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Vänskä Conducts New World Symphony

Guarantors' Celebration

During the first two weeks in November, we perform concerts in dedication to the Orchestra’s outstanding community of donors. We are deeply grateful to all who give in extraordinary ways to ensure the Minnesota Orchestra’s artistic and financial well-being. Ticket sales only cover one-quarter of the Orchestra’s annual budget. Your generosity supports our exceptional musicians and this outstanding season of music. The Minnesota Orchestra belongs to all of us—thank you for investing in its future. Become a donor and support the music you love »

About this Concert:

Dvořák's Ninth and Copland’s moving Lincoln Portrait inspire a love of home and a call to our deepest American ideals.

COPLAND
Lincoln Portrait

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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More Details:

  • Dvořák wrote his Ninth while visiting America; his influences were the wide expanse of the Midwest prairie, and the songs of Native and African Americans.
  • Dvořák visited Minnehaha Falls on his American travels, jotting down a tune that came to him on his shirt cuff because he had no paper.
  • Neil Armstrong took a recording of Dvořák’s Ninth on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon-landing mission.
  • Copland’s Lincoln Portrait contains moving excerpts of our 16th president’s Gettysburg Address.
  • Walter Cronkite, Julius Erving (“Dr. J.”), Tom Hanks, and James Taylor have all done the honors as narrator in Lincoln Portrait.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Vänskä Conducts New World Symphony

Tickets

1510435708

1478188800

1542576508

Thu Nov 3 2016 11am

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Fri Nov 4 2016 8pm

Sat Nov 5 2016 8pm

Sunset over Pricopan Chain, Macin Mountains | Photo © Tiberiu Sahlean

Sunset over Pricopan Chain, Macin Mountains | Photo © Tiberiu Sahlean

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Guarantors' Celebration

During the first two weeks in November, we perform concerts in dedication to the Orchestra’s outstanding community of donors. We are deeply grateful to all who give in extraordinary ways to ensure the Minnesota Orchestra’s artistic and financial well-being. Ticket sales only cover one-quarter of the Orchestra’s annual budget. Your generosity supports our exceptional musicians and this outstanding season of music. The Minnesota Orchestra belongs to all of us—thank you for investing in its future. Become a donor and support the music you love »

About this Concert:

Dvořák's Ninth and Copland’s moving Lincoln Portrait inspire a love of home and a call to our deepest American ideals.

COPLAND
Lincoln Portrait

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Read program notes

More Details:

  • Dvořák wrote his Ninth while visiting America; his influences were the wide expanse of the Midwest prairie, and the songs of Native and African Americans.
  • Dvořák visited Minnehaha Falls on his American travels, jotting down a tune that came to him on his shirt cuff because he had no paper.
  • Neil Armstrong took a recording of Dvořák’s Ninth on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon-landing mission.
  • Copland’s Lincoln Portrait contains moving excerpts of our 16th president’s Gettysburg Address.
  • Walter Cronkite, Julius Erving (“Dr. J.”), Tom Hanks, and James Taylor have all done the honors as narrator in Lincoln Portrait.
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OH+ Concert activities on Thursday November 3 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Coffee

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts before the concert. Available at all lobby bars.

Phillip Gainsley

Concert Preview

When: 10:15-10:45am
Where: Auditorium
Join Philip Gainsley, Justice Alan Page and Roderick Cox for an informative and entertaining look at the concert repertoire and themes. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä CD Signing

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Meet our esteemed music director and get a CD signed after the concert!

Photo Exhibit

European Tour and Vikings Photo Exhibit

When: Pre- and post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy a lobby exhibit featuring photos from our 2016 European Tour and the Minnesota Vikings half-time performance.