Music Director Osmo Vänskä to conduct Symphony Ball performance at Orchestra Hall
The Orchestra’s largest annual fundraiser features “Sounds of the Cinema” theme
Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith will appear onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra as the special guest artist for the Orchestra’s largest annual fundraising event, Symphony Ball. Presented under the theme “Sounds of the Cinema,” the 2018 Ball features a Minnesota Orchestra performance, led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, comprising music from favorite movie scores and soundtracks spanning film history. Messersmith will join the Orchestra onstage during the concert for a special collaborative performance. The 2018 Ball, which is chaired by Lloyd and Karen Kepple, will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Orchestra Hall and the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets will be available February 15 at minnesotaorchestra.org.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in rural Washington, singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith began playing music in church at a young age, and counts Sandi Patti, Carman, DC Talk and Michael W. Smith amongst his earliest musical influences. He began his musical training on the trumpet, then turned to the guitar as his instrument of choice, eventually relocating to Minneapolis to study music. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, messersmith crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy. His second album, Late Stage Capitalism, will be released in March 2018 on Glassnote Records. More: jeremymessersmith.com.
“Sounds of the Cinema”
Inspired by the popularity of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Movies & Music series presenting popular movies with the soundtrack performed live, the 2018 Symphony Ball, Sounds of the Cinema, celebrates the magic of music in the movies. Music Director Osmo Vänskä will conduct the Orchestra in a performance of music from the most memorable moments in movie history across a range of genres, plus a special performance by Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith. Following the full Orchestra concert, messersmith will also perform a solo set in the auditorium at Orchestra Hall.
This 62nd-annual Ball, which is the Orchestra’s most significant annual fundraising event, is chaired by Lloyd and Karen Kepple, with Honorary Chairs Dr. Stanley and Luella Goldberg.
Since 1956, the annual Symphony Ball has raised millions of dollars in support of the Minnesota Orchestra, its musicians and education programs.
Sounds of the Cinema
Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Orchestra Hall and the Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
jeremy messersmith, singer-songwriter
More information about the event and program details will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on sale February 15.
For more information, visit minnesotaorchestra.org/symphonyball.
Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator