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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Concert Added: Minnesota Orchestra Schedules Second Performance with Dessa, April 14


The Minnesota Orchestra adds a second performance date for concerts with Minnesota rapper-vocalist-essayist Dessa


The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that it has added an additional concert with Minnesota-based rapper-vocalist-essayist Dessa, due to exceptional demand for the original performance scheduled for April 15, 2017. The added concert will occur at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 8 p.m., and will be conducted by Sarah Hicks, the Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. Tickets, priced from $30 to $60, are available now at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.

With tickets for the originally-scheduled concert nearly selling out five months in advance, Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra are thrilled to add this second performance. “I’m excited that Dessa’s fans will have two opportunities to hear her perform with the Minnesota Orchestra,” said Grant Meachum, Director of Live at Orchestra Hall. “The artistic vision that she and Sarah Hicks have for these performances is singular and thrilling, and their work with the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra is going to create two unforgettable evenings at Orchestra Hall.”

Dessa, the Twin Cities’ own multi-talented artist and member of indie hip-hop collective Doomtree, has been working closely with Minnesota Orchestra staff and musicians to prepare a program that crosses genres and boundaries, uniquely blending together some of this state’s strongest musical forces. “I could not possibly design a more supportive community of listeners than the one I’m lucky enough to have in my hometown,” says Dessa. “A sincere thank you to everyone who decided to snag a ticket, to the Minnesota Orchestra, and a special thanks to those people who are trekking in from other states to see the performance. I’m moved by the vote of confidence and determined to make good on it. This one should be epic.”


Live at Orchestra Hall
DESSA
with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, April 14, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks
, conductor
Dessa, rapper, vocalist and essayist

Tickets: $30 to $60


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Individual tickets and subscription packages can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2016-17 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator
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Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
Fax: 612.371.7170

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