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A Tribute Concert to Sir Neville Marriner

About this Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra family is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Neville Marriner, our music director from 1979 to 1986, at the age of 92.

During his seven seasons as our music director, he presided over a number of firsts, including the Orchestra's first composer-in-residence program (with Libby Larsen and Stephen Paulus) and two international trips, to Australia in 1985 and Hong Kong in 1986, that helped set the stage for our European tours in the late 1990s. And in 1985 he achieved a distinction unique in the Minnesota Orchestra's annals by becoming the first Orchestra music director to be knighted.

Program updates will be noted here. We will inform all ticketed patrons of any program modifications as soon as possible.

MENDELSSOHN
The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 8

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More Details:

  • Sir Neville won his early fame as a violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • After LSO concerts, friends would gather in his London living room to rehearse chamber music. They gave a concert in 1958 in a London church named St. Martin in the Fields.
  • The Marriner-led Academy of St. Martin in the Fields became the most-recorded chamber orchestra in the world, with several hundred titles to their credit; he now holds the title of its Life President.
  • Sir Neville served as the Minnesota Orchestra’s music director 1979-86. One of his sartorial trademarks was white socks.
  • He last conducted the Minnesota Orchestra during the 2006-2007 season.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

A Tribute Concert to Sir Neville Marriner

Tickets

1510737916

1485450000

1542878716

Thu Jan 26 2017 11am

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Fri Jan 27 2017 8pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor | Photo © Travis Anderson

Courtney Lewis, conductor | Photo © Travis Anderson

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"A nostalgic week for me, when I auditioned for the Minnesota Orchestra— Sir Neville Marriner gave me my job in the violin section which I’ve treasured for over 30 years"
–Pamela Arnstein, First Violin
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About this Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra family is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Neville Marriner, our music director from 1979 to 1986, at the age of 92.

During his seven seasons as our music director, he presided over a number of firsts, including the Orchestra's first composer-in-residence program (with Libby Larsen and Stephen Paulus) and two international trips, to Australia in 1985 and Hong Kong in 1986, that helped set the stage for our European tours in the late 1990s. And in 1985 he achieved a distinction unique in the Minnesota Orchestra's annals by becoming the first Orchestra music director to be knighted.

Program updates will be noted here. We will inform all ticketed patrons of any program modifications as soon as possible.

MENDELSSOHN
The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 8

Read program notes

More Details:

  • Sir Neville won his early fame as a violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • After LSO concerts, friends would gather in his London living room to rehearse chamber music. They gave a concert in 1958 in a London church named St. Martin in the Fields.
  • The Marriner-led Academy of St. Martin in the Fields became the most-recorded chamber orchestra in the world, with several hundred titles to their credit; he now holds the title of its Life President.
  • Sir Neville served as the Minnesota Orchestra’s music director 1979-86. One of his sartorial trademarks was white socks.
  • He last conducted the Minnesota Orchestra during the 2006-2007 season.
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OH+ Concert activities on Thursday January 26 / 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.

Sir Neville Marriner Listening Station

Sir Neville Marriner Listening Station

When: 10-10:50am
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Sit back and relax while listening to classic recordings featuring favorites by Copland, Dvořák, and more as performed by Sir Neville Marriner and the Minnesota Orchestra!

Neville

Concert Preview: Remembering Sir Neville Marriner

When: 10:15-10:45am
Where: Auditorium
Join Phillip Gainsley for a special a discussion with Luella Goldberg (former Board Chair and current Life Director), Richard Cisek (former President/CEO) and Michael Anthony (Star Tribune critic) as they share memories about working with Sir Neville Marriner, our music director from 1979 to 1986. This event is free, but a concert ticket is required for entry.