, contact us as soon as possible prior to the event to make alternative arrangements, excluding a refund. Online exchanges are also available for your convenience.

It is only in the rarest of instances that the Minnesota Orchestra might find it necessary to cancel a performance. Any performance cancelation will be noted on our website's home page and on the performance detail page at least three hours prior to a performance.

We will make our best effort to inform all ticketed patrons affected by such closures or cancelations via phone and email as soon as possible. For best service, we ask that patrons make sure the Minnesota Orchestra has a current email address on file.

About This Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra’s cello section performs works for cello ensemble. Mendelssohn’s Second String Quartet and Mozart’s Quintet for Strings in G minor round out the program on this Sunday afternoon chamber concert, designed by Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No. 2

FITZENHAGEN
Concert Waltzes for Four Cellos

STRAVINSKY
Pulcinella Suite for Four Cellos

PIAZZOLLA/arr. Orman
Two Tangos for Five Cellos and Bandoneon

MOZART
String Quintet in G minor

Download program notes (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • Mendelssohn began work on his quartet right around the time that Beethoven died. He makes several vivid references to Beethoven’s string quartets throughout the piece.
  • The nickname for Mendelssohn’s quartet is “Frage,” meaning “Question” in German.
  • Mozart’s Quintet in G minor was written one month apart from his Quintet in C major. Stylistically, the two quintets are complete opposites of each other. The same thing happened when he wrote his Symphonies No. 40 and 41, which are also in G minor and C major, respectively.
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