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Six O’Clock Serenade: Wilder's Wild Octets

About this Concert:

American composer Alec Wilder, who constantly jumped the border between popular song and classical music, gave his big-band-era Octets tongue-in-cheek titles—and music to match.

WILDER
Octets

More Details:

  • Alec Wilder never became as famous as Gershwin or Bernstein. But like them, he was just as at home writing music for theater, movies, concert halls or nightclubs.
  • His delightful Octets are part swing, dance, classical…and just when you think you’ve got it figured out, here comes the harpsichord!
  • He wrote popular songs for Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and others at the same time he wrote serious concert music.
  • Wilder was one of the great characters of American music; born in 1907, he officially “divorced” himself from his family when he was a teenager, won part of the family fortune, and was largely self-taught as a composer.

The event is FREE to patrons with tickets to the July 16  8pm performance.
Please note: this concert is approximately 40 minutes with no intermission. General Admission seating is available anywhere on the Main Floor.

Presented by:
US Bank

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
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Six O’Clock Serenade: Wilder's Wild Octets

Tickets

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1468710000

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Sat Jul 16 2016 6pm

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra | Photo © Greg Helgeson

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra | Photo © Greg Helgeson

About this Concert:

American composer Alec Wilder, who constantly jumped the border between popular song and classical music, gave his big-band-era Octets tongue-in-cheek titles—and music to match.

WILDER
Octets

More Details:

  • Alec Wilder never became as famous as Gershwin or Bernstein. But like them, he was just as at home writing music for theater, movies, concert halls or nightclubs.
  • His delightful Octets are part swing, dance, classical…and just when you think you’ve got it figured out, here comes the harpsichord!
  • He wrote popular songs for Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and others at the same time he wrote serious concert music.
  • Wilder was one of the great characters of American music; born in 1907, he officially “divorced” himself from his family when he was a teenager, won part of the family fortune, and was largely self-taught as a composer.

The event is FREE to patrons with tickets to the July 16  8pm performance.
Please note: this concert is approximately 40 minutes with no intermission. General Admission seating is available anywhere on the Main Floor.

Presented by:
US Bank