We're giving a big thanks to our student ambassadors who brought nearly 500 students from the Twin Cities area and beyond to Orchestra Hall for the first campus night of the 2016-17 season! The evening featured Dvořák's New World Symphony, Copland's Lincoln Portrait and guest soloist Esther Yoo on Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, as well as a host of student-focused concert activities.
We assure you this tattoo is not permanent (but it is quite stylish).
One of the night's pre-concert activities was a musical virtual reality game by Glitch.
Relaxing before the show.
Guests enjoyed some pre-concert music courtesy of students from the University of Minnesota's Music Therapy Student Association.
University of Minnesota students Ines Guanchez, Samuel Boundy and Alastair Witherspoon provided chamber music in the foyer before the show.
A group of students hanging out at some pre-concert activities.
A pre-concert talk featured Philip Gainsley and Associate Conductor Roderick Cox.
Special Guest Justice Alan C. Page narrated the powerful Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland.
Esther Yoo dazzled with her interpretation of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1
The first violins keying in on Maestro Vänskä.
Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducts a section of Dvořák's New World Symphony.
A sweeping moment in the music.
Esther Yoo greets some fans.
Students participated in a Q & A with Maestro Vänskä and special guest Esther Yoo.
Esther Yoo responding to an audience question.