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Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor | © Michal Novak

Ginastera, Kodály and Tchaikovsky

Thu Jun 8 — Fri Jun 9, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs, including intermission

Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály believed fervently that music was good for the soul. So it makes sense that on such a colorful, vivacious program, we hear not one but two of his works, the less familiar Hungarian folk tune-inspired Concerto for Orchestra as well as the much-loved Dances of Galánta. Miguel Harth Bedoya takes the podium, also conducting Ginastera’s Harp Concerto in a special performance by Chanhassen native, Grace Roepke. Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Capriccio italien brings spirit to the soul as the concert concludes.

The Friday night performance will be broadcast live on YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio. Find your station or listen online.

A Few Things To Know

  1. Grace Roepke was the Grand Prize winner of the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artists Competition in 2019, becoming the first harpist to receive the honor in the competition’s six-decade history.
  2. Capriccio italien was written to evoke some of the sights and sounds that Tchaikovsky encountered on a visit to a carnival.
  3. The Ginastera Harp Concerto has only been programmed once before on a Minnesota Orchestra concert, featuring then-Principal Harp Kathy Kienzle in 2016.
  4. Miguel Harth-Bedoya has recently concluded tenures as chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He is an environmental activist who co-founded a compost business and has committed to zero-waste living.

Date & Time





    Concerto for Orchestra


    Harp Concerto


    Dances of Galánta


    Capriccio italien


Minnesota Orchestra

Miguel Harth-Bedoya


Grace Roepke


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