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Celebrating Mandela at 100

About This Concert:

Osmo Vänskä leads an evening of pageantry celebrating the life journey of Nelson Mandela on his centenary—through words, video tributes and music. Tickets: choose your own price starting at $5.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Makaziwe Mandela, speaker
  • Anant Singh, speaker
  • Insingizi, vocal ensemble
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • 29:11
  • 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.

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

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

Celebrating Mandela at 100

Tickets | Choose your own price starting at $5

1526481934

1532134800

1558622734

Fri Jul 20 8pm Buy

Makaziwe Mandela, speaker;  Osmo Vänskä, conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale | Photo © Greg Hel

Makaziwe Mandela, speaker; Osmo Vänskä, conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale | Photo © Greg Hel

About This Concert:

Osmo Vänskä leads an evening of pageantry celebrating the life journey of Nelson Mandela on his centenary—through words, video tributes and music. Tickets: choose your own price starting at $5.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Makaziwe Mandela, speaker
  • Anant Singh, speaker
  • Insingizi, vocal ensemble
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • 29:11
  • 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.

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Bring a book to donate at your Sommerfest concert and help us send 22,000 books to Africa! Book donation guidelines and information »

Books for Africa

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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!

$5 Happy Hour

$5 Happy Hour

When: 6-7pm
Where: All lobby bars
Cheers! It's summer. Arrive early to enjoy $5 house win, beer and signature drinks. No concert ticket required!