Download as iCal file
Celebrating Mandela at 100

About This Concert:

“Music,” said Nelson Mandela, “sets people free to dream.” Minnesota Orchestra honors the life of this visionary through words and music conveying hope, unity and peace.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Makaziwe Mandela, speaker
  • Anant Singh, speaker
  • Insingizi, vocal ensemble
  • 29:11, vocal ensemble
  • Minnesota Chorale
  • Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir

Fun Facts:

  • The South African song collections in this program will be performed here as well as in South Africa with members of the Minnesota Chorale.
  • The centenary of Mandela, who was born on July 18, 1918, will be celebrated across South Africa and around the globe in 2018, to commemorate his legacy and to continue his work for equality and freedom.
  • A member of the African National Congress party in the 1940s, Mandela led peaceful protests and armed resistance against the apartheid regime in a racially divided South Africa. Imprisoned for 27 years, he helped negotiate apartheid’s end and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa.
  • Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 is nicknamed From the New World because he wrote it while living in the U.S. in the 1890s, when he became interested in African American spirituals and melodies, saying “These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them.”
  • New worlds were on the mind of astronaut Neil Armstrong, when he took a recording of the New World Symphony on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Sommerfest

Celebrating Mandela at 100

Tickets

1523525725

1532134800

1555666525

Fri Jul 20 8pm Buy

Stained glass detail, Regina Mundi Church, Soweto

Stained glass detail, Regina Mundi Church, Soweto

About This Concert:

“Music,” said Nelson Mandela, “sets people free to dream.” Minnesota Orchestra honors the life of this visionary through words and music conveying hope, unity and peace.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Makaziwe Mandela, speaker
  • Anant Singh, speaker
  • Insingizi, vocal ensemble
  • 29:11, vocal ensemble
  • Minnesota Chorale
  • Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir

Fun Facts:

  • The South African song collections in this program will be performed here as well as in South Africa with members of the Minnesota Chorale.
  • The centenary of Mandela, who was born on July 18, 1918, will be celebrated across South Africa and around the globe in 2018, to commemorate his legacy and to continue his work for equality and freedom.
  • A member of the African National Congress party in the 1940s, Mandela led peaceful protests and armed resistance against the apartheid regime in a racially divided South Africa. Imprisoned for 27 years, he helped negotiate apartheid’s end and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa.
  • Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 is nicknamed From the New World because he wrote it while living in the U.S. in the 1890s, when he became interested in African American spirituals and melodies, saying “These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them.”
  • New worlds were on the mind of astronaut Neil Armstrong, when he took a recording of the New World Symphony on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

OH+ Concert activities on Friday July 20 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Orchestra Hall Plus

Orchestra Hall Plus (OH+)

Choose your own Sommerfest adventure with OH+! Enjoy a variety of FREE extras, including performances, exhibits, interactive activities and more, curated with community partners and inspired by our Music for Mandela initiative. Complete the experience with happy hour and themed food from a variety of vendors!