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Piano Legends: André Watts with Osmo Vänskä

NIELSEN
Pan and Syrinx

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 3

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2

Our second week of piano greats features the wildly popular André Watts with Brahms’ grand and warm Piano Concerto No. 2. The composer called it “a tiny, tiny, pianoforte concerto with a tiny, tiny wisp of a scherzo.” It is anything but that. Osmo Vänskä brings his inimitable touch to a program that opens with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3, soon to be recorded by the Orchestra as part of a multi-year exploration of the Finnish national hero’s masterpieces.

“My greatest satisfaction is performing… Performing is my way of being part of humanity—of sharing.”

— André Watts

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Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
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Piano Legends: André Watts with Osmo Vänskä

Tickets $29-$96

1531582244

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1563723044

Fri May 29 2015 8pm

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Thu May 28 2015 11am

Sat May 30 2015 8pm

André Watts

André Watts

NIELSEN
Pan and Syrinx

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 3

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2

Our second week of piano greats features the wildly popular André Watts with Brahms’ grand and warm Piano Concerto No. 2. The composer called it “a tiny, tiny, pianoforte concerto with a tiny, tiny wisp of a scherzo.” It is anything but that. Osmo Vänskä brings his inimitable touch to a program that opens with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3, soon to be recorded by the Orchestra as part of a multi-year exploration of the Finnish national hero’s masterpieces.

“My greatest satisfaction is performing… Performing is my way of being part of humanity—of sharing.”

— André Watts

Read Program Notes

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Happy Birthday Sibelius

Happy Birthday, Sibelius!

We're thrilled to participate in the Sibelius 150 international celebration this year. Details »

Raise Your Glass and Learn About Next Season

Raise Your Glass and Learn About Next Season

Immediately following the Friday, May 29 concert, please join us for a glass of champagne. Osmo Vänskä and members of the Minnesota Orchestra will return to the stage for a post-concert panel discussion to share highlights of the 2015-16 Season.

Photo: Joel Larson