The sixth season of This Is Minnesota Orchestra series will include five broadcasts aired on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-2) and on TPT.org during the 2023-24 season, as well as on the Orchestra’s website and social media channels
The Minnesota Orchestra and Twin Cities PBS have announced an all-new season of the Upper Midwest Emmy Award-winning concert broadcast series This Is Minnesota Orchestra. Between September 29, 2023, and June 21, 2024, audiences will have access to four concerts aired live on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-2) and livestreamed via the Orchestra’s website and social media channels. In addition, Music & Healing with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra—which was performed and recorded at Orchestra Hall in July 2023—will premiere on air and online in early 2024. All of the Orchestra’s Friday night classical concerts throughout the 2023-24 season will continue to be broadcast live on the radio as part of a longstanding partnership with YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio.
The sixth season of This Is Minnesota Orchestra will premiere at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 29, in a concert that marks the second week of conductor Thomas Søndergård’s inaugural concerts as music director. Søndergård will present an adventurous program that includes a presentation of Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe in collaboration with the Minnesota Chorale. The 2023-24 season of This Is Minnesota Orchestra also includes the following concerts:
- Music & Healing with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra, coming early 2024 (drawn from a July 25, 2023, performance)
- Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Friday, February 9, 2024, 8 p.m.
- Dvořák Symphony No. 8, Friday, March 22, 2024, 8 p.m.
- Season Finale: Celebrating Pride with Thomas Søndergård, Friday, June 21, 2024, 8 p.m.
The concert programs premiering live on Friday evenings will be available to stream through each respective weekend at no cost to audiences. Concerts will subsequently be released for on-demand viewing with a digital subscription through the Minnesota Orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall. A subscription to the Digital Concert Hall can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org/digital-concerts, where audiences can find both free and exclusive content, including digital specials, behind the scenes features, interviews with guest artists and more. A complete schedule of broadcasts is included below.
SØNDERGÅRD, DEBUSSY AND RAVEL
Friday, September 29, 2023, 8 p.m.
Thomas Søndergård, conductor
|DEBUSSY||Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun|
|BARBER||Medea’s Dance of Vengeance|
|RAVEL||Daphnis and Chloe|
PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO AND JULIET
Friday, February 9, 2024, 8 p.m.
Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
Steven Banks, saxophone
|SMETANA||Šárka, from Má vlast (My Homeland)|
|CHILDS||Diaspora (Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra)|
|PROKOFIEV||Romeo and Juliet Suite|
DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO. 8
Friday, March 22, 2024, 8 p.m.
Domingo Hindoyan, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet
|MÁRQUEZ||Concierto de Otoño for Trumpet and Orchestra|
|DVOŘÁK||Symphony No. 8|
SEASON FINALE: CELEBRATING PRIDE WITH THOMAS SØNDERGÅRD
Friday, June 21, 2024, 8 p.m.
Thomas Søndergård, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
|SMYTH||On the Cliffs of Cornwall|
|SZYMANOWSKI||Symphonie concertante for Piano and Orchestra|
|TCHAIKOVSKY||Symphony No. 4|
The This Is Minnesota Orchestra digital concert series is made possible in part by a generous lead gift from Kathryn and Charles Cunningham. Digital subscriptions are available for purchase; the $60 annual household subscription can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org/digital-concerts.
The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.