Dub-Sanjo1 min note
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This work from the pen of 2015 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumnus Texu Kim draws on melodic patterns common in sanjo, a virtuosic Korean folk music tradition featuring a soloist with barrel drum accompaniment—bringing together varied sanjo traditions and the large-scale forces of a symphony orchestra.
Erwartung1 min note
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Arnold Schoenberg charted a new course in Western classical music history with his groundbreaking monodrama Erwartung, a work which bears the influence of both the Expressionist art movement and the writings of Sigmund Freud.
Symphony No. 51 min note
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s very popular Fifth Symphony—which journeys from minor to major and darkness to hope—is filled with wonderful mottos, orchestral color, balletic beauty and high drama. Watch for the finale’s false conclusion, a great climax that tricks many listeners into thinking the performance is complete.
Eun Sun Kim
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 past fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård began his tenure as music director.
Following “a company debut of astonishing vibrancy and assurance” (San Francisco Chronicle) in Rusalka, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim was named the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera, where she began her tenure in 2021. She is a regular guest conductor at the world’s most important opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
American dramatic soprano Heidi Melton has been called “the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson” (La Presse), a voice that is “big, gleaming and tonally resplendent” (San Francisco Chronicle). She opens the 2023-24 season with a debut at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for concert performances of Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza) conducted by James Gaffigan.
Plan your visit
- Pre-concert activities
- Valet Parking
- Pre-order Beverages
- Directions & Parking
- Helpful Tips
Pre-concert conversationwith composer Texu Kim
When: Fri Mar 8, Sat Mar 9 | 45 mins prior to concert
Where: Target Atrium
Texu Kim will discuss his piece Dub-Sanjo, which opens the evening's concert, and more as he joins fellow composer Loki Karuna in conversation.
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 Minnesota Orchestra 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.