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Rufus Wainwright with the Minnesota Orchestra

About This Concert:

Make a date with Wainwright and the Minnesota Orchestra for a sparkling performance that celebrates both the intimate power and operatic grandeur of Wainwright’s music.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Rufus Wainwright, piano and vocals

Read program notes » (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • Wainwright’s admirers include The New York Times which loves his "genuine originality," and Elton John, who calls him "the greatest songwriter on the planet."
  • His album Rufus Does Judy is a recreation of Judy Garland’s entire 1961 concert performance at Carnegie Hall.
  • Wainwright has been featured on movie soundtracks including Shrek, Moulin Rouge and Brokeback Mountain. He has performed with stars such as Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George and Joni Mitchell.
  • Following the success of his first opera Prima Donna, Wainwright is currently working on his second, based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which has been commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company and will premier in the fall of 2018.
  • Wainwright worked for a short time as a waiter at the now-defunct New French Cafe in Minneapolis.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
LIVE AT ORCHESTRA HALL

Rufus Wainwright with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1512727800

1512266400

1544868600

Sat Dec 2 2017 8pm

Rufus Wainwright | Photo © Matthew Welch

Rufus Wainwright | Photo © Matthew Welch

About This Concert:

Make a date with Wainwright and the Minnesota Orchestra for a sparkling performance that celebrates both the intimate power and operatic grandeur of Wainwright’s music.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Rufus Wainwright, piano and vocals

Read program notes » (pdf)

Fun Facts:

  • Wainwright’s admirers include The New York Times which loves his "genuine originality," and Elton John, who calls him "the greatest songwriter on the planet."
  • His album Rufus Does Judy is a recreation of Judy Garland’s entire 1961 concert performance at Carnegie Hall.
  • Wainwright has been featured on movie soundtracks including Shrek, Moulin Rouge and Brokeback Mountain. He has performed with stars such as Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George and Joni Mitchell.
  • Following the success of his first opera Prima Donna, Wainwright is currently working on his second, based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which has been commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company and will premier in the fall of 2018.
  • Wainwright worked for a short time as a waiter at the now-defunct New French Cafe in Minneapolis.
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