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Summer at Orchestra Hall

Grand Piano Spectacular

Thu Aug 1, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Let one pianist loose on the 88 keys and—voilá! Magic. Multiply that by four and unite them on stage and the effect is spectacular. The Grand Piano Spectacular is back—and it is a real thrill to see and hear! Two summers ago, Parker reprised this long tradition of Sommerfest, the Orchestra’s beloved summer festival that dates back to 1980. This summer, a new lineup of pianists representing the next generation of great recitalists, Gabriela Martinez, Osip Nikiforov and Szuyu Su, perform alongside Parker.

*The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

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A Few Things to Know

  1. Enjoy $6 Happy Hour while you listen to free entertainment by outstanding local performers in the Target Atrium. Enjoy food vendors inside Orchestra Hall and food trucks outside the Peavey Entrance on Nicollet Mall. See full schedule.
  2. Come early and enjoy a delicious Bubbles and Bites package prepared by Wandering Kitchen featuring a charcuterie box paired with your choice of bubbles, wine or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. Read more about these tasty offerings.
    Purchase for Thu, 8/1
  3. Plan your visit to Orchestra Hall

Date & Time




  • PIAZZOLLA/Yamamoto


  • DEBUSSY/Roques

    Arabesque No. 1

  • MOZART/Volodos

    Rondo alla Turca, from Piano Sonata No. 11

  • MILHAUD/Parker



    Selections from Picture Etudes

  • HOLST/Abaca

    Jupiter, from The Planets



  • GERSHWIN/Stern

    Rhapsody in Blue



  • GERSHWIN/Stone

    Cuban Overture


Jon Kimura Parker


Gabriela Martinez


Osip Nikiforov


Szuyu Su


Plan your visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips

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.

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Video: Grand Piano Spectacular 2023: Four for Boogie

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.

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