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Music Around the Globe

Grades 3-6

Mon Apr 17 — Tue Apr 18, 2023

Orchestra Hall

Every culture produces distinctive folk music, often born of dance (jigs and polkas) or inspired by nature. And the folk music composers hear when they’re young often wields a life-long influence. This buoyant program offers African American idioms in Florence Price’s powerful Third Symphony, Norwegian elements in Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood and, in Aleppo Songs, the Middle Eastern roots of Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. Also represented are Mexican, Chinese and Hungarian composers, along with Poland’s Frédéric Chopin, in a piano concerto starring Nita Qiu, an extraordinarily talented YPSCA Young People’s Concerto Competition winner.

Things to Know

  1. Prepare for the concert by downloading our curriculum before your trip to Orchestra Hall.
  2. Tickets can be reserved in advance with no payment due until a month before the concert.

Date & Time




  • RUO

    The Girl from Da Ban City, from Folk Songs for Orchestra


    Morning Mood, from Peer Gynt


    How Beautiful the Light of the Rising Sun, from Aleppo Songs


    Allegro vivace, from Piano Concerto No. 2


    Romanian Folk Dances


    Juba, from Symphony No. 3




Minnesota Orchestra

Ernesto Estigarribia


G. Phillip Shoultz, III


Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • 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.

Sponsored By

Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund
Angela S. Pennington and W. Anders Folk Student Ticket Fund

Ameriprise Financial
Midwest Radiology