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Vänskä, Strauss and Mahler

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

STRAUSS
Four Last Songs

MAHLER
Symphony No. 4

This delightful program begins with a rare Orchestra Hall performance of a Bach Brandenburg Concerto, which launches a two-season journey through these chamber ensemble masterpieces.

Next, Katie Van Kooten sings the golden and serene benediction of Richard Strauss, the Four Last Songs, which encapsulate all he knew and loved about the human voice and the orchestra. Finally, a child's captivating view of heaven as painted by the master of orchestral color, Gustav Mahler.

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About Saturdays at Six

New this season: Three Saturday night concerts with a 6pm start time, allowing concertgoers the chance to visit local restaurants after a performance for dining and drinks, reversing the conventional dinner-then-concert format. View more Saturdays at Six concerts »

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Vänskä, Strauss and Mahler

Tickets

-43781967170

1443913200

-43749826370

Sat Oct 3 2015 6pm

Other Performances

Thu Oct 1 2015 11am

Fri Oct 2 2015 8pm

Osmo Vänskä, conductor  |  Photo © Joel Larson

Osmo Vänskä, conductor | Photo © Joel Larson

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

STRAUSS
Four Last Songs

MAHLER
Symphony No. 4

This delightful program begins with a rare Orchestra Hall performance of a Bach Brandenburg Concerto, which launches a two-season journey through these chamber ensemble masterpieces.

Next, Katie Van Kooten sings the golden and serene benediction of Richard Strauss, the Four Last Songs, which encapsulate all he knew and loved about the human voice and the orchestra. Finally, a child's captivating view of heaven as painted by the master of orchestral color, Gustav Mahler.

Read program notes

About Saturdays at Six

New this season: Three Saturday night concerts with a 6pm start time, allowing concertgoers the chance to visit local restaurants after a performance for dining and drinks, reversing the conventional dinner-then-concert format. View more Saturdays at Six concerts »

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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday October 3 / see all upcoming OH+ events

October food and drink specials

Food and Drink Specials

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Food: Kramarczuk's pretzels available for purchase in the lobby.
Drink: Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father's Root Beer and Captain's Spiced Cider available for purchase at all lobby bars.

Project Opera

Project Opera Performance

When: Pre-Concert 5:30pm
Project Opera | Lobby

Celebrating the human voice and the evening's concert selection Four Last Songs, Project Opera performs selections from their upcoming commissioned opera Memory Boy. Project Opera is a program through the Minnesota Opera that provides young singers unique vocal training and hand's-on opera experience.
MN Opera

Phillip Gainsley

Concert Preview

Join us at 5:15pm for an entertaining and informative concert preview with Phillip Gainsley and Assistant Conductor Roderick Cox in the Target Atrium. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Minnesota Orchestra Cello Section

Musician Meet & Greet: Cello Section

After the concert, stick around to mingle with members of the cello section in the lobby, near the OH+ photo booth.