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Jennifer Koh Plays Bernstein’s Serenade

About This Concert

Immerse yourself in beauty of Leonard Bernstein’s mercurial Serenade, performed spectacularly by virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh, as well as stormily passionate minor-key symphonies from two towering classical composers who Bernstein cherished and championed.

Program

HAYDN
Symphony No. 44, Mourning Symphony / 22 min

*BERNSTEIN
Serenade, after Plato's "Symposium" / 30 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*BERNSTEIN
Divertimento / 15 min

MOZART
Symphony No. 40 / 22 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • Leonard Bernstein composed Divertimento for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's centenary, and also in honor of Boston itself, as he was graduate of Harvard University and The Boston Latin School. The piece is a series based on two notes, B for Boston and C for Centennial.
  • Plato's Symposium was inspired, according to Bernstein, by ancient dialogues about the nature of love, though scholars now speculate it was also a coded reference to Bernstein's own homosexuality.

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

Jennifer Koh Plays Bernstein’s Serenade

Tickets

165603145897

1556931600

165635373097

Fri May 3 2019 8pm

Other Performances

Sat May 4 2019 8pm

Jennifer Koh, violin | Photo © Juergen Frank

Jennifer Koh, violin | Photo © Juergen Frank

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

2019 Symphony Ball: Northern Lights


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About This Concert

Immerse yourself in beauty of Leonard Bernstein’s mercurial Serenade, performed spectacularly by virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh, as well as stormily passionate minor-key symphonies from two towering classical composers who Bernstein cherished and championed.

Program

HAYDN
Symphony No. 44, Mourning Symphony / 22 min

*BERNSTEIN
Serenade, after Plato's "Symposium" / 30 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*BERNSTEIN
Divertimento / 15 min

MOZART
Symphony No. 40 / 22 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Leonard Bernstein composed Divertimento for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's centenary, and also in honor of Boston itself, as he was graduate of Harvard University and The Boston Latin School. The piece is a series based on two notes, B for Boston and C for Centennial.
  • Plato's Symposium was inspired, according to Bernstein, by ancient dialogues about the nature of love, though scholars now speculate it was also a coded reference to Bernstein's own homosexuality.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

OH+ Concert activities on Friday May 3 / 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 »

Sumanth Gopinath

Concert Preview

When: 7-7:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Mozart's famous Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 exemplifies a powerfully tragic sensibility. Like Mozart's music generally, it is today thought of as beautiful, elegant, classical and balanced. This talk illustrates its underappreciated difficulty, wildness and sheer strangeness by discussing the variety of its musical styles and symbols.

Hopewell Music Performance

Hopewell Music Performance

When: 7-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
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