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About this Concert:

After his recent Minnesota Orchestra debut, audiences and musicians quickly wanted guest conductor Juraj Valčuha back on the podium for his astonishing vision and artistry.

HAYDN
Symphony No. 85, La Reine

MOZART
Horn Concerto No. 3

BRITTEN
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

RAVEL
La Valse

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  • You can say it: “Juraj Valčuha” = YOU-rye val-CHEW-uh.
  • Valčuha is a superstar young Slovak who’s conducting more and more in the States because orchestras fall in love with him.
  • Michael Gast began playing French horn when he was 15, growing up in Tallahassee.
  • In his spare time, Gast loves to scuba dive.
  • There are no scuba divers in Britten’s opera Peter Grimes. This story set in an English seaside village and centers around a disturbed fisherman–Britten’s Four Sea Interludes are the overtures he created for each act.

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About this Concert:

Ellis Hall is a genuine Ray Charles protégé...and he’s bringing music from “The Genius” to Motown’s greatest hits to life in this scintillating revue!

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Ellis Hall, piano and vocals

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  • Ellis Hall worked with Ray Charles and mastered his ability to connect with live audiences on a passionate level.
  • The next best thing to witnessing Ray Charles live is hearing hits like Georgia on My Mind and Hit The Road Jack.
  • Motown gets its due as well, with songs like Ain't No Mountain High Enough and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Hall will also perform some of his own rockin’ compositions.
  • You may know Hall as a member of the Oakland Soul band Tower of Power and a lead voice for the animated California Raisins.

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A tradition since 1972, GTCYS’ Festival Concerts showcase the talents of all eight orchestras – from beginning to pre-professional – in two joyous performances.  This concert features individual performances by Philharmonia East, Sinfonia, Camerata, Philharmonic, and Symphony, as well as the soul-stirring finale of all students playing Holst's Jupiter en masse.

This performance will be performed without an intermission and will last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. 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. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

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A tradition since 1972, GTCYS’ Festival Concerts showcase the talents of all eight orchestras – from beginning to pre-professional – in two joyous performances.  This concert features individual performances by Phiharmonia West, Concertino, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony, as well as GTCYS' new El-Sistema inspired violin instruction program on St. Paul's West Side. The program will conclude with the soul-stirring finale of all students playing Holst's Jupiter en masse.

This performance will be performed without an intermission and will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. 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. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

 

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About this Concert:

Of the hundreds of pieces left to us by Mozart, none is more beautiful than his Sinfonia Concertante—a violin and viola duet to melt hearts, here played by Concertmaster Erin Keefe and violist Matthew Lipman.

LUTOSLAWSKI
Little Suite

MOZART
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

HINDEMITH
Mathis der Maler Symphony

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  • Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante wins the competition for “Most Boringly Titled Classical Piece Holding Rapturously Gorgeous Music.”
  • Matthew Lipman won the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2012 Young Artist Competition Grand Prize.
  • Hitler hated and banned Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony because it’s based on the life of an artist who championed freedom of expression.
  • By contrast, if big, glorious brass is your thing, you’ll love Mathis der Maler.

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About this Event

Join Minnesota Orchestra musicians at Bauhaus Brew Labs for a free Pint of Music micro-concert. Formerly known as Symphony and Suds, this program brings Minnesota orchestra musicians to your favorite local breweries and your favorite local brews to Orchestra Hall.

After hosting our musicians on May 11, Bauhaus Brew Labs will give away free samples at Orchestra Hall for the Jun 1 Symphony in 60: Also Sprach Zarathustra Minnesota Orchestra concert.

Please note: This is not a ticketed event. Brewery space and parking is limited. This event is not at Orchestra Hall. Please see off-site address listed below. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. The Minnesota Orchestra encourages you to drink responsibly.

Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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#PintOfMusic

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About This Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra embarks on a three-city Minnesota Tour, visiting Willmar, Bemidji and Grand Rapids to offer concerts and educational activities.

The Minnesota Orchestra returns for its first performance in Willmar since 2012, when it collaborated with a Willmar-area community steering committee to create a week-long Common Chords residency. Led by Associate Conductor Roderick Cox, the ensemble now returns to perform Brahms’ lively Academic Festival Overture, Mozart’s sublime Symphony No. 39 and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4.

BRAHMS
Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80

MOZART
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36

In addition to the public evening performance, an ensemble of musicians will meet with Willmar-area high school music students on Tuesday, May 16.

Tickets, priced at $15, are available at Whitney Music, Cash Wise, and YFC. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Clean Water Land and Legacy Minnesota State Arts Board

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About This Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra embarks on a three-city Minnesota Tour, visiting Willmar, Bemidji and Grand Rapids to offer concerts and educational activities.

The Minnesota Orchestra returns for its first performance in Bemidji since 2014, when it collaborated with a Bemidji-area community steering committee to create a week-long Common Chords residency. Led by Associate Conductor Roderick Cox, the ensemble now returns to perform Brahms’ lively Academic Festival Overture, Mozart’s sublime Symphony No. 39 and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4.

BRAHMS
Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80

MOZART
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36

In addition to the public evening performance, the Orchestra will also perform a Symphonic Adventures concerts for students on Wednesday morning, May 17. (Open to student groups.)

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Clean Water Land and Legacy Minnesota State Arts Board

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HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year.

By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times. Just as Mark Twain brought his wit and humor to far-flung places a half-century before, Holbrook-as-Twain has also performed around the world, from Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, to Edinburgh and New Delhi. Holbrook is not simply an impersonator of Mark Twain, he is an authority on the writer about whom Hemingway said, "American literature began."

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 facility fee of $4.50. 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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About This Concert:

The Minnesota Orchestra embarks on a three-city Minnesota Tour, visiting Willmar, Bemidji and Grand Rapids to offer concerts and educational activities.

The Minnesota Orchestra returns for its first performance in Grand Rapids since 2011, when it collaborated with a Grand Rapids-area community steering committee to create the Orchestra’s first-ever Common Chords residency week. Led by Associate Conductor Roderick Cox, the ensemble now returns to perform Brahms’ lively Academic Festival Overture, Mozart’s sublime Symphony No. 39 and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4.

BRAHMS
Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80

MOZART
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36

In addition to the public evening performance, the Orchestra will also perform a Symphonic Adventures program for students on Friday afternoon, May 19. (Open to student groups.)

Tickets: $30

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Clean Water Land and Legacy Minnesota State Arts Board

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