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Silver Ainomäe, cello, and Susie Park, violin | © Josh Kohanek

Park and Ainomäe Play Brahms

Thu Jun 1 — Fri Jun 2, 2023

Orchestra Hall

The Minnesota Orchestra is made up of extraordinarily talented musicians, and this week we feature two of them together when First Associate Concertmaster Susie Park and Associate Principal Cello Silver Ainomäe team up for a long-awaited (three years in the making!) performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto. Eleanor Alberga’s Tower opens the second half of this thrilling concert, led by visiting conductor Andrew Manze. Shostakovich’s First Symphony, a fiery symphony written as the young composer’s graduation project, concludes the program.

A Few Things To Know

  1. In Fall 2019, the Minnesota Orchestra created the first professional recording of Eleanor Alberga’s Tower in partnership with the African Diaspora Music Project and YourClassical MPR. Hear the recording here.
  2. Shostakovich composed his First Symphony at just 18 years old as a graduation assignment. Within a year of its premiere, the work was programmed and performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, officially launching Shostakovich’s symphonic career.
  3. In addition to his many conducting engagements, Andrew Manze can be heard regularly as a radio and television broadcaster.

Date & Time

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Program

  • BRAHMS

    Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

  • ALBERGA

    Tower

  • SHOSTAKOVICH

    Symphony No. 1

Artists

Minnesota Orchestra

Andrew Manze

conductor

Susie Park

violin

Silver Ainomäe

cello

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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