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Karen Gomyo Plays Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

About This Concert

Featuring works by “King of the Tango” Astor Piazzolla, contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov and more, this tango-inspired performance celebrates and pays homage to one of Argentina’s greatest musical traditions.

Karen Gomyo also returns to Orchestra Hall for a stunning rendition of The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Andrew Grams, conductor
  • Karen Gomyo, violin
  • William Schimmel, accordion

ARGENTO
Valentino Dances

PIAZZOLLA
The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

BENZECRY
Obertura Tanguera

GOLIJOV
Last Round

GINASTERA
Ballet Suite from Estancia

Fun Facts

  • Conductor Andrew Grams, now in his sixth season as music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, has led orchestras throughout the U.S. including the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. This performance marks his Minnesota Orchestra debut.
  • Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity,” violin soloist Karen Gomyo also joined the Orchestra earlier this season to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.
  • Inspired by multiple musical traditions, Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov grew up immersed in classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the “new tango” of Astor Piazzolla.
  • Golijov describes Last Round as a “sublimated tango” written in 1991 to honor Piazzolla. He says: “The title is borrowed from a short story on boxing by Julio Cortázar, the metaphor for an imaginary chance for Piazzolla's spirit to fight one more time.”
  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

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

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Karen Gomyo Plays Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

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Fri Jul 19 2019 8pm Buy

Karen Gomyo, violin | Photo © Gabrielle Revere

Karen Gomyo, violin | Photo © Gabrielle Revere

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

About This Concert

Featuring works by “King of the Tango” Astor Piazzolla, contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov and more, this tango-inspired performance celebrates and pays homage to one of Argentina’s greatest musical traditions.

Karen Gomyo also returns to Orchestra Hall for a stunning rendition of The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Andrew Grams, conductor
  • Karen Gomyo, violin
  • William Schimmel, accordion

ARGENTO
Valentino Dances

PIAZZOLLA
The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

BENZECRY
Obertura Tanguera

GOLIJOV
Last Round

GINASTERA
Ballet Suite from Estancia

Fun Facts

  • Conductor Andrew Grams, now in his sixth season as music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, has led orchestras throughout the U.S. including the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. This performance marks his Minnesota Orchestra debut.
  • Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity,” violin soloist Karen Gomyo also joined the Orchestra earlier this season to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.
  • Inspired by multiple musical traditions, Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov grew up immersed in classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the “new tango” of Astor Piazzolla.
  • Golijov describes Last Round as a “sublimated tango” written in 1991 to honor Piazzolla. He says: “The title is borrowed from a short story on boxing by Julio Cortázar, the metaphor for an imaginary chance for Piazzolla's spirit to fight one more time.”
  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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