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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Special Offers: $20under40

The Minnesota Orchestra is pleased to offer $20 tickets for guests under the age of 40! This special offer is available for select concerts throughout the season, and more concerts are added monthly. See below for a list of eligible events.

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  • Notification when additional concerts become eligible for the $20under40 discount
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  • Other exclusive ticket offers and special events at Orchestra Hall

How to get your tickets online:

Simply choose a concert listed below and select “$20under40” for the ticket type when choosing your seats (top-priced seating sections not eligible). Tickets will be held at the Box Office and require one valid ID showing proof of age (must be 40 years or younger) per two tickets purchased. Order online or by phone for Will Call pickup only. Limit one pair of $20 tickets per eligible performance.

Eligible Concerts

About This Concert

Immerse yourself in beauty of Leonard Bernstein’s mercurial Serenade, performed spectacularly by virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh, as well as stormily passionate minor-key symphonies from two towering classical composers who Bernstein cherished and championed.

Program

HAYDN
Symphony No. 44, Mourning Symphony / 22 min

*BERNSTEIN
Serenade, after Plato's "Symposium" / 30 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*BERNSTEIN
Divertimento / 15 min

MOZART
Symphony No. 40 / 22 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • Leonard Bernstein composed Divertimento for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's centenary, and also in honor of Boston itself, as he was graduate of Harvard University and The Boston Latin School. The piece is a series based on two notes, B for Boston and C for Centennial.
  • Plato's Symposium was inspired, according to Bernstein, by ancient dialogues about the nature of love, though scholars now speculate it was also a coded reference to Bernstein's own homosexuality.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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About This Concert

For much of musical history, LGBT musicians and composers were marginalized and censored, even as they permanently transformed the landscape of classical music. In this concert, we celebrate the talent and legacy of composers who ignored convention and created lasting masterpieces.

Program

*BARBER
Overture to The School for Scandal / 8 min

*COPLAND
Saturday Night Waltz, from Rodeo / 4 min

POULENC
Allegro con fuoco, mvt. I from Sinfonietta / 5 min

*STRAYHORN
Lush Life / 3 min

*OLIVEROS
Dissolving Your Earplugs / 6 min

*HIGDON
blue cathedral / 11 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

TCHAIKOVSKY
Andante non troppo, mvt. I from Serenade for Strings / 9 min

MORLEY
Suite from Watership Down

DIAMOND
Music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, II: Balcony Scene / 4 min

*BERNSTEIN
Lonely Town (Pas de Deux), from On the Town Suite / 3 min

DAVIES
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise / 13 min

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Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Sam Bergman, host and viola
  • Debbie Duncan, vocalist
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano

Fun Facts

  • Inside the Classics features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews, and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.
  • Inside the Classics, now in its ninth season, features Minnesota Orchestra violist and host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks. The duo explore classical music through conversation and orchestral excerpts. This Inside the Classics concert is part of the Minnesota Orchestra's Casual Concerts series.

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra's season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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About This Concert

The Moving Company theater joins the Minnesota Orchestra in this new staged concert production that tells the story of composer-pianist Clara Schumann, her unusual partnership with husband Robert Schumann and her unique friendship with Johannes Brahms.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Sam Bergman, creative partner
  • Dominique Serrand, director
  • Nathan Keepers, writer and ensemble
  • Jennifer Baldwin Peden, ensemble
  • Steven Epp, ensemble

Fun Facts

  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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About This Concert

From gorgeously costumed and choreographed Folklórico dances to Gershwin’s iconic American in Paris, this concert is a kaleidoscope of sound and movement that unites cultures through the power of music. Plus, a joyful piece by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez will have you dancing in the aisles.

Artists

Program

GERSHWIN
Cuban Overture

ORBÓN
Conga (Xylofono), from Tres Versiones Sinfónicas

A. SHAW
Clarinet Concerto

PONCE
Estrellita (Little Star)

LECUONA
Malagueña

MÀRQUEZ
Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Conga of New Fire)

PIAZZOLLA/Maturet
Oblivion, from Henry IV

MONCAYO
Huapango

GERSHWIN
An American in Paris

Fun Facts

  • Featured soloist Gabriel Campos Zamora, a native of San José, Costa Rica, was appointed principal clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra in June 2016.
  • Julián Orbón was a Cuban composer whose music incorporated Spanish, Cuban and African musical influences and styles, as well as elements of Gregorian chant. Aaron Copland called him “Cuba’s most gifted composer of the new generation.”
  • 29-year-old José Pablo Moncayo composed Huapango in 1941, after a visit to Veracruz where he encountered the huapango folk dance. The Nahuatl word cuauhpanco means “on top of the wooden plank,” or “on the dance floor.”
  • Artie Shaw, the son of a Russian Jewish émigré, was a Big Band-era clarinet player who collaborated with jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich and Lena Horne.
  • Arrive early for concerts throughout the festival and enjoy our $5 Happy Hour along with food, fun and free entertainment.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Complete event details »


Note: All seating subject to availability and may vary by performance. Normal service charges apply. Available while supplies last and may not be combined with any other offer. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

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