Casual series at Orchestra Hall is led by conductor Sarah Hicks and hosted by Sam Bergman
July 15 concert explores Dvořák’s musical legacy, focusing on his Seventh Symphony
Inside the Classics, the Minnesota Orchestra’s casual series that explores great classical works through performances and enlightening conversation, concludes its eighth season on July 15, with a program titled Becoming Legend. On the first half of the program, Orchestra violist and host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks will share stories about the life of Czech/Bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák, with the Orchestra performing excerpts from his music and from the music of Czech composers Leoš Janáček and Bedřich Smetana, among others. After intermission, the Orchestra will give a complete performance of Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony.
The concert is performed at the Orchestra’s home venue in downtown Minneapolis, Orchestra Hall, on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., with single tickets priced at $30, $20 for patrons under the age of 40 and $12 for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For more details on purchasing tickets, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, has led a broad range of programs since joining the Orchestra as assistant conductor in 2006. During the upcoming 2017-18 season, she will conduct Orchestra performances with Leslie Odom, Jr., Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Pink Martini, Cloud Cult and Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as the film music concerts including La La Land, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Little Mermaid and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Away from Orchestra Hall, she has recently conducted the San Francisco Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and San Diego Symphony, and debuted with the Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony and Toronto Symphony. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.
Sam Bergman, host
Sam Bergman joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2000. In addition to performing as violist, he serves as host and writer for the Orchestra’s Inside the Classics concert series, and also hosts the Orchestra’s Symphonic Adventures programs for high school audiences. In recent years he has performed as a guest or substitute musician with ensembles including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed in many Minnesota Orchestra chamber music concerts, most recently in Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in January 2017. He has written frequently for the Orchestra’s website, including a series of posts about the historic Cuba tour in May 2015. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.
At all Minnesota Orchestra concerts from July 13 through August 5, audiences are invited to enjoy live music pre- and post-concert, and an array of food and beverage items, available for purchase both inside and outside Orchestra Hall. Featured food vendors include Blue Moon, Cavalcade Creamery, Curds & Cakes, Kramarczuk’s, Ten 01 Social and T-Rex Cookie, plus $5 Happy Hour specials. See concert details below for more information, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org for a full event schedule.
Minnesota Orchestra Casual Concerts
INSIDE THE CLASSICS
BECOMING LEGEND: DVOŘÁK’S SYMPHONY NO. 7
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sam Bergman, host and viola
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7
Pre-concert entertainment provided by Chris Lomheim, 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., in the Target Atrium; Post-concert entertainment provided by LOTT, in the Target Atrium.
Free Samples from our Pint of Music partner, Bad Weather Brewing Company, will be available, while supplies last, in the lobby from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Vinyl Listening Stations curated by Hymie’s Vintage Records will be available in the Orchestra Hall lobby throughout all Sommerfest concerts.
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org or by calling 612-371-5656 or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Stage Door, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); 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.); and at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, two hours before all ticketed performances. For more information, call 612-371-5656 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. 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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Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator