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Gemma New, conductor | © Roy Cox

Sunwook Kim Plays Brahms

Thu Apr 28 — Sat Apr 30, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~1.5 hrs including a 20 min intermission

When architecture inspires music, edges and curves and textures weave together and take shape to create something stunning and new. Vivian Fung’s Aqua is such an example, an orchestral work inspired by the 82-story Aqua Tower in Chicago. Samuel Barber introduces a wave of orchestral sound with his single-movement Symphony No. 1. Joining the Orchestra for these concerts are conductor Gemma New, who steps onto the podium at Orchestra Hall for the first time, and pianist Sunwook Kim, who returns to perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.

A Few Things to Know

  • The Aqua Tower was designed by Studio Gang and was imagined to portray a vertical landscape made up of hills, valleys and pools.
  • Samuel Barber began composing music at age seven. By the time he sat down to write his First Symphony, he already had 18 years of experience.


  • FUNG



    Symphony No. 1


    Piano Concerto No. 1


Minnesota Orchestra

Gemma New


Sunwook Kim


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