- 2 Minnesota Orchestra Concerts
- 2 Parking Vouchers
- $50 Dining Gift Card
About This Concert:
Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.
- $5 Happy Hour
- Local craft brews
- Meet the musicians onstage
The spirit of Paris runs like the Seine through this program with two 18th-century symphonies dedicated to the City of Light and a hauntingly beautiful 19th-century religious work by one of Paris’ most treasured composers, Fauré.
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Bernard Labadie, conductor
- Hélène Guilmette, soprano
- Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
- Minnesota Chorale
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 31, Paris
- Both Mozart and Rigel were born in German-speaking countries and came as young men to Paris hoping for fame; Rigel found it, but Mozart didn’t and returned home to Austria.
- Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 was premiered in Paris by a larger orchestra than the composer had ever heard, prompting his father to quip that the French must like noisy symphonies.
- Fauré’s Requiem is filled with a quiet beauty, “dominated from beginning to end,” said the composer, “by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”
- Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.
About This Concert:
An all-American tour-de-force program including Bernstein’s first film score On the Waterfront, the suite from Copland’s ever-popular ballet Billy the Kid and a U.S. premiere by House of Cards composer Jeff Beal.
Suite from Billy the Kid
Flute Concerto [U.S. Premiere]
- Bernstein centennial celebrations are starting up all over the world, and we launch ours with this early masterpiece for Hollywood.
- Bernstein was chosen to write the score for On the Waterfront largely because of his celebrity in the early 1950s and the producers wanted “a big name” on the posters to help sell tickets to the film.
- Today, Waterfront is remembered for the power of Marlon Brando’s performance and Bernstein’s score, both of which shocked audiences with a blend of tenderness and violence.
- Copland’s Billy the Kid contains a gunfight (tricky percussion!)—written so convincingly that few composers have attempted it since.
- Jeff Beal has four Emmys for his film and television scores, including Netflix’s House of Cards.
- Stay after for a NightCap chamber performance featuring Eeyore Has a Birthday.
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Tickets for young listeners (ages 6-17) are available for $12 each with the purchase of an adult subscription. Tickets for college students (ages 18+) with a valid student ID are available for $12 each in price sections 1-4.
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Step 3: Select Dining Card
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