Excerpt from Allegro ma non troppo, from Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
River, from Abstractions
The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
J. STRAUSS, JR.
Thunder and Lightning Polka
Excerpts from Adagio sostenuto and Presto agitate, from Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight Sonata
Running, from A Joyous Trilogy
Melancholy, from Cantus Arcticus, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra
The Moldau, No. 2 from My Homeland
Jon Kimura Parker
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
G. Phillip Shoultz, III
American Sign Language interpreter
Known for his energetic interpretations of American music, Berlin-based conductor Caleb Young has gained international renown as one of the most exciting emerging American artists of today. In summer 2021, Finland’s Fiskars Summer Festival awarded him mentorship under legendary conductors Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo and others at the LEAD! Foundation Academy’s conductors’ masterclass. Young was further awarded the honor of conducting the Finnish Chamber Orchestra alongside Saraste and Salonen. Having made a strong impression in Finland, in the 2022-23 season he will make his debut with the Tapiola Sinfonietta; he will also return to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and to the Cleveland Ballet to conduct Balanchine’s Serenade.
Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed regularly at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Concert Hall. In 2019 he was appointed the Minnesota Orchestra’s first-ever creative partner for Summer at Orchestra Hall, a new role in which he is serving as a creative force behind the Orchestra’s summer festival and appearing each summer as a host, performer and personality.
Silver Ainomäe was born in Tallinn, Estonia. At the age of six he began to play the cello and piano. In 1990 Silver's family migrated from Estonia to Finland and at the age of twelve, he was accepted to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where his teachers were Hannu Kiiski and Arto Noras. After receiving a master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy, he attended London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Razumovsky Academy under the guidance of Oleg Kogan. He has been awarded multiple prizes and awards at competitions worldwide including the Isang Yun, Lutoslawski and Paulo competitions.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) produces original plays, hosts puppet shows and workshops and leads residencies throughout the Midwest. For many years it produced the MayDay parade, which is now transitioning to a celebration throughout May. Its recent productions include Impact Theory in June 2022 at the Avalon Theater. HOBT has often collaborated with the Minnesota Orchestra for Young People’s Concerts and Hansel and Gretel productions. At the 2022 Summer at Orchestra Hall festival, it collaborated with the Orchestra in choreographed performances of Smetana’s The Moldau. Its puppets were also featured at 2011 performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
G. Phillip Shoultz, III, who is known for fostering community and inspiring action among people of all ages and abilities, enjoys a multifaceted career as artist, educator, consultant, speaker and pastoral musician. He is the associate artistic director of VocalEssence, where his most visible impact is seen through his visionary leadership as founding conductor of the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and through his engaging Take 5 with GPS daily livestream and series of instructional videos. He also serves Westwood Lutheran Church as Cantor for Music, Worship and the Arts, and he frequently appears throughout the U.S. as a guest clinician, adjudicator and consultant.
Gilda Houck-Markovits received a bachelor of arts in Deaf education from Evergreen State College. Prior to graduating in 2000, she was a student teacher at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. She later dove into the interpreting field and in 2015 graduated from Saint Paul College with an associate of applied science in interpreting and transliterating. Since then, she has had her hands in education, community, theater and video relay work. She has also volunteered throughout the community, and in addition to being a Sign Language interpreter, she is also a DeafBlind Intervener.
Your Concert Experience
Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!
Sounds + Bites
Come early and stay late for Sounds + Bites: special food experiences and free entertainment by outstanding local performers on the magnificent Peavey Plaza. Enjoy a cocktail beside the reflecting pool during our $5 Happy Hour while you listen. Learn more.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask TheatreExhibit
Where: Balcony A Lobby
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre uses water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence. Come see themed displays of puppets created by HOBT artists; from large dragon masks to a collection of winged creatures!
When: Sun, Jul 24 | 12:30 - 1:45pm, 3-3:30pm
Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, make puppets, learn about animals, engage in creative movement, meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians and more.
- ASL Interpretation
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Open Captioning
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.