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Vänskä Conducts Beethoven and Sibelius

About This Concert

Nordic forest spirits meet Greek gods in a performance that combines ethereal expressiveness with glittering Romanticism as Vänskä conducts Tómasson, Siblelius, Beethoven, and the U.S. premiere of composer Geoffrey Gordon’s Prometheus.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus / 5 min

*GORDON
Prometheus [U.S. Premiere] / 24 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

TÓMASSON
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 16 min

SIBELIUS
Tapiola / 19 min

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Fun Facts

  • In the Romantic era during which Beethoven composed, Prometheus was viewed as symbol of lone genius whose attempts to improve human existence could lead to tragedy, as reflected in the sub-title for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus.
  • Tapiola was Sibelius's last major work, a tone poem, inspired by the wanderings of a forest spirit in the The Kalevala, a nineteenth century epic poem based on Finnish folklore and mythology.

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 Beethoven and Sibelius

Tickets

1555039502

1556208000

1587266702

Thu Apr 25 11am Buy

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Timothy Zavadil | Photo © Travis Anderson

Timothy Zavadil | Photo © Travis Anderson

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Concert Duration

Approximately 1.5 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 9am

Complimentary coffee and donuts

2019 Symphony Ball: Northern Lights

Intergenerational Dance Hall


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About This Concert

Nordic forest spirits meet Greek gods in a performance that combines ethereal expressiveness with glittering Romanticism as Vänskä conducts Tómasson, Siblelius, Beethoven, and the U.S. premiere of composer Geoffrey Gordon’s Prometheus.

Program

BEETHOVEN
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus / 5 min

*GORDON
Prometheus [U.S. Premiere] / 24 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

TÓMASSON
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 16 min

SIBELIUS
Tapiola / 19 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • In the Romantic era during which Beethoven composed, Prometheus was viewed as symbol of lone genius whose attempts to improve human existence could lead to tragedy, as reflected in the sub-title for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus.
  • Tapiola was Sibelius's last major work, a tone poem, inspired by the wanderings of a forest spirit in the The Kalevala, a nineteenth century epic poem based on Finnish folklore and mythology.

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 April 25 / see all upcoming OH+ events

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!

2019 Symphony Ball: Northern Lights

2019 Symphony Ball: Northern Lights

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Our largest fundraiser of the year is June 8! Visit our table to register to win Partier tickets, play Glitch's musical virtual reality game and enjoy sweet treats (while supplies last) in celebration of Symphony Ball 2019. Learn more »

Intergenerational Dance Hall

Intergenerational Dance Hall

When: 9:30-10:45am
Where: Target Atrium
Kairos Alive! Intergenerational Dance Halls™ are highly popular intercultural events with live music and dancing! This event combines artistic, physical, and social involvement with the latest arts and health research for a fun community-wide event. Intergenerational Dance Halls™ are accessible and enjoyable for all ages and abilities.

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 10:15-10:35am
Where: Auditorium
Join host Phillip Gainsley in an interview with clarinetist Timothy Zavadil for an informative and entertaining look at this concert. This preview is free, however, a concert ticket is required for entry.