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Vänskä Conducts The Planets

About This Concert

Drawing on cosmic, Cubist and cultural influences, this concert is both nuanced and mesmerizing, featuring work by the gifted Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, as well as John Adams and the ever-inspiring Gustav Holst.

Program

*ROUSTOM
Ramal / 13 min

*ADAMS
Gnarly Buttons for Clarinet and Small Orchestra / 26 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

HOLST
The Planets / 48 min

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Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Composer John Adams says the title of his work refers both to the “gnarly buttons” on trees, and the keys on a clarinet.
  • A fan of astrology, Holst based the narrative of The Planets in astrology, not astronomy, with each movement evoking the mythological characteristics of various planets.

*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

Vänskä Conducts The Planets

Tickets

1541600473

1538064000

1573741273

Thu Sep 27 2018 11am

Other Performances

Fri Sep 28 2018 8pm

Sat Sep 29 2018 8pm

Osmo Vänskä | Photo © Travis Anderson

Osmo Vänskä | Photo © Travis Anderson

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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 9am

Explore the Exploradome, 9:30-10:45am

Complimentary coffee and donuts


All upcoming OH+ Activities

About This Concert

Drawing on cosmic, Cubist and cultural influences, this concert is both nuanced and mesmerizing, featuring work by the gifted Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, as well as John Adams and the ever-inspiring Gustav Holst.

Program

*ROUSTOM
Ramal / 13 min

*ADAMS
Gnarly Buttons for Clarinet and Small Orchestra / 26 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

HOLST
The Planets / 48 min

Read more

Program notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Composer John Adams says the title of his work refers both to the “gnarly buttons” on trees, and the keys on a clarinet.
  • A fan of astrology, Holst based the narrative of The Planets in astrology, not astronomy, with each movement evoking the mythological characteristics of various planets.

*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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OH+ Concert activities on Thursday September 27 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Exploradome

Exploradome

When: 9:30-10:45am
Where: Target Atrium
The Bell Museum brings the universe to you with its unique traveling planetarium, the Exploradome. Participants will lie down beneath the stars while an educator talks about the solar system, our galaxy, and more!

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee from Driven Coffee Roasters and donuts from A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!