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Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Emanuel Ax

About This Concert

The first concert of the season showcases the vibrant talent of composers Aaron Copland and Joan Tower and pianist virtuoso Emanuel Ax in a celebration of American innovation, originality and creative vision.

Program

*TOWER
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 / 3 min

*COPLAND
Appalachian Spring / 24 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 50 min

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A Moment with Emanuel Ax
Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Tower's Fanfare, a tribute to risk-taking, adventurous women everywhere, has been performed worldwide by over 500 ensembles.
  • Appalachian Spring is part of a trilogy of dance interpretations of the American frontier spirit that also includes Billy the Kid (1938) and Rodeo (1942).

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music. Learn more about our American Expressions festival in January 2019.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Emanuel Ax

Tickets

-22612822522

1537664400

-22580681722

Sat Sep 22 2018 8pm Buy

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Emanuel Ax | Photo © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Emanuel Ax | Photo © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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Getting to Orchestra Hall

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Concert Preview, 7pm


Pre- and Post-Concert

Listening stations


Post-Concert

Champagne reception


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About This Concert

The first concert of the season showcases the vibrant talent of composers Aaron Copland and Joan Tower and pianist virtuoso Emanuel Ax in a celebration of American innovation, originality and creative vision.

Program

*TOWER
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 / 3 min

*COPLAND
Appalachian Spring / 24 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 50 min

Read more

A Moment with Emanuel Ax
Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Tower's Fanfare, a tribute to risk-taking, adventurous women everywhere, has been performed worldwide by over 500 ensembles.
  • Appalachian Spring is part of a trilogy of dance interpretations of the American frontier spirit that also includes Billy the Kid (1938) and Rodeo (1942).

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music. Learn more about our American Expressions festival in January 2019.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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Preview this performance for free, using Spotify. If you're a member, simply click play. To download Spotify, click the green circle.

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday September 22 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7-7:25pm
Where: Auditorium
Learn more about the music on tonight's program with Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto. It's the way to prep your concert experience!

Listening Station

Listening Station

When: Pre- & post-concert
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Listen and learn more about the music of some of the composers that will be featured during the 18-19 season. Records highlighting Amy Beach, Libby Larsen, Missy Mazzoli and Florence Price have been curated by Hymie's Vintage Records.

Michelle Miller Burns

Champagne Reception

When: Post-concert
Where: on stage
Join us for an onstage post-concert reception and complimentary champagne as we toast the start of the 2018-19 concert season and welcome our new President & CEO Michelle Miller Burns.