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Artist Change Notice: André Watts Forced to Cancel Sommerfest Performance

André Watts Forced to Cancel Sommerfest Performance; Instead Pianist Zhang Zuo to Perform Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, July 9, Orchestra Hall


Pianist André Watts, who was slated to perform Edward MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Minnesota Orchestra this Saturday evening as part of Sommerfest, has injured his back and regrettably will not be able to travel to Minneapolis for the performance. Instead, pianist Zhang Zuo, who will make her Minnesota Orchestra debut this Friday evening, will return to the stage on Saturday, July 9, to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton and the Minnesota Orchestra. In an additional change, the concert will now begin with Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream instead of MacDowell’s Hamlet and Ophelia. The second half of the program will remain the same, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony.

Current ticketholders are being notified of the artist and repertoire change by email and voice message. Patrons with questions can contact Minnesota Orchestra Ticket Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-371-5656.


Revised concert listing:
Sommerfest
BEETHOVEN AND RACHMANINOFF

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 8 p.m./ Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor
Zhang Zuo, piano

MENDELSSOHN             Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BEETHOVEN                    Piano Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF               Symphony No. 2

Free events in the Target Atrium:

6:45-7:45pm: Patty and the Buttons
Post-concert: Chris Lomheim, jazz piano

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