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Juneteenth

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Fri Jun 14, 2024

Orchestra Hall

2 hours including intermission

In celebration and remembrance in honor of Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, the Minnesota Orchestra, alongside guests and members of the Twin Cities community, will perform a program featuring music by African American composers.

A Few Things to Know

  • Juneteenth commemorates when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were the last to be freed in the former Confederacy when Union troops arrived there on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln. Though it’s often referred to as “America’s Second Independence Day,” Juneteenth wasn’t recognized as a federal holiday until June 2021. It became an official state holiday in Minnesota in February 2023.

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  • STILL

    Festive Overture

  • THOMAS

    Of Our New Day Begun

  • Songs featuring Jovonta Patton

  • HART

    Made in America

  • BONDS

    Benediction, from Montgomery Variations

  • SIMON

    Amen

Minnesota Orchestra

Jonathan Taylor Rush

conductor

Wordsmith

soloist

Jovonta Patton

vocalist

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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