Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (In memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.)1 min note
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Eleven years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Adolphus Hailstork memorialized him in a work that speaks to the tragedy of Dr. King’s death and the world’s response to it through complicated harmonies and layers of musical symbolism. The conclusion is an urgent call, symbolic of Dr. King’s life’s work—a call for us to answer today.
Cello Concerto1 min note
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Distinctive for the sheer beauty of its content, this concerto represents Schumann’s lyricism at its best. Three movements flow without pause as the music’s mood changes from the sweeping passions of the opening to the brightness of the finale.
Symphony No. 3, Scottish1 min note
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“I am going to Scotland, with a rake for folksongs, an ear for the lovely fragrant countryside, and a heart for the bare legs of the natives,” wrote Mendelssohn shortly after his 21st birthday. The ruins of Holyrood Castle, which he explored on his first day in Edinburgh, inspired a new symphony. There is nothing concretely Scottish in the score; the nickname was derived from references in Mendelssohn’s correspondence.
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. This fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård begins his tenure as music director.
Matthew Halls is the chief conductor designate of the Tampere Philharmonic. He returns to Tampere this autumn to conduct Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony before debuting with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and continuing long-standing partnerships with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Houston Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony. Further ahead, he returns to the Wiener Symphoniker and Finnish Radio Symphony—the latter for his third project since November 2019.
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Known, MPLS Choir Performance
When: Fri Jan 13 | 7:15 pm -7:45 pm
Where: Target Atrium
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An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Directions & Parking
All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.
Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the MN Orch App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.
Music with PurposeA Conversation with Dr. Adolphus Hailstork
"I'm gonna have no interest in lulling people to sleep. I mean, after all, I'm a concert composer, which means you have to grab their attention, keep their attention and provide an ultimate goal that made it worth their while to sit there." —Dr. Adolphus Hailstork III, composer of Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (In Memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.)
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