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Fei Xie | © Zoe Prinds-Flash

Fei Xie Plays Jolivet

Thu Jun 5 — Fri Jun 6, 2025

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony takes the 12-bar blues and explodes it into a lyrical, kaleidoscopic history of American music. A frequent Marsalis collaborator, Cristian Măcelaru has conducted the symphony in performances and a recording. Then to what many consider the most difficult concerto in the bassoon repertoire played by our beloved Principal Bassoon Fei Xie. Don’t miss this trifecta of Minnesota Orchestra firsts!

Tickets for this concert are available now when you purchase a package. Save up to 15% and receive subscriber perks when you buy 3 or more concerts. Let's create your season!

Note: Individual tickets go on sale July 29.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Plan your visit to Orchestra Hall

Date & Time





    Selections from Blues Symphony


    Bassoon Concerto


    Symphony No. 1


Minnesota Orchestra

Cristian Măcelaru


Fei Xie


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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