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Common Chords: Mankato

About This Concert:

Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto leads the Minnesota Orchestra in orchestral showpieces ranging from Ravel’s exquisite Le Tombeau de Couperin to Tchaikovsky’s powerful Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, in the Grand Hall at Mankato’s Verizon Center. Mankato native Peter McGuire solos in the brilliant Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5.

The performance is part of the Orchestra’s Common Chords project, a multi-year endeavor that establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique residency. The Mankato residency will feature Minnesota Orchestra musicians performing at more than a dozen events in and around Mankato from April 25 through April 27. The concert is presented in cooperation with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.

RAVEL
Le Tombeau de Couperin

MOZART
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, Turkish

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Tickets: $10 /adults and $5/youth and students; Children 12 and under FREE at MankatoSymphony.com or call (507) 625-8880 beginning Monday, March 26, 2018.

Read program notes (pdf) »

Fun Facts:

  • The Minnesota Orchestra first performed in Mankato in 1912, just nine years after the ensemble was founded. It has subsequently returned for more than 25 visits through the years but the most recent of these was more than 30 years ago.
  • Born and raised in Mankato, violinist Peter McGuire originally joined the Orchestra in 2003 and departed in 2012 to serve as second concertmaster of Switzerland’s prestigious Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich; he returned to the Minnesota Orchestra in 2016 as principal second violin.
  • Other communities that have participated in the Minnesota Orchestra Common Chords projects are Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Willmar.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Minnesota State Arts BoardClean Water Land and Legacy Amendment National Endowment for the Arts

Location Verizon Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato
MN
56001
http://www.mankatosymphony.com/
Common Chords

Common Chords: Mankato

Tickets

1531292609

1524875400

1563433409

Fri Apr 27 2018 7:30pm

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Photo © Josh Kohanek

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Photo © Josh Kohanek

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Verizon Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

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About This Concert:

Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto leads the Minnesota Orchestra in orchestral showpieces ranging from Ravel’s exquisite Le Tombeau de Couperin to Tchaikovsky’s powerful Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, in the Grand Hall at Mankato’s Verizon Center. Mankato native Peter McGuire solos in the brilliant Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5.

The performance is part of the Orchestra’s Common Chords project, a multi-year endeavor that establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique residency. The Mankato residency will feature Minnesota Orchestra musicians performing at more than a dozen events in and around Mankato from April 25 through April 27. The concert is presented in cooperation with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.

RAVEL
Le Tombeau de Couperin

MOZART
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, Turkish

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Tickets: $10 /adults and $5/youth and students; Children 12 and under FREE at MankatoSymphony.com or call (507) 625-8880 beginning Monday, March 26, 2018.

Read program notes (pdf) »

Fun Facts:

  • The Minnesota Orchestra first performed in Mankato in 1912, just nine years after the ensemble was founded. It has subsequently returned for more than 25 visits through the years but the most recent of these was more than 30 years ago.
  • Born and raised in Mankato, violinist Peter McGuire originally joined the Orchestra in 2003 and departed in 2012 to serve as second concertmaster of Switzerland’s prestigious Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich; he returned to the Minnesota Orchestra in 2016 as principal second violin.
  • Other communities that have participated in the Minnesota Orchestra Common Chords projects are Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Willmar.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Minnesota State Arts BoardClean Water Land and Legacy Amendment National Endowment for the Arts