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Scott Yoo
Scott Yoo, conductor | © Kate Lemmon

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Fri Nov 4 — Sat Nov 5, 2022

Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra musicians were introduced to Ulysses Kay’s neo-classical Concerto for Orchestra in reading and recording sessions in 2021. Now they perform the work for audiences under the direction of conductor Scott Yoo. Pianist Simon Trpčeski makes a highly anticipated return to the stage to play Tchaikovsky’s intensely challenging First Piano Concerto; then the Orchestra’s string and percussion sections embark on the quirky, contradictory adventure Bartók created in his one-of-a-kind Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Listen to the Minnesota Orchestra’s recording of Ulysses Kay’s Concerto for Orchestra, recorded in 2021 to raise awareness and increase performances of the work, in partnership with the African Diaspora Music Project.
  2. Are you a fan of Tchaikovsky’s music? Return to Orchestra Hall in February to hear the composer’s Second Piano Concerto featuring soloist Alexandre Kantorow.
  3. In 2011, Simon Trpčeski became the first-ever recipient of the title “National Artist of Macedonia.”

Date & Time




  • KAY

    Concerto for Orchestra


    Piano Concerto No. 1


    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta


Minnesota Orchestra

Scott Yoo


Simon Trpčeski


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