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Spirit & Spring: Beethoven's Eroica

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Russian Easter Overture

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Lark Ascending

MESSIAEN
Exotic Birds

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Osmo Vänskä begins our tribute to spirit and spring with Rimsky-Korsakov’s transcendent Russian Easter Overture, taking the listener from darkness and mystery to the celebration and rebirth of earth after the death of winter. The arrival of spring is further heralded in Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, its exquisite melodies delivered by Concertmaster Erin Keefe. Messiaen called birds “the greatest musicians” on the planet; hear them sing in this enchanting showpiece for piano. The program concludes with Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony, which the Orchestra will also perform during its May 2015 trip to Cuba.

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Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
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Spirit & Spring: Beethoven's Eroica

Tickets $29-$96

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Sat Apr 4 2015 8pm

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Erin Keefe

Erin Keefe

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Russian Easter Overture

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Lark Ascending

MESSIAEN
Exotic Birds

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Osmo Vänskä begins our tribute to spirit and spring with Rimsky-Korsakov’s transcendent Russian Easter Overture, taking the listener from darkness and mystery to the celebration and rebirth of earth after the death of winter. The arrival of spring is further heralded in Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, its exquisite melodies delivered by Concertmaster Erin Keefe. Messiaen called birds “the greatest musicians” on the planet; hear them sing in this enchanting showpiece for piano. The program concludes with Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony, which the Orchestra will also perform during its May 2015 trip to Cuba.

Download Program Notes (pdf)

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