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Augustin Hadelich, violin
Augustin Hadelich, violin | © Paul Glickman

Gabel and Hadelich

Thu Mar 10 — Fri Mar 11, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~1.5 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Two phenomenal artists return to the Orchestra Hall stage when conductor Fabien Gabel and violinist Augustin Hadelich come together for performances of Tchaikovsky’s romantic and virtuosic Violin Concerto. Opening the concert is Samy Moussa’s Crimson, a captivating 2015 work the LA Times described as “strikingly original.” After intermission, the Orchestra will take you on a journey through Richard Strauss’ sentimental and sometimes silly Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and the swirling scenes of a crowd dancing the night away will end the evening in Ravel’s La Valse.

A Few Things to Know

  • Canadian-born conductor and composer Samy Moussa tested out 62 different openings to Crimson before deciding on the one that he felt was the best fit for the piece.
  • When performances were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Augustin Hadelich shared nearly 50 miniature music lessons in a YouTube series he called “Ask Augustin.”

Date & Time






    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Contemporary composer Samy Moussa’s Crimson begins and ends in very different places—opening with a crashing cymbal and bright, high chords without strings, and closing with low rumblings and strings playing at the bottom of their ranges. In between are a calm passage starring celesta and a faster section with exciting rhythms.


    Violin Concerto

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Violin Concerto, once called “unplayable,” is now the vehicle of great virtuosos. It is noted equally for bravura passagework and the pure romantic realism for which the composer is known, with soulful melodies yielding to folk-like dance tunes and rhythms in the exhilarating Finale.


    Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    This popular suite from Richard Strauss’ opera abounds with exquisite textures, beautifully balancing the story’s romance, rowdy farce and sentimentality. Highlights include a youthful lovers’ song and a courtly Viennese waltz.


    La Valse

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Maurice Ravel’s homage to the Viennese waltz depicts both intimacy and opulence, twirling toward a frenzied conclusion.


Minnesota Orchestra

Fabien Gabel


Augustin Hadelich


Your Concert Experience

Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!

Trivia with Know Factory

When: Thu Mar 10 | 10:15am-10:45am
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Join Brian Ward from Know Factory to play live trivia related to this concert and more!

Trivia with Know Factory

When: Fri Mar 11 | 7:15pm-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Join Brian Ward from Know Factory to play live trivia related to this concert and more!

Pre-Concert Performance

by YPSCA Concerto Competition Finalists

When: Fri Mar 11 | 7:05pm-7:25pm
Where: Auditorium

Young People's Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) Concerto Competition finalists Ingrid Tverberg (cello), and Jacob Taggart (piano) will give a pre-concert performance on stage. 

Pre- and Post-Concert Activities Sponsored By


Accessibility Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large Print Programs
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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With these concerts we honor the memory of Bob Boldt in appreciation of his generous estate gift to the Minnesota Orchestra.