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Inside the Classics: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

About this Concert:

You may think Romeo and Juliet is a grand romance like The Notebook, but what if it’s really closer to The Godfather? Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s take on Shakespeare's classic sees past the puppy love to expose the seedy, violent underbelly of Verona's feuding families.

PROKOFIEV
Romeo and Juliet

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More Details:

  • Performance includes pre-concert happy hour (50% off all beverages) including local craft brews.
  • Intrigued by classical music? First, let violist-host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks be your guides in exploring the classics through witty conversation and orchestral excerpts. Then, after intermission, experience a full performance of the featured work.
  • Prokofiev wrote his first piece—Indian Gallop for solo piano—when he was five, and his first opera when he was nine.
  • Prokofiev was just as good a chess player as he was a composer, beating the world chess champion in 1914.
  • Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet had as tortuous a path to its premiere as any piece ever written—it was first deemed “undanceable” and rejected, then bounced between ballet companies and bottlenecked over fears of official Soviet scorn.
  • Conductors love to rearrange the various numbers of Prokofiev’s ballet and create their own suites from it, often moving the score’s haunting ending up in the order or omitting it altogether.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Inside the Classics: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Love in a Time of War

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1495288195

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Sat Jan 28 2017 8pm

Romeo and Juliet

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Sam Bergman

"Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers has been set to music several times, but Prokofiev was the only one who got it right..."
–Sam Bergman, Viola
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About this Concert:

You may think Romeo and Juliet is a grand romance like The Notebook, but what if it’s really closer to The Godfather? Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s take on Shakespeare's classic sees past the puppy love to expose the seedy, violent underbelly of Verona's feuding families.

PROKOFIEV
Romeo and Juliet

Read program notes (pdf)

More Details:

  • Performance includes pre-concert happy hour (50% off all beverages) including local craft brews.
  • Intrigued by classical music? First, let violist-host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks be your guides in exploring the classics through witty conversation and orchestral excerpts. Then, after intermission, experience a full performance of the featured work.
  • Prokofiev wrote his first piece—Indian Gallop for solo piano—when he was five, and his first opera when he was nine.
  • Prokofiev was just as good a chess player as he was a composer, beating the world chess champion in 1914.
  • Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet had as tortuous a path to its premiere as any piece ever written—it was first deemed “undanceable” and rejected, then bounced between ballet companies and bottlenecked over fears of official Soviet scorn.
  • Conductors love to rearrange the various numbers of Prokofiev’s ballet and create their own suites from it, often moving the score’s haunting ending up in the order or omitting it altogether.
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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

When: 6-7:50pm
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy 50% off all beverages at our lobby bars including local craft brews. Cheers!

Lakes and Legends Brewing Company

Pint of Music Brewery Partner

When: 6-7:45pm (while supplies last)
Where: Lobby
Enjoy FREE brew samples compliments of Lakes & Legends Brewing Company and Pint of Music. #PintOfMusic
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Stage Fighting Demo

Stage Fighting Demo

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer & Target Atrium
Classical Actors Ensemble (CAE), the Twin Cities' theater company exclusively dedicated to English Renaissance drama, will perform a brief scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and discuss how stage violence is safely choreographed and rehearsed.