The Hebrides Overture1 min note
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Impressions of swirling waters and crashing waves unfold in The Hebrides Overture, as Felix Mendelssohn paints pictures of the dramatic sea and the haunting scenery on the islands off the Western coast of Scotland.
Trombone Concerto1 min note
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While mourning his late granddaughter, James MacMillan worked with trombonist Jörgen van Rijen to craft a virtuosic and emotionally impactful concerto for him. Cast in a single half-hour movement, the concerto navigates various moods and themes, including a foundational seven-note motif, a dance-like scherzo and a hymn-like close.
Symphony No. 51 min note
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Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth, the most frequently performed of his 15 symphonies, is forceful and questioning. It imitates the form of a classical symphony until its icy third movement, scored without brass, as gorgeous melodies rise and fall. Dueling critics have interpreted the finale as either triumphant or a bitingly sarcastic rebuke of Joseph Stalin’s authoritarian regime.
Jörgen van Rijen
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. This fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård begins his tenure as music director.
Described by The Herald as “extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive,” David Danzmayr is widely regarded as one of the most exciting European conductors of his generation. He is in his second season as music director of the Oregon Symphony, having started his tenure there in the orchestra´s 125th anniversary season. He also stands at the helm of the versatile ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Columbus, an innovative orchestra comprised of musicians from all over the United States.
Plan your visit
- Pre-concert activities
- Valet Parking
- Pre-order Beverages
- Directions & Parking
- Helpful Tips
When: Fri Oct 13, 7:15pm | Sat Oct 14, 6:15pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Nicholas Landrum, an award-winning composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, as he unpacks Shostakovich's role in the Soviet State in his pre-concert talk A Response to Just Criticism: Shostakovich and the Soviet State.
Exhibit by The Museum of Russian Art
When: Fri Oct 13, Sat Oct 14
Know Before You Go
An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Directions & Parking
All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.
Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the MN Orch App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.
The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.