Campus Night: New World Symphony

Campus Night: New World Symphony

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.

Temporary Tattoo - Minnesota Orchestra
We assure you this tattoo is not permanent (but it is quite stylish).

Glitch Virtual Reality
One of the night's pre-concert activities was a musical virtual reality game by Glitch.

Boys on the Balcony
Relaxing before the show.

Music Therapy Student Association
Guests enjoyed some pre-concert music courtesy of students from the University of Minnesota's Music Therapy Student Association.

Chamber Music by Students
University of Minnesota students Ines Guanchez, Samuel Boundy and Alastair Witherspoon provided chamber music in the foyer before the show.

Students Enjoying Campus Night
A group of students hanging out at some pre-concert activities.

Roderick Cox and Phil Gainsley
A pre-concert talk featured Philip Gainsley and Associate Conductor Roderick Cox.

Justice Page and Vänskä
Special Guest Justice Alan C. Page narrated the powerful Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland.

Esther Yoo
Esther Yoo dazzled with her interpretation of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1

ViolinsThe first violins keying in on Maestro Vänskä.

Osmo Conducting
Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducts a section of Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Osmo Conducting
A sweeping moment in the music.

Esther Yoo
Esther Yoo greets some fans.

Osmo and Esther
Students participated in a Q & A with Maestro Vänskä and special guest Esther Yoo.

Esther Answers a Question
Esther Yoo responding to an audience question.

Minnesota Orchestra Staff