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BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 2

PENDERECKI
Cello Concerto No. 2

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3

Osmo Vänskä has a passionate connection to each of the pieces on this program—from the bracing power of Beethoven's Leonore Overture to the autumnal beauty of Brahms' Third. This concert is a glorious exploration of colors and moods for a world-class ensemble. And in its center is a powerful solo piece featuring a cello virtuoso too little known on this side of the Atlantic, Finland's Arto Noras, hailed by The New York Times for his stunning technique.

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The extraordinary talent of our musicians shines in these rich and diverse chamber music concerts programmed and performed by members of the Minnesota Orchestra.

BRITTEN
Phantasy for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello

KODÁLY
Duo for Violin and Cello

BRAHMS
Quartet No. 3 in C minor for Piano and Strings

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For anyone not trekking regularly to Broadway, the local movie house was the place to fall in love with the classic musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein: South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, State Fair and Oklahoma!

Now, for one spellbinding weekend only, Orchestra Hall becomes a movie palace. Rediscover the best of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s marvelous musicals on film—complete with the Minnesota Orchestra delivering the soundtrack live as highlights from these unforgettable stories are shown on the silver screen—in utterly perfect synchronization. Great moments from the world’s greatest musicals, gorgeous music performed by the best: get ready for your heart to be stolen all over again!

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Fashion enthusiasts can expect an impeccably curated presentation of style, fashion, hair, makeup, music and glam. Staying true to their intention for the event to serve as a source of inspiration and trend-spotting, Envision will show current Spring 2016 collections from some of the best fashion brands in the Twin Cities.

The runway show will feature Spring/Summer collections from the following local designers: Cliche, Cory Allen, Emily Trevor, Form Over Function, Hiccup by Handley, Jenny Carle, Joeleen Torvick, Kjurek, and Russell Bourrienne. Accessories designers and boutiques include: Aldo, Goldfine Jewelry, Goorin Bros., Mona Williams, Rewind, SEE Eyewear andStephanie Lake Design.

Ignite is also pleased to present Amy Shetler as key stylist, assisted by Paige Frandsen,with hair by HAUS Salon and makeup led by Andrea Holton.

Special live performance by Monsieur Adi, Hosted by John Mark Hostetler

Afterparty The Exchange Nightclub & Alibi Lounge 11pm-2am

General Admission: Standing Room only, entry begins at 8pm; advance price until April 1 $29.50; $34.50 after April 1

VIP Admission: $64.50 VIP ticket (limited availability) includes seating, early entry at 7pm, VIP hour (7pm‐8pm complimentary food tasting with local restaurants in the Target Atrium with special guest music performances) and Swag Bag 

Front Row Admission: $79.50 Front Row ticket includes all perks of VIP + Front Row Seat (limited availability)

A portion of the event proceeds, 100% of the silent auction and $1 of every presale ticket will benefit our non-profit partner, Public Functionary.

For more information please visit www.envisionmpls.com

Please Note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $3.50 facility fee and a $1 charitable contribution to benefit Public Functionary.  There are no service charges for in-person transactions at the Orchestra Hall Box Office or Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Offices. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

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BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

STRAVINSKY
Petrushka (1947 revision)

Our season-long journey into Bach’s wonderful Brandenburg Concertos continues with the Third, beloved for its moments of dance-like joy. The 10 minute smile of genius that is Brandenburg No. 3 might well have given rise to the phrase “good things come in small packages.” This concert concludes with Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka—an explosion of glorious color for the full orchestra.

Please note: This event is recommended for ages 13 and over. All concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult.

About Symphony in 60

Feel the electricity of a classical concert in only 60 minutes! Come early for happy hour, enjoy the performance and stay late for a post-concert onstage gathering with Minnesota Orchestra musicians. View more Symphony in 60 concerts »

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BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

HIGDON
Viola Concerto

STRAVINSKY
Petrushka (1947 revision)

Our season-long journey into Bach's wonderful Brandenburg Concertos continues with the Third, beloved for its moments of dance-like joy.

The 10-minutes smile of genius that is Brandenburg No. 3 might well have given rise to the phrase “good things come in small packages.” This concert concludes with Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka—an explosion of glorious color for the full orchestra. But first we're treated to a glimmering new work for strings and solo viola by one of America's leading composers, Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Higdon.

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Now in its 11th year, this is an annual high school choral festival co-sponsored by Concordia Univeristy, St. Paul and the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

Seven choirs will each present a 10 minute program, concluding the evening with the 400 voices singing in two massed choir pieces led by nationally renowned guest conductor Dr. Joshua Habermann, conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Choir and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

The choirs participating are:

  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Christus Chorus (David Mennicke, Conductor and Festival Coordinator)

And Six Minnesota high school choirs chosen by state-wide competitive audition:

  • Andover High School Bel Canto, Shaun Halland, conductor
  • Eastview High School Concert Choir, Gregory Douma, conductor
  • Mounds Park Academy Madrigal Singers, John Habermann, conductor
  • Northfield High School Concert Choir, Kyle Eastman, conductor
  • Orono High School Chamber Singers, Nichole Brenna, conductor
  • St. Michael-Albertville High School Concert Choir, Joseph Osowski, conductor

This performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $2.50 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at the Orchestra Hall Box Office or Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Offices. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

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BRAHMS
Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Lecture–Demonstration of Ein deutsches Requiem:
An Exploration of music and meaning with Helmuth Rilling

Intermission

Performance of Ein deutsches Requiem

There is no conductor in the world choral singers are more thrilled to sing for than Helmuth Rilling.

This esteemed German artist brings to the podium a lifetime of passionate, painstaking study of Brahms' gorgeous German Requiem. Brahms, writing in the days after his mother's death, filled this work with both serene beauty and earthy, riveting choruses. The concert begins with Rilling's special lecture-demonstration with the Orchestra and Chorale, illuminating the subtleties and life-affirming messages in Brahms' masterwork.

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Magic Circle Mime Company

Recommended for all grade levels
Magic Circle Mime returns to Orchestra Hall! We all know that Music reigns at Orchestra Hall… but what happens when three meddlesome characters—Music, Noise and Silence—barge in and cause a ruckus?

Only with the help of the audience, and Music, will the conductor be able to bring harmony back to the Orchestra. Music performed will include excerpts from Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, Bach’s Fugue in G minor, Ives’ Country Band March and more.

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  • Jeremy Walker, piano
  • Bryan Nichols, piano
  • John Raymond, trumpet
  • Chris Thompson, saxophone
  • Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • JT Bates, drums

New Orleans invented it, Chicago expanded it, New York refined it—but the Midwest territory opened it up and taught it to swing.

Our home turf has a longstanding tradition of experimenting and innovating, from the traveling dance-combo territory bands to the blues-drenched independence of Chicago’s great state-chartered collective for supporting original music: the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Continuing this fluid, open tradition of earthy innovation, this concert brings together the largest AJE ensemble to date. Sparks will fly as Jeremy Walker combines the musicians from several incarnations of the AJE in a musical throwdown. Join us for a celebratory season finale that brings listeners fully into the present state of jazz with an evening of all-original music by Jeremy Walker and Bryan Nichols.

Listen to the February 25, 2016 performance of The Idiosyncrats in the Target Atrium

Jazz in the Target Atrium’s 2015-16 Season: The New Regionalism

This season, Jazz in the Target Atrium celebrates our region’s vibrancy and adds a Twin Cities twist to the story of jazz as written in legendary halls across the country. This great American art form has been nurtured in many ways, from New Orleans and New York to Chicago, Kansas City and beyond. Now the Atrium Jazz Ensemble steps up to take its place among the musicians who guide jazz into the future.

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble—the house orchestra for Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall, led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker—is a fluid group whose size shifts with the programs. Performing are some of the region’s finest musicians and composers, presenting original music rooted in jazz found anywhere from Texas to our own twin towns.

Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM

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