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Chamber Music: Memories and Melodies

About This Concert:

Sit back and enjoy a poignant, rhapsodic and wild musical ride through the music of Kodály, Brahms and more, in this program curated by Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

KODÁLY
Duo for Violin and Cello / 21 min

MOZART
Divertimento in D major, K. 251 / 27 min

INTERMISSION / 15 min

STEINBERG
Subterranean Dance / 8 min

BRITTEN
Divertimenti for String Quartet / 10 min

BRAHMS
String Quartet No. 2 / 30 min

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Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts:

  • Susie Park and Silver Ainomäe are featured together again in Minnesota Orchestra performances of Brahms’ Double Concerto in May 2020.
  • Russell Steinberg wrote Subterranean Dance for an unusual ensemble which is sometimes referred to as a Pierrot Ensemble, based on the orchestration of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. For additional character, Steinberg added a percussion part to his score.
  • Benjamin Britten decided he wasn’t pleased with the Divertimenti, but the music was later discovered and published, and has since become a favorite of many string musicians.
  • One musical motif in Brahms’ A-minor String Quartet is built around the notes F, A and E, quoting a motto of Brahms’ friend Joseph Joachim: “Frei aber einsam,” which means free but lonely. This phrase was a strong source of inspiration for the work.

Accessibility

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

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Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600

Performance Cancelled

The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the Chamber Music: Memories and Melodies performance has been canceled as a preventative action against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All tickets are fully exchangeable and can be exchanged now online by logging into your account. If you choose not to exchange, we will automatically bank the value of your tickets for use at a future concert. As a result of this cancellation, we anticipate limited staffing, and longer phone wait times. We may also have modified phone and box office hours (for the safety of our employees).

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Chamber Music in the Target Atrium

Chamber Music: Memories and Melodies

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Sun Mar 22 2020 4:30pm

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium

Performance Cancelled

The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the Chamber Music: Memories and Melodies performance has been canceled as a preventative action against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All tickets are fully exchangeable and can be exchanged now online by logging into your account. If you choose not to exchange, we will automatically bank the value of your tickets for use at a future concert. As a result of this cancellation, we anticipate limited staffing, and longer phone wait times. We may also have modified phone and box office hours (for the safety of our employees).

Manage your tickets

About This Concert:

Sit back and enjoy a poignant, rhapsodic and wild musical ride through the music of Kodály, Brahms and more, in this program curated by Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

KODÁLY
Duo for Violin and Cello / 21 min

MOZART
Divertimento in D major, K. 251 / 27 min

INTERMISSION / 15 min

STEINBERG
Subterranean Dance / 8 min

BRITTEN
Divertimenti for String Quartet / 10 min

BRAHMS
String Quartet No. 2 / 30 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts:

  • Susie Park and Silver Ainomäe are featured together again in Minnesota Orchestra performances of Brahms’ Double Concerto in May 2020.
  • Russell Steinberg wrote Subterranean Dance for an unusual ensemble which is sometimes referred to as a Pierrot Ensemble, based on the orchestration of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. For additional character, Steinberg added a percussion part to his score.
  • Benjamin Britten decided he wasn’t pleased with the Divertimenti, but the music was later discovered and published, and has since become a favorite of many string musicians.
  • One musical motif in Brahms’ A-minor String Quartet is built around the notes F, A and E, quoting a motto of Brahms’ friend Joseph Joachim: “Frei aber einsam,” which means free but lonely. This phrase was a strong source of inspiration for the work.

Accessibility

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

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.