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Casual Concert: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

About This Concert:

Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.

Includes:

  • $5 Happy Hour
  • Local craft brews
  • Meet the musicians post-concert

The Tchaikovsky Marathon swirls to a brilliant close with this season’s featured artist, James Ehnes, in perhaps the most beloved concerto of the entire violin repertoire.

TCHAIKOVSKY
Marche Slave
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

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Fun Facts:

  • Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto today is the most frequently performed and universally adored concerto in the repertoire.
  • Unlike many young violinists, Ehnes says he never practices scales from books, but rather focuses solely on the score he’s working on at the moment. “That’s always been my philosophy, although maybe it’s just laziness masquerading as practicality.”
  • Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is subtitled Pathétique, mistranslated into French from Tchaikovsky’s Russian original which meant passion.
  • For sheer toxicity, no critic has ever surpassed the sourpuss who said at the 1881 premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto that he’d found “music which stinks in the ear.”
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians  in the lobby after the performance.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Tchaikovsky Marathon

Casual Concert: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Tickets

1515713634

1515960000

1547854434

Sun Jan 14 2pm

James Ehnes, violin | Photo © Benjamin Ealovega

James Ehnes, violin | Photo © Benjamin Ealovega

About This Concert:

Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.

Includes:

  • $5 Happy Hour
  • Local craft brews
  • Meet the musicians post-concert

The Tchaikovsky Marathon swirls to a brilliant close with this season’s featured artist, James Ehnes, in perhaps the most beloved concerto of the entire violin repertoire.

TCHAIKOVSKY
Marche Slave
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto today is the most frequently performed and universally adored concerto in the repertoire.
  • Unlike many young violinists, Ehnes says he never practices scales from books, but rather focuses solely on the score he’s working on at the moment. “That’s always been my philosophy, although maybe it’s just laziness masquerading as practicality.”
  • Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is subtitled Pathétique, mistranslated into French from Tchaikovsky’s Russian original which meant passion.
  • For sheer toxicity, no critic has ever surpassed the sourpuss who said at the 1881 premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto that he’d found “music which stinks in the ear.”
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians  in the lobby after the performance.
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OH+ Concert activities on Sunday January 14 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies featuring A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 1:15-1:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
Join Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and guest artist James Ehnes for an informative and entertaining look at the concert repertoire and themes.

$5 Happy Hour

$5 Happy Hour

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and specialty Casual Concert drinks are just $5 during the two hours before the concert. Casual Concerts Info »

Post-concert Reception

MOB Performance & Musician Reception

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Meet the musicians after the concert and enjoy a Tom Petty tribute performed by the Minnesota Orchestra Band (MOB). Lakes & Legends will also be distributing free samples!