Echoes of History: Osmo Vänskä and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra – May 2

Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8PM
Northrop Memorial Auditorium
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
William Wolfram, piano
University of Minnesota Marching Band,
Craig J. Kirchhoff, director
University of Minnesota Chorus,
Kathy Saltzman Romey, director

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Program:

RICHARD WAGNER
Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

ANTONIN DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World
II. Largo

William Wolfram

William Wolfram

FRANZ LISZT
Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Intermission

FRANZ LISZT
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Piano and Orchestra
Allegro maestoso: Tempo giusto – Quasi adagio – Allegretto vivace – Allegro marziale animato
William Wolfram, piano

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
1812, Overture solennelle

Come be a part of history as Osmo Vänskä leads the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and celebrated piano soloist William Wolfram at the opening of the newly remodeled Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota! The evening will re-create the first concert ever heard in this Twin Cities musical and educational landmark; the original program played by the then-Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on October 22, 1929. Beautifully re-configured Northrop Memorial Auditorium will be filled with the sounds of Wagner, Dvořák, and Liszt, as the University of Minnesota’s own Marching Band and Chorus join forces with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra for a most triumphant finale – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable celebration of Minnesota history and culture!

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Eiji Oue Returns – A Tchaikovsky Spectacular! December 14 & 15 – A Classical Concert for the Holidays!

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Eiji Oue
Eiji Oue

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Eiji Oue, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

An All-Tchaikovsky Program:
Holiday Favorites from The Nutcracker
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 4

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Jon Kimura Parker
Jon Kimura Parker

After a long absence from the Twin Cities, former music director and Grammy® nominee Eiji Oue will return to conduct the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky spectacular. Maestro Oue and the Musicians will open the program with excerpts from the immortal ballet, The Nutcracker. Sensational pianist, Jon Kimura Parker, a frequent visitor and guest soloist in the Twin Cities, will join the program for a performance of the iconic Piano Concerto No. 1. The immensely popular Symphony No. 4 concludes with its calls of Fate and Destiny, transporting the listener from troubled night into jubilant daylight in this blazing showcase for Eiji Oue and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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Give to the Max Day – November 14th, 2013

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Sincerely,
The Minnesota Orchestra Musicians

 

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Eiji Oue Returns – A Tchaikovsky Spectacular! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Eiji Oue, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Program:
All TCHAIKOVSKY Program
Selections from “The Nutcracker”
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 4
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Skrowaczewski Conducts Titans of the Romantic Era 

Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Friday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Ted Mann Concert Hall
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Program:
RICHARD WAGNER
Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan and Isolde
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Concerto No. 23 in A major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 488
JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
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