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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Special Offers: Bike to Orchestra Hall

The Minnesota Orchestra is proud to provide 50% off select concerts for those who bike to Orchestra Hall. There’s something distinctly Minnesotan about biking and we’re happy to support this healthy, low-cost and green way to travel. Details »

How to get your tickets online:

First, bike to Orchestra Hall and show your bike helmet or gear at the Box Office to receive a card with the promo code. Then, simply choose a concert listed below and enter this discount code before selecting your seats to have the discount automatically applied to your order. Choose seat location using the 50% off price type.

Eligible Concerts

About This Concert

Connecting musical inspirations from across the globe, this concert features invigorating drumming, music from the Minnesota Orchestra’s North Minneapolis Common Chords January 2019 residency week, and solos from noted South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye, who joined the Orchestra on its South Africa tour last summer.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano
  • Cecil Neal, dancer
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • Community choirs including Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir

Program to include

TRADITIONAL/Sorenson/Buckner
We Shall Overcome

SMALLWOOD
Total Praise

ABELS
Dance for Martin’s Dream

MATYILA
Bawo Thixo Somandla

GOLIJOV
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

MAVI/Mxadana/Kuusisto
Usilethela Uxolo (Nelson Mandela)

COPLAND
El Salón México

TRADITIONAL/Kuusisto
Shosholoza

Fun Facts

  • The Minnesota Orchestra's 2019 Common Chords residency featured more than 25 collaborative musical events in North Minneapolis, many showcasing Northside artists.
  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye was a featured soloist in the Orchestra’s 2018 South Africa tour honoring Nelson Mandela, the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights advocate who was the first president of post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Shosholoza (“Go Forward”) is a traditional African miner song originally sung by workers traveling between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
  • 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

Featuring works by “King of the Tango” Astor Piazzolla, contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov and more, this tango-inspired performance celebrates and pays homage to one of Argentina’s greatest musical traditions.

Karen Gomyo also returns to Orchestra Hall for a stunning rendition of The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.

Artists

ARGENTO
Valentino Dances

PIAZZOLLA
The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

BENZECRY
Obertura Tanguera

GOLIJOV
Last Round

GINASTERA
Ballet Suite from Estancia

Fun Facts

  • Conductor Andrew Grams, now in his sixth season as music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, has led orchestras throughout the U.S. including the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. This performance marks his Minnesota Orchestra debut.
  • Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity,” violin soloist Karen Gomyo also joined the Orchestra earlier this season to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.
  • Inspired by multiple musical traditions, Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov grew up immersed in classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the “new tango” of Astor Piazzolla.
  • Golijov describes Last Round as a “sublimated tango” written in 1991 to honor Piazzolla. He says: “The title is borrowed from a short story on boxing by Julio Cortázar, the metaphor for an imaginary chance for Piazzolla's spirit to fight one more time.”
  • 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 »

About This Concert

The Moving Company theater joins the Minnesota Orchestra in this new historical drama that tells the story of composer-pianist Clara Schumann (Jennifer Baldwin Peden), her unusual partnership with husband Robert Schumann (Steven Epp) and her unique friendship with Johannes Brahms (Nathan Keepers).

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Sam Bergman, music and creative partner
  • Dominique Serrand, stage 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

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. Top price seats not available.