Music Around the GlobeGrades 3-6
Mon Apr 17 — Tue Apr 18, 2023
Every culture produces distinctive folk music, often born of dance (jigs and polkas) or inspired by nature. And the folk music composers hear when they’re young often wields a life-long influence. This buoyant program offers African American idioms in Florence Price’s powerful Third Symphony, Norwegian elements in Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood and, in Aleppo Songs, the Middle Eastern roots of Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. Also represented are Mexican, Chinese and Hungarian composers, along with Poland’s Frédéric Chopin, in a piano concerto starring Nita Qiu, an extraordinarily talented YPSCA Young People’s Concerto Competition winner.
Things to Know
- Prepare for the concert by downloading our curriculum before your trip to Orchestra Hall.
- Tickets can be reserved in advance with no payment due until a month before the concert.
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G. Phillip Shoultz, III
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård—who is serving as music director designate during the 2022-23 season—is recognized for distinguished performances around the world, award-winning recordings and broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. Founded in 1903, the Orchestra has an extensive history of touring throughout Minnesota, nationally and abroad, including high-profile visits in recent years to Cuba, Europe and South Africa. Recording projects undertaken in the past two decades include complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mahler, all recorded under Osmo Vänskä, who is now the Orchestra’s conductor laureate.
Paraguayan conductor Ernesto Estigarribia Mussi is highly regarded for his versatility and effervescent style on and off the podium. Hailed for his “expert direction” by Fanfare magazine, he is music director of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is the associate conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles and director of orchestras at Augustana College.
G. Phillip Shoultz, III, who is known for fostering community and inspiring action among people of all ages and abilities, enjoys a multifaceted career as artist, educator, consultant, speaker and pastoral musician. He is the associate artistic director of VocalEssence, where his most visible impact is seen through his visionary leadership as founding conductor of the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and through his engaging Take 5 with GPS daily livestream and series of instructional videos. He also serves Westwood Lutheran Church as Cantor for Music, Worship and the Arts, and he frequently appears throughout the U.S. as a guest clinician, adjudicator and consultant.
- ASL Interpretation
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Open Captioning
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.
Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund
Angela S. Pennington and W. Anders Folk Student Ticket Fund