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Beethoven and Berlioz

About This Concert:

Augustin Hadelich brings his crystalline tone to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, then Orchestra Hall lights up with Berlioz’s brilliant Symphonie fantastique.

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique

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Fun Facts:

  • Is it too easy or too hard? The Beethoven Concerto isn’t every violinist’s cup of tea because the emphasis here is on lyricism and elegance, not technical fireworks.
  • When Hadelich was a boy, he suffered severe burns and couldn’t play violin for a year. He said, “Because I had this moment where I wasn’t sure if I would ever play the violin again, I appreciate my life more. It made me realize how important music was to me.”
  • Berlioz wrote his Symphonie fantastique when he was only 27 (and most likely experimenting with opium).
  • Leonard Bernstein said, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.”
  • The fifth movement of Symphonie fantastique contains the iconic funeral chant, the Dies Irae.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Beethoven and Berlioz

Tickets

75823218098

1528592400

75855358898

Sat Jun 9 2018 8pm

Other Performances

Fri Jun 8 2018 8pm

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Augustin Hadelich, violin

About This Concert:

Augustin Hadelich brings his crystalline tone to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, then Orchestra Hall lights up with Berlioz’s brilliant Symphonie fantastique.

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Is it too easy or too hard? The Beethoven Concerto isn’t every violinist’s cup of tea because the emphasis here is on lyricism and elegance, not technical fireworks.
  • When Hadelich was a boy, he suffered severe burns and couldn’t play violin for a year. He said, “Because I had this moment where I wasn’t sure if I would ever play the violin again, I appreciate my life more. It made me realize how important music was to me.”
  • Berlioz wrote his Symphonie fantastique when he was only 27 (and most likely experimenting with opium).
  • Leonard Bernstein said, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.”
  • The fifth movement of Symphonie fantastique contains the iconic funeral chant, the Dies Irae.
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Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Phillip Gainsley and conductor Jun Märkl 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.

String Recycling

String Recycling

When: Pre- & post-concert
Where: Audience Services Desk
Looking to get rid of old musical instrument strings? Recycle your collection at Orchestra Hall! Strings will be used for future Minnesota Orchestra Sensory-Friendly Family Concert art exploration activities and then recycled through the D’Addario Foundation’s Playback String Recycling Program, which supports efforts to provide a range of music instruction programs all over the world.