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Season Finale: Mahler's Fourth

About This Concert:

The luminous soprano Carolyn Sampson joins us to perform Mahler’s Fourth—a quiet version of heaven where a child’s every dream comes true.

STEPHENSON
Pillars, a Concerto for Low Brass [World Premiere]

MAHLER
Symphony No. 4

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Fun Facts:

  • One of the powerful foundations of our Orchestra is our rockstar low-brass section; Hidden in plain sight, these four gents are the best in the biz!
  • Strauss’ contemporary Gustav Mahler wrote encouragingly for the brass in almost all of his 10 symphonies, giving glorious fanfares to them—though in his tender Symphony No. 4, Mahler gave pride of place to the strings and a solo soprano.
  • The soprano in Mahler’s Fourth sings every exasperated parent’s dinnertime fantasy, as a child describes “good greens of every sort grow in the heavenly vegetable patch, good asparagus, string beans, and whatever we want!”
  • James Stephenson’s low brass concerto Pillars is the first piece the Minnesota Orchestra has ever premiered that started as a Kickstarter campaign. 149 friends of former Charleston Symphony principal trombonist Bill Zehfuss used Kickstarter to fund the commission honoring Bill after his death in 2014.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Season Finale: Mahler's Fourth

Tickets

1541576635

1529110800

1573717435

Fri Jun 15 2018 8pm

Other Performances

Thu Jun 14 2018 11am

Sat Jun 16 2018 8pm

Osmo Vänskä, conductor | Photo © Stephanie Berger

Osmo Vänskä, conductor | Photo © Stephanie Berger

About This Concert:

The luminous soprano Carolyn Sampson joins us to perform Mahler’s Fourth—a quiet version of heaven where a child’s every dream comes true.

STEPHENSON
Pillars, a Concerto for Low Brass [World Premiere]

MAHLER
Symphony No. 4

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • One of the powerful foundations of our Orchestra is our rockstar low-brass section; Hidden in plain sight, these four gents are the best in the biz!
  • Strauss’ contemporary Gustav Mahler wrote encouragingly for the brass in almost all of his 10 symphonies, giving glorious fanfares to them—though in his tender Symphony No. 4, Mahler gave pride of place to the strings and a solo soprano.
  • The soprano in Mahler’s Fourth sings every exasperated parent’s dinnertime fantasy, as a child describes “good greens of every sort grow in the heavenly vegetable patch, good asparagus, string beans, and whatever we want!”
  • James Stephenson’s low brass concerto Pillars is the first piece the Minnesota Orchestra has ever premiered that started as a Kickstarter campaign. 149 friends of former Charleston Symphony principal trombonist Bill Zehfuss used Kickstarter to fund the commission honoring Bill after his death in 2014.
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OH+ Concert activities on Friday June 15 / see all upcoming OH+ events

A Conversation with Kevin Smith

A Conversation with Kevin Smith

When: 6:55-7:25pm
Where: Auditorium
Join host Phillip Gainsley for a conversation with Kevin Smith, reflecting on his work and legacy here at his final subscription concert as President and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra.

String Recycling

String Recycling

When: Pre- & post-concert
Where: Audience Services Desk
Looking to get rid of old musical instrument strings? Recycle your collection at Orchestra Hall! Strings will be used for future Minnesota Orchestra Sensory-Friendly Family Concert art exploration activities and then recycled through the D’Addario Foundation’s Playback String Recycling Program, which supports efforts to provide a range of music instruction programs all over the world.