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Debussy's La Mer

About This Concert:

Juraj Valčuha returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s powerful Third Piano Concerto and Debussy’s shape-shifting picture of the sea, La mer.

LYADOV
The Enchanted Lake

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 3

RESPIGHI
The Fountains of Rome

DEBUSSY
La mer

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Fun Facts:

  • At six-foot-six, Rachmaninoff had hands that could span three notes farther than most pianists—one of the reasons his Concerto No. 3 is the most daunting in all the pianist’s literature.
  • The Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parent’s record collection and came to the US when he was only 14 to focus on jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
  • Gerstein won the prestigious (and slightly mysterious) Gilmore Award in 2010, bestowed every four years on an unsuspecting pianist anywhere in the world in recognition of exceptional artistry.
  • Debussy’s parents had plans for their son to join the navy, but Debussy rarely got close to large bodies of water and instead let his imagination set sail when he created his vivid orchestration of the sea in La mer.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Debussy's La Mer

Tickets

1524137968

1519923600

1556278768

Thu Mar 1 2018 11am

Other Performances

Fri Mar 2 2018 8pm

Sat Mar 3 2018 8pm

La Mer

La Mer

About This Concert:

Juraj Valčuha returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s powerful Third Piano Concerto and Debussy’s shape-shifting picture of the sea, La mer.

LYADOV
The Enchanted Lake

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 3

RESPIGHI
The Fountains of Rome

DEBUSSY
La mer

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • At six-foot-six, Rachmaninoff had hands that could span three notes farther than most pianists—one of the reasons his Concerto No. 3 is the most daunting in all the pianist’s literature.
  • The Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parent’s record collection and came to the US when he was only 14 to focus on jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
  • Gerstein won the prestigious (and slightly mysterious) Gilmore Award in 2010, bestowed every four years on an unsuspecting pianist anywhere in the world in recognition of exceptional artistry.
  • Debussy’s parents had plans for their son to join the navy, but Debussy rarely got close to large bodies of water and instead let his imagination set sail when he created his vivid orchestration of the sea in La mer.
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OH+ Concert activities on Thursday March 1 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee from Driven Coffee Roasters and donuts from A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!

Kairos Alive!

Kairos Alive!

When: 9:30-10:30am
Where: Target Atrium
Join Kairos Alive! at Orchestra Hall on March 1st for a revival of the community Dance Hall with a contemporary twist. Dance to and enjoy the Hot Club Swing music of Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra led by Kairos Alive!'s professional artists.

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 10:15-10:35am
Where: Auditorium
Join Phillip Gainsley and Roger Frisch 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.

Color of Harmonies Exhibition

Rippling Light - Ponte Vecchio 18x48" oil on linen, 2017

"Color of Harmonies" Exhibition

When: Pre-concert/intermission
Where: Balcony A
Mary Pettis has created a series of paintings to pair with The Minnesota Orchestra’s performance. The series is an invitation to find the music within the images and to understand the vehicles of expression and the different means by which they manifest.