Echoes of History: Osmo Vänskä & the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra – May 2 & 4

MNO_04

Osmo Vänskä

Please note: This concert will take place as planned.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2PM

Northrop, at the U of M
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

FRANZ LISZT
Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Intermission

William Wolfram

William Wolfram

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 newly-remodeled Northrop at the University of Minnesota! These performances 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 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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