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Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

About this Concert:

The Orchestra blends power and poignancy in Ginastera’s colorful Harp Concerto and gives its first performance of a beautiful Mass—created to fill the vibrant space of the Washington National Cathedral—by a Minnesota master, the late Stephen Paulus.

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

GINASTERA
Harp Concerto

PAULUS
Mass for a Sacred Place

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More Details:

  • A few years after the six Brandenberg Concertos were finished, the manuscript was auctioned for about $24, and nearly lost.
  • Alberto Ginastera is Argentina’s best-known composer, and this season marks the hundredth anniversary of his birth.
  • Our principal harpist and featured soloist, Kathy Kienzle, gave lessons to young Cuban harpists when the Orchestra toured Havana—one of whom won a scholarship to an American conservatory.
  • Mass for a Sacred Place was commissioned by the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, D.C. and derives its title from two sources: Washington National Cathedral and the "sacred place" that resides within each individual.
  • Stephen Paulus wrote nearly all of his music at a baby grand in the front room of his Summit Avenue home in St. Paul.
  • Many of Paulus’ beautiful Christmas carols were written with a harp accompaniment, and often premiered by Kienzle.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Vänskä Conducts Paulus Mass

Tickets

1531721217

1475283600

1563862017

Fri Sep 30 2016 8pm

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Thu Sep 29 2016 11am

Sat Oct 1 2016 8pm

Washington National Cathedral | Photo © Jon Bilous

Washington National Cathedral | Photo © Jon Bilous

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About this Concert:

The Orchestra blends power and poignancy in Ginastera’s colorful Harp Concerto and gives its first performance of a beautiful Mass—created to fill the vibrant space of the Washington National Cathedral—by a Minnesota master, the late Stephen Paulus.

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

GINASTERA
Harp Concerto

PAULUS
Mass for a Sacred Place

Read program notes

More Details:

  • A few years after the six Brandenberg Concertos were finished, the manuscript was auctioned for about $24, and nearly lost.
  • Alberto Ginastera is Argentina’s best-known composer, and this season marks the hundredth anniversary of his birth.
  • Our principal harpist and featured soloist, Kathy Kienzle, gave lessons to young Cuban harpists when the Orchestra toured Havana—one of whom won a scholarship to an American conservatory.
  • Mass for a Sacred Place was commissioned by the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, D.C. and derives its title from two sources: Washington National Cathedral and the "sacred place" that resides within each individual.
  • Stephen Paulus wrote nearly all of his music at a baby grand in the front room of his Summit Avenue home in St. Paul.
  • Many of Paulus’ beautiful Christmas carols were written with a harp accompaniment, and often premiered by Kienzle.
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Patty Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne

Concert Preview

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join host Philip Gainsley in a conversation with Michael Dennis Browne and Patty Paulus about the life of prolific composer Stephen Paulus. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Photo Exhibit

European Tour and Vikings Photo Exhibit

When: Pre- and post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy a lobby exhibit featuring photos from our 2016 European Tour and the Minnesota Vikings half-time performance.