Søndergård, Keefe and Brahms

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Robert Schumann composed his Spring Symphony during the wintertime, dreaming of warmer days to come and the signs of life that would soon abound in nature. This sounds like the kind of activity many of us in Minnesota would understand! Thomas Søndergård conducts this bright, joyful symphony and collaborates with Concertmaster Erin Keefe for a performance of … Continue reading "Søndergård, Keefe and Brahms"

Brahms Serenade

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

As the sun peeks through the windows of Orchestra Hall’s Target Atrium, the rich, sonorous blend of five cellos playing traditional spirituals rings throughout the space. Then, the dark tones of cello and bass together add curiosity and warmth. As wind players join the gathering, Brahms’ enthusiastic Serenade No. 1 will leave you feeling breathless, … Continue reading "Brahms Serenade"

Event Series Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska makes a long-awaited debut with the Minnesota Orchestra. Joining her for this program is American cellist Sterling Elliott, a fast-rising star who has been winning concerto competitions since he was just 7 years old. Together, Poska, Elliott and the Minnesota Orchestra share bright, sunny music—including crowd favorites by Aaron Copland, Peter … Continue reading "Beethoven and Tchaikovsky"

April Music & Mindfulness

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, join us for an exploration of music and mindfulness through performances and engaging dialogue. Each session will feature a musician or small ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and will be led by University of Minnesota mindfulness and wellbeing instructor Mariann … Continue reading "April Music & Mindfulness"

Event Series Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska makes a long-awaited debut with the Minnesota Orchestra. Joining her for this program is American cellist Sterling Elliott, a fast-rising star who has been winning concerto competitions since he was just 7 years old. Together, Poska, Elliott and the Minnesota Orchestra share bright, sunny music—including crowd favorites by Aaron Copland, Peter … Continue reading "Beethoven and Tchaikovsky"

Beethoven Symphony No. 8

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Two vibrant orchestral works in under an hour! Make Symphony in 60 part of your weekend and witness the musical power of cellist Sterling Elliott in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and hear Beethoven's lighthearted and optimistic Eighth Symphony, conducted by Kristiina Poska.

Søndergård, Gerstein and Rachmaninoff

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Metal, wood, water, fire and earth comprise the five universal materials that serve as the inspiration for Qigang Chen’s The Five Elements. And in Also sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss immerses us into an exploration of nature, evolution and humanity, setting up a powerful concert full of discovery (plus, of course, that iconic theme used in 2001: A Space … Continue reading "Søndergård, Gerstein and Rachmaninoff"

Hope Renewed

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

In a program that explores our relationships with one another and with creation, VocalEssence seeks to give fresh life to justice and hope sharing a message celebrating the wide circle of life that provides room for all to grow and thrive. Featuring commissions by Daniel Godfrey and Marcus Simmons, and the latest piece by ACDA … Continue reading "Hope Renewed"

Søndergård, Gerstein and Rachmaninoff

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Metal, wood, water, fire and earth comprise the five universal materials that serve as the inspiration for Qigang Chen’s The Five Elements. And in Also sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss immerses us into an exploration of nature, evolution and humanity, setting up a powerful concert full of discovery (plus, of course, that iconic theme used in 2001: A Space … Continue reading "Søndergård, Gerstein and Rachmaninoff"

River Rhapsody

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis , MN, United States

Join us on May 4, 2024 to support the Orchestra’s artistic and educational missions as we revel in the traditions—from music to food—that the River inspires. Then, experience an exquisite river-themed concert of glorious orchestral classics performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by new Music Director Thomas Søndergård. Cap off the night at our festive … Continue reading "River Rhapsody"