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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

~2 hrs, including intermission

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.

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. 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





    Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra




    Symphony No. 1


Minnesota Orchestra

Andrew Manze


Susie Park


Silver Ainomäe


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