Cristian Măcelaru conducts the Orchestra on Thursday, April 14, with a one-hour program featuring Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto
Optional activities are offered before and after “Symphony in 60” concerts, including a pre-concert happy hour at Orchestra Hall and an onstage gathering with Orchestra musicians immediately after the concert
The Minnesota Orchestra launches the second season of “Symphony in 60”—a series of classical concerts in a one-hour format, bookended by optional pre- and post-concert social activities—on Thursday, April 14. Guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads a program that includes Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a 20th-century score originally written for ballet that tells the tale of a lively group of puppets, and Bach’s sparkling Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, which features a small group of the Orchestra’s fine string musicians.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. with an optional happy hour at Orchestra Hall, which offers 50% off all beverages at lobby bars pre-concert. The concert program runs from approximately 8 to 9 p.m., with no intermission, and is followed immediately by a gathering which welcomes audience members onstage to meet and greet the Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
The concert is performed at the Orchestra’s home venue in downtown Minneapolis, Orchestra Hall, on Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m., with single tickets priced at $29 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 and up. Subscriptions and individual tickets for all 2015-16 season concerts are available online 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.
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Cristian Măcelaru is one of the fastest-rising stars of the conducting world. Currently the Conductor in Residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he recently debuted with Cincinnati Opera in highly acclaimed performances of Il Trovatore and with the New York Philharmonic in an all-Rachmaninoff subscription program. He makes return appearances in the 2015-16 season at the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra. More: macelaru.com.
Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concert
SYMPHONY IN 60: STRAVINSKY'S PETRUSHKA
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947 revision)
UST Night: The Minnesota Orchestra is collaborating with the University of St. Thomas to offer specially-planned activities for students with a valid University of St. Thomas student ID.
Symphony and Suds: Patrons will enjoy free samples from Sociable Cider Werks (pre-concert only), as well as a variety of other Sociable brews available for purchase at all lobby bars throughout the evening.
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 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 2015-16 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.
Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator