Minnesota Orchestra

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  • $20-$83. Discounts for students.

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  • Orchestra Hall is located on 11th Street, between Marquette and Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

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  • Year round. Box office hours; Phone: Monday-Friday, 10am to 5pm & Performance Saturdays, 12pm to 5pm. In Person: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm, and two hours prior to concert start time through intermission for ticketed performances.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. American Voices: Copland and Bernstein

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    An all-American tour-de-force program including Bernstein’s first film score On the Waterfront, the suite from Copland’s ever-popular ballet Billy the Kid and a U.S. premiere by House of Cards composer Jeff Beal.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Sharon Bezaly, flute
    Susie Park, violin
    COPLAND
    Suite from Billy the Kid

    BEAL
    Flute Concerto [U.S. Premiere]

    BARBER
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

    BERNSTEIN
    On the Waterfront

  2. Andre Watts Plays Beethoven's Emperor

    Andre Watts Plays Beethoven's Emperor

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    Andre Watts brings a fearless virtuosity to the piano, exactly what Beethoven asks for in his Emperor Concerto—where master composer and master performer meet.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    John Storgards, conductor
    Andre Watts, piano

    BEETHOVEN
    Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

    SHOSTAKOVICH
    Symphony No. 10

    Fun Facts:
    •Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 may have gotten its nickname at the 1812 Vienna premiere when an excited French officer exclaimed, “C’est l’Empereur!”
    •Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 quotes his own song “What’s in My Name?” and throughout the Tenth, Shostakovich uses the notes D, E flat, C, B (D, S, C, H in German spelling) for his own initials—a survivor’s rebuke to Stalin who had terrorized the composer.
    •At 16, Andre Watts filled in at the last minute with the New York Philharmonic. At his performance of Liszt’s concerto, Leonard Bernstein and the orchestra joined the audience in a standing ovation for the young man.
    •John Storgards is as accomplished with a violin bow as a conductor’s baton, having served as concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony for several seasons.

  3. Andrew Litton and the Minnesota Chorale: Bernstein and Walton

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    A huge success at its 1930s premiere and beloved by orchestras and choirs since, Belshazzar’s Feast tells the ancient Hebrew story of lamentation and liberation.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Andrew Litton, conductor
    Christopher Maltman, baritone
    Minnesota Chorale

    BERNSTEIN
    Fancy Free
    Chichester Psalms

    WALTON
    Belshazzar's Feast

  4. Beethoven and Berlioz

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    Augustin Hadelich brings his crystalline tone to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, then Orchestra Hall lights up with Berlioz’s brilliant Symphonie fantastique.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Jun Markl, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

    BEETHOVEN
    Violin Concerto

    BERLIOZ
    Symphonie fantastique

  5. Britten and Schumann

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    Schumann painted the human soul at its most noble and lyrical in his beautiful Cello Concerto, while a century later during World War II, Britten created his touching Sinfonia as an impassioned cry for peace.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Michael Francis, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    BRITTEN
    Sinfonia da Requiem

    SCHUMANN
    Cello Concerto

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
    Symphony No. 6

  6. Cameron Carpenter Plays Rachmaninoff

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    There are revolutionaries in music—and then there’s Cameron Carpenter, who tours globally with an astonishing electric organ of his own design and amazes audiences with his jaw-dropping virtuosity.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Klaus Makela, conductor
    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    MUSSORGSKY
    Prelude to Khovanshchina

    RACHMANINOFF
    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for organ and orchestra

    SHOSTAKOVICH
    Symphony No. 5

  7. Chamber Music: Mendelssohn and Dvorak

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    A brilliant, sunny quartet and a Czech-inspired quintet, featuring Concertmaster Erin Keefe and her colleagues from each of our string sections.

    Please note: this chamber music performance will be held in the Orchestra Hall auditorium.

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 4

    Kenneth Freed, viola
    Céline Leathead, violin
    Thomas Turner, viola
    Silver Ainomae, cello

    DVORAK
    String Quintet in G major

    Erin Keefe, violin
    Sarah Grimes, violin
    Rebecca Albers, violia
    Silver Ainomae, cello
    Kathryn Nettleman, bass

  8. Cirque Goes to the Movies

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    Hear the Orchestra perform film score selections from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic and more while (all around them and flying over head!) the internationally-acclaimed aerialists, acrobats and jugglers make the most astounding feats look easy.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Sarah Hicks, conductor

  9. Courage and Triumph

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    Join us for our first full orchestra symphonic sensory-friendly concert, an engaging and interactive experience conducted by Akiko Fujimoto and featuring guest cellist Nygel Witherspoon.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
    Lyndie Walker, host
    Nygel Witherspoon, cello
    COPLAND
    Fanfare for the Common Man

    TOWER
    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No.1

    WILLIAMS
    “Hedwig’s Flight,” from The Children’s Suite, from the motion-picture Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™

    BERNSTEIN
    Overture to West Side Story

    FAURE
    Elegie for Cello and Orchestra

    STRAUSS
    Radetzky March

    BEETHOVEN
    Symphony No. 7 in A major, movement IV

    STRAVINSKY
    Finale from Firebird

  10. Debussy's La Mer

    Debussy's La Mer

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    Juraj Valcuha returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s powerful Third Piano Concerto and Debussy’s shape-shifting picture of the sea, La mer.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Juraj Valcuha, conductor
    Kirill Gerstein, piano
    LYADOV
    The Enchanted Lake

    RACHMANINOFF
    Piano Concerto No. 3

    RESPIGHI
    The Fountains of Rome

    DEBUSSY
    La mer

    Fun Facts:
    -At six-foot-six, Rachmaninoff had hands that could span three notes farther than most pianists—one of the reasons his Concerto No. 3 is the most daunting in all the pianist’s literature.
    -The Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parent’s record collection and came to the US when he was only 14 to focus on jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
    -Gerstein won the prestigious (and slightly mysterious) Gilmore Award in 2010, bestowed every four years on an unsuspecting pianist anywhere in the world in recognition of exceptional artistry.
    -Debussy’s parents had plans for their son to join the navy, but Debussy rarely got close to large bodies of water and instead let his imagination set sail when he created his vivid orchestration of the sea in La mer.

  11. Flute and Guitar Duo

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    Join us in the Target Atrium for an engaging and interactive concert featuring Minnesota Orchestra flutist Adam Kuenzel, guitarist Magdalena Loza Flores, and talented guest musicians from the audience!

    Adam Kuenzel, flute
    Magdalena Loza Flores, guitar

  12. Inside the Classics: Speaking Truth to Power

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    From the 1960s through today, protest music has played an important role in American culture. Violist and host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks highlight the stories, music, and achievements of composers who used their talents to participate in social protest through the centuries.

    Post-concert on stage reception.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Sarah Hicks, conductor
    Sam Bergman, viola and host
    Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
    BRITTEN
    Lacrymosa, mvt. I from Sinfonia da Requiem

    CORIGLIANO
    Apologue: Of Rage and Remembrance, mvt. I from Symphony No. 1

    TOWER
    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1

    PENDERECKI
    Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

    STILL
    In Memoriam of the Colored Soldiers Who Died For Democracy

    SMYTH
    Overture to The Boatswain’s Mate

    BEETHOVEN
    Overture to Fidelio

    SHOSTAKOVICH/Barshai
    Allegro molto, mvt. II from Chamber Symphony

    Al-ZAND
    The Prisoner

  13. Mendelssohn and Mozart

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    The Minnesota Orchestra’s cello section performs works for cello ensemble. Mendelssohn’s Second String Quartet and Mozart’s Quintet for Strings in G minor round out the program on this Sunday afternoon chamber concert, designed by Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 2

    Susie Park, violin
    Milana Elise Reiche, violin
    Rebecca Albers, viola
    Pitnarry Shin, cello

  14. NightCap: Eeyore Has a Birthday

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    A Minnesota original for violin and piano, plus an unlikely trio performs music (and storytelling!) about everyone’s favorite gloomy storybook character.

    DAVID EVAN THOMAS
    Greetings and Farewell

    Catherine Schubilske, violin
    Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
    JON DEAK
    Eeyore Has a Birthday

    Sam Bergman, viola
    Kathryn Nettleman, bass
    Susan Billmeyer, piano

  15. Pink Martini

    Pink Martini

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    You’re invited! Pink Martini mixes a fabulous cocktail of swoon-worthy music and multilingual flourishes for a performance that will be the talk of the town.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Sarah Hicks, conductor
    China Forbes, lead vocals
    Pink Martini, ensemble

    Fun Facts:
    -Pianist Thomas Lauderdale formed Pink Martini in 1994 in Portland to play at fundraisers for civil rights, environmental and educational causes.
    -Lauderdale describes Pink Martini as “a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
    -Pink Martini albums feature a wide range of guest singers such as the Von Trapps (yes, the actual great-grandchildren of -The Sound of Music’s Captain and Maria von Trapp), the late Phyllis Diller and Rufus Wainwright.
    -They’ve recorded in dozens of languages as varied as Turkish, Japanese, Romanian and Xhosa.
    -Lead singer China Forbes graduated cum laude from Harvard and her original songs have been featured in The Sopranos, The West Wing, Weeds, The L Word, Felicity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    -NPR describes Pink Martini’s songs as “a globetrotting victory lap…all tackled with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.”

  16. Season Finale: Vanska Conducts Mahler's Fourth

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    The luminous soprano Carolyn Sampson joins us to perform Mahler’s Fourth—a quiet version of heaven where a child’s every dream comes true.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Carolyn Sampson, soprano
    R. Douglas Wright, trombone
    Kari Sundström, trombone
    Andrew Chappell, bass trombone
    Steven Campbell, tuba

    STEPHENSON
    Low Brass Concerto [World Premiere]

    MAHLER
    Symphony No. 4

  17. Stories in Music

    Stories in Music

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    About This Concert:
    Join us for a family concert sure to delight audiences of all ages!

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
    More Details:
    This concert will feature two of the Minnesota Orchestra’s very own—Steven Campbell (tuba) and Roma Duncan (piccolo)—as we explore music that tells a story of bumblebees, rivers, elephants and more!
    Listen to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, two pieces of music inspired by the Mississippi River—Kevin Puts’ River’s Rush and Michael Daugherty’s Reflections on the Mississippi—and a special surprise duet for tuba and piccolo.
    The Orchestra will then perform the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but with a special, sporty twist thanks to the hilarious antics of composer P.D.Q Bach.

  18. Symphony in 60

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    Feel the electricity of a classical concert in only 60 minutes! Associate Conductor Roderick Cox leads the orchestra in a program reflecting on themes of peace and reconciliation.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Roderick Cox, conductor
    Stewart Goodyear, piano

    SALONEN
    Helix

    PART
    Fratres

    BEETHOVEN
    Piano Concerto No. 4

  19. Vanska Conducts Mahler's Titan Symphony

    Vanska Conducts Mahler's Titan Symphony

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    No first symphony has ever rocked the world like Mahler’s stunning Titan—joyous and bold, the composer’s audacious wish to embrace all of humanity in a single piece of music.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Erin Keefe, violin
    WEILL
    Violin Concerto

    MAHLER
    Symphony No. 1, Titan

    Fun Facts:
    -Gustav Mahler wrote his Symphony No. 1 on the inspiration of simple German folk tunes and poetry, and turned that into a fabulously colorful tapestry for brass, strings, winds and percussion, and perhaps the most daring first symphony of any composer.
    -Kurt Weill, who composed Broadway superhits like “Mack the Knife,” also wrote dozens of concert works as a young man in his native Germany.
    -Weill shed no tears when he left Germany for America, and said, “The moment I landed here I felt as though I’d come home.”
    -When Erin Keefe was young, her father wanted her to study piano, but the front door of their house wasn’t big enough to move a piano in, so violin it was.

  20. Wagner, Liszt and Schumann

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
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    Wagner’s beautiful chamber work Siegfried Idyll, Liszt’s glittering Piano Concerto No. 1 and the soaring Symphony No. 2 by Schumann.

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Markus Stenz, conductor
    Louis Lortie, piano

  21. Young People's: Stories in Music

    Young People's: Stories in Music

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    About This Concert:
    Join us for a family concert sure to delight audiences of all ages!

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
    More Details:
    -This concert will feature two of the Minnesota Orchestra’s very own—Steven Campbell (tuba) and Roma Duncan (piccolo)—as we explore music that tells a story of bumblebees, rivers, elephants and more!
    -Listen to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, two pieces of music inspired by the Mississippi River—Kevin Puts’ River’s Rush and Michael Daugherty’s Reflections on the Mississippi—and a special surprise duet for tuba and piccolo.
    -The Orchestra will then perform the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but with a special, sporty twist thanks to the hilarious antics of composer P.D.Q Bach.
    -Join us at 12:45pm for Learning in the Lobby activities sponsored by Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra.

  22. Young People's: The Color of Music

    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 371-5656
    Toll Free: (800) 292-4141

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Roderick Cox, conductor

    Recommended for elementary-age students.
    In this exciting interactive concert, musicians help students investigate the musical element “timbre,” or “tone color,” and the four families of instruments.

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  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
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  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 2092
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 8,775
  • Catering Available

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