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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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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

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Vänskä Conducts Beethoven and Sibelius

Tickets

1555032607

1556326800

1587259807

Fri Apr 26 8pm 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 6pm

2019 Symphony Ball: Northern Lights

Youth Performance with Heart and Soul Drum Academy


Post-Concert

Bass Clarinet Extravaganza


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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 Friday April 26 / see all upcoming OH+ events

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 »

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7-7:25pm
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.

Youth Performance with Heart and Soul Drum Academy

Youth Performance with Heart and Soul Drum Academy

When: 7-7:30pm
Where: Target Atrium
Heart and Soul Drum Academy is an educational nonprofit organization that teaches youth the art of djembe drumming using polyrhythms. Students learn critical thinking, leadership development and team dynamics which transcend music and helps them in their classroom, community and intentionally the world. They perform across the Midwest every summer.

Bass Clarinet Extravaganza

Bass Clarinet Extravaganza

When: Post-concert
Where: Target Atrium
Join us post-concert in the Target Atrium for a Bass Clarinet blowout! The concert will feature the bass clarinet, both solo and in ensembles, with music by Eric Dolphy, Radiohead, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. You never know just which surprise guests will show up with a bass clarinet!