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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

The Minnesota Orchestra Performs Mozart and Debussy, June 8 to 10

Pianist Ingrid Fliter returns to Orchestra Hall to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23  

Juanjo Mena conducts the Orchestra in concerts featuring Debussy’s Images


Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut in concerts June 8 to 10 at Orchestra Hall. The concerts include de Falla’s Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve and Debussy’s evocative Images, and at the heart of the program is a performance by Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter. Fliter first performed with the Orchestra in 2010 and returned in 2012. In these upcoming concerts, she plays Mozart’s captivating Piano Concerto No. 23.

The concerts are performed at the Orchestra’s home venue in downtown Minneapolis, Orchestra Hall, on Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m.; Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $25 to $96. Tickets are available online at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the section at the conclusion of this press release.

Ingrid Fliter, piano
Ingrid Fliter is the only woman to have received the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award. Since making her North American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony in 2006, she has appeared with major American ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony and National Symphony; internationally with many European orchestras; and at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia, Blossom and Brevard summer festivals. Highlights of her 2016-17 season have included her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood; returns to the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and New World symphonies; her Philadelphia recital debut; and a tour of Spain with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. More: cmartists.com, ingridfliter.com.

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena is the chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic. His 2016-17 season has also included debuts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony and Swedish Radio Orchestra, as well as return visits to the orchestras of Boston, Cincinnati, Copenhagen, Dresden and Oslo, and two European tours with the BBC Philharmonic. He has worked with European orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Radio Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic, as well as all the major Spanish orchestras. He has also conducted many leading North American orchestras, including the Chicago, Boston, Houston, Cincinnati, Montreal and Toronto symphony orchestras, the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, and the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras. More: cami.com, juanjomena.com.

Spanish melodies, Mozart’s brilliance and impressions of Europe.
The popular Interlude and Dance from Falla’s rarely-staged opera La Vida Breve includes some of the composer’s most festive melodies, showcasing his commitment to the lively music and culture of Spain.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 is filled with touching gallantry, highlighted by a poignant minor-key middle movement in which the piano sings with operatic grace. The spirited finale keeps the soloist in perpetual motion.

One of Debussy’s most colorful and expressive scores, Images takes listeners on a musical journey from England to Spain to France. Many instruments are featured along the way, including the oboe d’amore, the oboe’s rarely-heard sibling, featured prominently in the first movement.


Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts
MOZART AND DEBUSSY

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11 a.m. / Orchestra Hall
Friday, June 9, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Juanjo Mena
, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

FALLA                                  Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve
MOZART                              Piano Concerto No. 23
DEBUSSY                             Images

Tickets: $25 to $96


 TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION 

Subscription packages and individual tickets 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 Center, 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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