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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

1560167630

1556413200

1592394830

Sat Apr 27 2019 8pm

Other Performances

Thu Apr 25 2019 11am

Fri Apr 26 2019 8pm

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


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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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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 bass clarinetist Timothy Zavadil and composer Geoffrey Gordon for an informative and entertaining look at this concert. This preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Student Performance

Student Performance

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
ComMUSICation (CMC), inspired by El Sistema, empowers St. Paul’s urban youth and promotes social change through the participation in music ensembles, service, and community. CMC is also a community partner of Minnesota Orchestra and is so grateful for their support. To learn more or get involved, please visit cmcmn.org.