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© Courtney Perry
© Courtney Perry

Parker, Mendelssohn and Beethoven

Fri Jul 14, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours including intermission

Lee Mills conducts Beethoven’s light-hearted Eighth Symphony in his first appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra since the former Seattle Symphony associate conductor’s debut in February 2022. At the heart of the program is Jon Kimura Parker’s performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s momentous First Piano Concerto.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Come early and enjoy a delicious Bubbles and Bites package prepared by Wandering Kitchen featuring a charcuterie box paired with your choice of bubbles, wine or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. After your concert, enjoy s'mores and a crafted cocktail with your own personal fire pit. (Read more about these tasty offerings). You can also purchase Bubbles and Bites or a S'mores Nightcap separately.
  2. "I often compare piano concertos to action movies, and if that makes sense to you, this concerto has more than its fair share of car chases!" says Parker of the Mendelssohn he performs on this concert. Read why Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 is his pick of the summer. 

Explore the concert extras

Date & Time





    Brazilian Fanfare


    Piano Concerto No. 1


    Sketch of a Butterfly


    Symphony No. 8 


Jon Kimura Parker


Video: From Last Summer: Jon Kimura Parker Plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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