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Thomas Søndergård, conductor
Thomas Søndergård, conductor | © Martin Bubandt
Symphony in 60

SØNDERGÅRD CONDUCTS LA MER

Wed Apr 13, 2022 | 7pm CT

Orchestra Hall

60 min, no intermission

Thomas Søndergård conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in music that speaks of the sea, including Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Claude Debussy’s unfolding and enchanting La Mer. At the center of the program is Stravinsky’s powerful Symphony in Three Movements.

Symphony in 60 features beloved classical composers and pieces in about an hour. We can’t wait to share this symphonic masterwork with you.

Things to Know

  1. Drink a beer, fund the music! Join us before the concert during our happy hour featuring brews from MetroNOME brewery. Proceeds go to funding musical instruments, lessons, and education for students in the Twin Cities Metro Area. 

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Program

  • BRITTEN

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Britten’s suite from the opera Peter Grimes offers glimpses of his masterful opera set in a fishing village on the Suffolk coast, complete with sounds of sea birds, the surf—and church bells, reflecting a deadly conflict between villagers and an outcast.

  • STRAVINSKY

    Symphony in Three Movements

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Stravinsky’s World War II-era symphony bears the mark of its age—at turns violent, somber, militant and triumphant, with emphasis on solo piano and harp. In the finale, a powerful fugue heralds the fall of the Nazis.

  • DEBUSSY

    La Mer

    1 min note

    One Minute Note

    Debussy’s classic oceanic portrait recreates the feeling of a visit to the sea. Two slower movements surround a scherzo as a kaleidoscopic stream of musical fragments eventually builds to a stormy, dissonant close.

Artists

Minnesota Orchestra

Thomas Søndergård

conductor

Your Concert Experience

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

First Timer Primer

When: Wed Apr 13 | 6:15pm-6:45pm
Where: Target Atrium

New to the world of the orchestra? Minnesota Orchestra's Emily Switzer and Sarah Grimes will provide tips on concert protocol and an overview of tonight's program. Any and all questions are welcome!

Symphony in 60 concert enhancements include:

Pre-concert activity

One-hour performance

Early start time

$5 Happy Hour

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsors

MSAB