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American Voices: Copland and Bernstein

About This Concert:

An all-American tour-de-force program including Bernstein’s first film score On the Waterfront, the suite from Copland’s ever-popular ballet Billy the Kid and a U.S. premiere by House of Cards composer Jeff Beal.

COPLAND
Suite from Billy the Kid

BEAL
Flute Concerto [U.S. Premiere]

BARBER
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

BERNSTEIN
On the Waterfront

Fun Facts:

  • Bernstein centennial celebrations are starting up all over the world, and we launch ours with this early masterpiece for Hollywood.
  • Bernstein was chosen to write the score for On the Waterfront largely because of his celebrity in the early 1950s and the producers wanted “a big name” on the posters to help sell tickets to the film.
  • Today, Waterfront is remembered for the power of Marlon Brando’s performance and Bernstein’s score, both of which shocked audiences with a blend of tenderness and violence.
  • Copland’s Billy the Kid contains a gunfight (tricky percussion!)—written so convincingly that few composers have attempted it since.
  • Jeff Beal has four Emmys for his film and television scores, including Netflix’s House of Cards.
  • Stay after for a NightCap chamber performance featuring Eeyore Has a Birthday.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org

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American Voices: Copland and Bernstein

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American Voices

American Voices

This concert is included in the $18 for 2018 sale! Simply add the tickets to your cart and the $18 price will appear automatically. The top two price points are not eligible for this offer. Sale Details »

About This Concert:

An all-American tour-de-force program including Bernstein’s first film score On the Waterfront, the suite from Copland’s ever-popular ballet Billy the Kid and a U.S. premiere by House of Cards composer Jeff Beal.

COPLAND
Suite from Billy the Kid

BEAL
Flute Concerto [U.S. Premiere]

BARBER
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

BERNSTEIN
On the Waterfront

Fun Facts:

  • Bernstein centennial celebrations are starting up all over the world, and we launch ours with this early masterpiece for Hollywood.
  • Bernstein was chosen to write the score for On the Waterfront largely because of his celebrity in the early 1950s and the producers wanted “a big name” on the posters to help sell tickets to the film.
  • Today, Waterfront is remembered for the power of Marlon Brando’s performance and Bernstein’s score, both of which shocked audiences with a blend of tenderness and violence.
  • Copland’s Billy the Kid contains a gunfight (tricky percussion!)—written so convincingly that few composers have attempted it since.
  • Jeff Beal has four Emmys for his film and television scores, including Netflix’s House of Cards.
  • Stay after for a NightCap chamber performance featuring Eeyore Has a Birthday.
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Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Phillip Gainsley for an informative and entertaining look at the concert repertoire and themes. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

NightCap: Eeyore Has a Birthday

NightCap: Eeyore Has a Birthday

When: 10:30pm performance
Where: Target Atrium
Stay after the concert for a NightCap featuring a Minnesota original for violin and piano about everyone’s favorite gloomy storybook character. All tickets include one complimentary beverage. Purchase »

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Symphonic Saturdays

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