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"Inside the Classics" Concert Explores Stravinsky's Petrushka, Feb. 16

 

Casual series at Orchestra Hall is led by conductor Sarah Hicks and hosted by Sam Bergman 

February 16 concert features Stravinsky’s Petrushka and other works


The Minnesota Orchestra performs an Inside the Classics program on Saturday, February 16, taking a close look at Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka. The work was one of three major ballet scores—along with Firebird and The Rite of Spring—the legendary Russian composer wrote for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris during the years 1910 to 1913. On the first half of the concert, host and Orchestra violist Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks will delve into the history of this ballet, and the Orchestra will play additional music by Richard Wagner, Maurice Ravel and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The Orchestra will perform Petrushka in full after intermission.

Inside the Classics is a Minnesota Orchestra concert series that explores great musical works through performances and enlightening conversation. The programs for this series are designed by Orchestra violist Sam Bergman and Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks. Additional Inside the Classics concerts this year feature Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony on April 13 and the music of LGBT artists on June 1. Each Inside the Classics concert features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.

This Minnesota Orchestra concert is performed at the ensemble’s home venue in downtown Minneapolis, Orchestra Hall, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $50. More information is available 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.


Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra’s 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 remainder of the 2018-19 season she will lead the Orchestra in performances with Dessa—to be recorded for a future album on the Doomtree label—Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry and Igudesman & Joo; a Star Trek Into Darkness film music concert; and Inside the Classics programs. Away from Orchestra Hall, she conducts concerts this season with the Antwerp Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Dallas Symphony and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. More: minnesotaorchestra.org

Sam Bergman, host and viola
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 he 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 appeared in many Minnesota Orchestra chamber music concerts, including a performance in February of Bacewicz’s Piano Quintet No. 1. He has written frequently for the Orchestra’s website, including a series of posts about the historic Cuba tour in 2015. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.


Minnesota Orchestra Inside the Classics
THE PUPPET MASTER: STRAVINSKY’S PETRUSHKA

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sam Bergman, host and viola 

STRAVINSKY             Petrushka

Tickets: $30 to $50

This concert features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

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 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 2018-19 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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