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Beethoven Piano Concerto

About This Concert

Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4 / 34 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) / 46 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • Beethoven’s prodigious rate of composition somewhat eclipsed this concerto, and he has Felix Mendelssohn to thank for popularizing it through performances at multiple concert halls across Europe.
  • Ein Heldenleben was initially viewed by critics as proof of Strauss’s artistic egotism, with its hero standing for the composer himself. Later critics believed the work to be a response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophies and their focus on the struggle between the inner and outer lives of the individual.

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

Beethoven Piano Concerto

Tickets

141824806667

1549764000

141856947467

Sat Feb 9 2019 8pm

Other Performances

Thu Feb 7 2019 11am

Fri Feb 8 2019 8pm

Vasily Petrenko | Photo © Mark McNulty

Vasily Petrenko | Photo © Mark McNulty

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview

Twin Cities Horn Club


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About This Concert

Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4 / 34 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

STRAUSS
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) / 46 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Beethoven’s prodigious rate of composition somewhat eclipsed this concerto, and he has Felix Mendelssohn to thank for popularizing it through performances at multiple concert halls across Europe.
  • Ein Heldenleben was initially viewed by critics as proof of Strauss’s artistic egotism, with its hero standing for the composer himself. Later critics believed the work to be a response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophies and their focus on the struggle between the inner and outer lives of the individual.

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 Saturday February 9 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview

Beethoven + Wine Concert Preview

When: 7-7:30pm
Where: Bud N. Grossman Mezzanine
Join Tim Johnson from Paustis Wine Company, First Associate Concertmaster Susie Park and Principal Cello Anthony Ross for a panel discussion connecting Ludwig Van Beethoven and wine. Wine tasting available for $10, includes Orchestra branded wine glass and intermission beverage. Panel discussion is free.

Twin Cities Horn Club

Twin Cities Horn Club

When: 7-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
The Twin Cities Horn Club was founded in 1963 and enjoys an historic relationship with the horn section of the Minnesota Orchestra. Members of the Club include musicians from professional, community, collegiate, and high school ensembles across the region.