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Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

About This Concert

When you hear Benjamin Beilman in Saint-Saëns’ glittering Violin Concerto No. 3, you’ll know why The Philadelphia Inquirer called this 29-year-old “monstrously talented.”

Program

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / 15 min

SAINT-SAËNS
Violin Concerto No. 3 / 20 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 15 / 42 min

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Artists

Fun Facts

  • The first time the Orchestra performed Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 was back in January 1904, two years before Dimitri Shostakovich was even born.
  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 was premiered in 1972 by Moscow’s All-Union Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the direction of his son, Maxim Shostakovich.
  • For four years in a row, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis took third place in UK classical radio station Classic FM’s annual Hall of Fame listener poll.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

This concert is featured as part of the following subscription packages:
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Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto

Tickets

1573430617

1569632400

1605657817

Fri Sep 27 2019 8pm

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Benjamin Beilman, violin | Photo © Stefan Ruiz

Benjamin Beilman, violin | Photo © Stefan Ruiz

This concert is featured as part of the following subscription packages:
Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts)

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm


Concert Preview

Record Listening Station

Russian Toy Display

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About This Concert

When you hear Benjamin Beilman in Saint-Saëns’ glittering Violin Concerto No. 3, you’ll know why The Philadelphia Inquirer called this 29-year-old “monstrously talented.”

Program

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / 15 min

SAINT-SAËNS
Violin Concerto No. 3 / 20 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 15 / 42 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • The first time the Orchestra performed Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 was back in January 1904, two years before Dimitri Shostakovich was even born.
  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 was premiered in 1972 by Moscow’s All-Union Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the direction of his son, Maxim Shostakovich.
  • For four years in a row, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis took third place in UK classical radio station Classic FM’s annual Hall of Fame listener poll.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Friday September 27 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7-7:25pm
Where: Auditorium
Join Phillip Gainsley for an entertaining interview with Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Melissa Ousley, the new host of the Minnesota Orchestra's Friday night concert broadcasts. This concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Record Listening Station

Record Listening Station

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Where: Balcony A
In his Symphony No. 15, Shostakovich quotes several other well-known pieces of classical music. Prepare to hear the Orchestra play the symphony by listening to recordings of some of those works -- provided by Hymie's Vintage Records!

Russian Toy Display

Russian Toy Display

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer and Balcony A Lobby
The Museum of Russian Art is delighted to share its collections with the Minnesota Orchestra, providing visual references to concerts of Russian music. This fall, the Museum has created a display of traditional Russian toys. The display will include brightly painted figurines of solid wood, nesting dolls, and fabric dolls in traditional Russian dress.