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Osmo Vänskä and Alisa Weilerstein

About this Concert:

Alisa Weilerstein makes the cello sing like few others can. Hear her in the unparalleled masterpiece for her instrument, Dvořák's hauntingly beautiful Concerto.

AHO
Gejia, Chinese Images for Orchestra

Dvořák
Cello Concerto

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 5

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More Details:

  • Kalevi Aho, from Finland, was inspired to write Gejia, Chinese Images for Orchestra by the indigenous people of western China.
  • Dvořák, the most famous Czech composer, wrote his Cello Concerto in New York City.
  • One of the treasures of the Weilerstein family album is a picture of Alisa, about three, playing a cereal box cello; she started cello lessons at age four.
  • Weilerstein holds a degree in Russian history.
  • Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 is arguably his most popular work, and the Minnesota Orchestra 2012 recording won enormous critical and audience praise.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Osmo Vänskä and Alisa Weilerstein

Tickets

1486925346

1484445600

1519066146

Sat Jan 14 2017 8pm

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Fri Jan 13 2017 8pm

Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Photo © Harald Hoffmann

Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Photo © Harald Hoffmann

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About this Concert:

Alisa Weilerstein makes the cello sing like few others can. Hear her in the unparalleled masterpiece for her instrument, Dvořák's hauntingly beautiful Concerto.

AHO
Gejia, Chinese Images for Orchestra

Dvořák
Cello Concerto

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 5

Read program notes

More Details:

  • Kalevi Aho, from Finland, was inspired to write Gejia, Chinese Images for Orchestra by the indigenous people of western China.
  • Dvořák, the most famous Czech composer, wrote his Cello Concerto in New York City.
  • One of the treasures of the Weilerstein family album is a picture of Alisa, about three, playing a cereal box cello; she started cello lessons at age four.
  • Weilerstein holds a degree in Russian history.
  • Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 is arguably his most popular work, and the Minnesota Orchestra 2012 recording won enormous critical and audience praise.
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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday January 14 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Singing Strings

Singing Strings Performance

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy Finnish folk music performed by the top students from Evergreen School of Performing Arts as a part of our Finland 100 celebration. The "Singing Strings" have performed in Finnish cultural events across the USA and around the world.

Secret Code

The Secret Code is KIPPIS

When: Pre-concert and intermission
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine Bar
In Finnish, 'kippis' means cheers! In celebration of Finland 100, mention this secret code at the Mezzanine Bar to receive $1 off your beverage. Kippis!

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!

Sara Pajunen

Sara Pajunen Performance

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Stay late to enjoy a performance by Minneapolis-based violinist Sara Pajunen who is described as ‘an amazingly versatile musician who now counts among the most ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside of Finland.’