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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

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As Music Director Osmo Vänskä leads the Minnesota Orchestra into its 115th year, we bring you a glorious season of celebrations. Join us as we musically honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the 100th of Finland’s Independence and the 50th of Minnesota Public Radio with impassioned performances of drama and beauty.

Our 2017-18 season celebrates masterful Russian composers, the might of Mahler, a new holiday offering and the heavenly talents of soloists from James Ehnes and André Watts to Audra McDonald and our own magnificent musicians. Music is at the heart of every great celebration—but ours won’t be complete without you. Join Osmo and the musicians for this thrilling season!

A Glorious Season of Celebrations

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA2017-18 Classical Season

Osmo Vänskä

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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Vänskä Opens the Season with Stravinsky’s FirebirdThu Sep 14 11am (Coffee Concert) Fri Sep 15 & Sat Sep 16 8pmOsmo Vänskä, conductorJames Ehnes, violin

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast MachineRAVEL Pavane for a Dead PrincessHILLBORG Violin Concerto No. 2 [U.S. Premiere]BERLIOZ Roman Carnival OvertureSTRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)

Orchestral fireworks, bold colors and audience favorites launch a brand-new season. John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine is a musical spin in a smoking-hot sports car, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite will send you soaring. The concert also includes an American premiere performance by Canadian violinist James Ehnes, whom The Times recently hailed as “a violinist in a class of his own.” Ehnes will play a new concerto by Anders Hillborg, a contemporary Swede whose exciting work has been championed by the orchestras of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York.

These concerts are dedicated to the memory of former Music Director and Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (1923-2017), whose remarkable musical partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra spanned 56 years.

James Ehnes

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Celebrating Finland’s Centennial Fri Sep 22 & Sat Sep 23 8pm / NightCap: Sat Sep 23 10:30pmOsmo Vänskä, conductor / Elina Vähälä, violin

AHO MineaJ. KUUSISTO Violin ConcertoSIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Finland’s struggle for independence from Russia succeeded in 1917, and we commemorate the centennial by spotlighting Finland’s outsized global musical impact. Sibelius’ most popular symphony—his Second—was created only a few years before independence, and it brims with conflict and victory. We also feature the talents of contemporary composer Jaakko Kuusisto with his Violin Concerto, played by rising star Elina Vähälä, and an overture honoring Minneapolis by Kalevi Aho.

Stay after for a NightCap Chamber performance (Sep 23 10:30pm) featuring music by Sibelius.

Roderick Cox Conducts RachmaninoffThu Oct 5 11am (Coffee Concert) / Fri Oct 6 8pm Roderick Cox, conductor / Alessio Bax, piano

ARGENTO Valentino Dances GRIEG Piano ConcertoRACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

Roderick Cox commanded one of last season’s most thrilling concerts, not just for it being his subscription debut, but for his utter ease and authority on the podium at age 29. Now in his second season as the Orchestra’s associate conductor, and joined by piano star Alessio Bax, Cox leads a concert of even more color and sweep. From the crashing opening chords and melancholy melodies of Grieg’s beloved concerto, to the stamping rhythms Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, this will be one of the season’s hottest tickets.

GUARANTORS’ WEEK

Beethoven and ProkofievThu Oct 12 11am (Coffee Concert) / Fri Oct 13 & Sat Oct 14 8pmNathalie Stutzmann, conductor / Bixby Kennedy, clarinet

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1MOZART Clarinet ConcertoBEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

If you’ve ever heard her sing Bach, Schumann or Mozart, you know the glories of Nathalie Stutzmann’s burnished-gold voice and her gift for lifting music off the page and into an audience’s soul. In recent seasons, though, she’s discovered an even richer gift for music-making with a baton in hand. For her Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut, she brings Prokofiev’s charming First Symphony and Beethoven’s own favorite among all his symphonies, his sunny Fourth. At the heart of the concert, FRIENDS competition winner Bixby Kennedy performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, his last completed work and undoubtedly one of the most poignant.

Finland 100 CelebrationPerforming in Finland on three international tours over the last 15 years, Minnesota Orchestra musicians have embraced Finnish music and culture. The artistry, culture and spirit of this Nordic nation are celebrated in this weekend of concerts and special events——which are drawing guests to Orchestra Hall from all over the country——to commemorate Finland’s centennial.

Guarantors’ Week Concerts October 12-14During the second week of October, the Minnesota Orchestra will celebrate its 7,000+ Guaranty Fund donors. This week’s concert performances will be dedicated to all whose generous contributions ensure that the Minnesota Orchestra can continue to bring incredible music experiences to our community. Ticket sales only cover a quarter of the Orchestra’s annual budget; therefore, donor support is absolutely critical. To all of our donors: thank you for making this exciting season of music possible!

Not yet a Guaranty Fund donor? Please consider becoming one today! Visit minnesotaorchestra.org/giving or call 612-371-7110.

Roderick Cox

Nathalie Stutzmann

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FUTURE CLASSICS

Emerging Composers SpotlightFri Nov 10 8pmOsmo Vänskä, conductorKevin Puts, Composer Institute director

The next Beethovens and Mozarts may walk among us today, and the Minnesota Orchestra gives them, and you, a rare chance to hear their work. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts has helped handpick these artists, whose music will surprise you with its passion, lyricism, energy and persuasiveness. Join us for an evening of discovery like no other.

Minnesota Public Radio 50th Anniversary Celebration: Live Broadcast ConcertSat Nov 11 8pmOsmo Vänskä, conductor / Brian Newhouse, host

Minnesota Public Radio celebrates its 50th year in 2017, and in this special one-night concert we tip our hat to MPR. Minnesota Orchestra concerts were broadcast on MPR early in its history. We made history together with live broadcasts from Orchestra Hall’s opening night in 1974, and more recently in Cuba and the Concertgebouw. Brian Newhouse steps out of the broadcast booth and onto the stage to emcee an evening of memorable musical moments from our remarkable partnership with MPR.

Kevin Puts

Vänskä Conducts the Reformation Symphony: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation Through MusicThu Nov 2 (Coffee Concert) / Fri Nov 3 & Sat Nov 4 8pm Osmo Vänskä, conductorAdam Kuenzel, flute / Minnesota Chorale

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, ReformationCURRIER RE-FORMATION [World Premiere]

Martin Luther’s hammer rang out 500 years ago as he pounded his declaration of faith to the Wittenberg church door, and we mark the anniversary with music inspired by Luther’s revolution. Bach poured a deep sense of spirituality even into his secular works like the beautiful Orchestral Suite No. 2. Luther’s sturdy hymn, Ein feste Burg, is the heartbeat in Mendelssohn’s celebratory Reformation Symphony, and it beats again through Sebastian Currier’s remarkable new Reformation-inspired oratorio about ruin and regeneration, RE-FORMATION.

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Brahms’ Fourth SymphonyThu Nov 16 11am (Coffee Concert) Fri Nov 17 8pmRafael Payare, conductorVirginie Verrez, mezzo

DUKAS The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeRAVEL Shéhérazade BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

The riveting young conductor Rafael Payare rose from the Venezuelan youth-music program, El Sistema, and his passion on the podium is palpable. You’ll feel it as he and the Orchestra, with mezzo Virginie Verrez, pour out the evocative stories of Ravel’s gorgeous Shéhérazade. As testament to the beyond-his-years command, Payare closes with Brahms’ towering final symphony, the Fourth.

Rafael Payare

A Christmas OratorioSat Dec 9 8pm / Sun Dec 10 2pm Helmuth Rilling, conductorJulia Sophie Wagner, soprano / Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo / Nicholas Phan, tenor Tyler Duncan, baritone / Minnesota Chorale

BACH Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas I, II and III

An internationally acclaimed master of choral music, Helmuth Rilling, leads the Orchestra’s first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Johann Sebastian Bach’s inspired and inspiring Christmas Oratorio. Composed for the church and telling the story of the Christ child’s arrival, the Oratorio is a series of cantatas that worshippers first heard on successive days in December in Leipzig. No conductor has delved as deeply and unearthed the Oratorio’s beauty and passion as has Helmuth Rilling, a frequent and beloved guest on the Orchestra Hall podium.

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Passion, drama, beauty and some of the most memorable melodies ever written. The greatest masterpieces, from Russia’s most Romantic composer, shine brilliantly in the expert hands of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä and stellar soloists.

Passion. Drama. Russian Romance.4 Concertos6 Symphonies9 Concerts

A New Year Celebration: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1Sun Dec 31 8:30pm (includes post-concert party and countdown to New Year)

Mon Jan 1 2pm (Coffee Concert)

Osmo Vänskä, conductorInon Barnatan, piano / Minnesota Dance Theatre

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams Serenade for Strings Piano Concerto No. 1

Start your New Year with the whirlwind of beauty that sweeps in with our Tchaikovsky Marathon. We’ll celebrate Russia’s most famous composer with the richest of his melodies and the most powerful of his masterworks. The brilliant pianist Inon Barnatan returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 1. Minnesota Dance Theatre brings a whole new turn to Tchaikovsky’s beguiling Serenade for Strings. And it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a party: after the December 31 concert, we’ll have some fun in the lobby and you can help us count down to midnight!

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Symphony No. 4Fri Jan 5 8pm Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Kyle Orth, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 4

In his middle years, Tchaikovsky honed and intensified his vision as a composer, especially his gift for the colorful and dramatic. Our Tchaikovsky Marathon lights up this winter’s night with the fireworks of his boldest pieces, the Capriccio italien and Fourth Symphony. Nestled between is the utterly charming Piano Concerto No. 2.

Anthony Ross

Symphonies No. 2 and 5Sat Jan 6 & Fri Jan 12 8pmOsmo Vänskä, conductor / Anthony Ross, cello

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 Variations on a Rococo Theme Symphony No. 5

Was there ever a melody writer to come out of Russia like Tchaikovsky? Tchaikovsky spins beautiful melodies throughout these pieces, and each is underpinned by gorgeous harmonies and dramatic rhythmic drive—in other words, all the hallmarks of a genius. As winter sets in with January frost, warm your hands and heart by the fire of Tchaikovsky’s gift for melody.

Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 3Thu Jan 11 11am (Coffee Concert) Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Adam Neiman, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, Polish Piano Concerto No. 3 Swan Lake Suite

Tchaikovsky was wildly prolific in his output, but for all his fame we hear only a handful of his gorgeous pieces. Chances are good the Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 3 will be brand new to you, but they are captivating! Alongside these discoveries, you’ll love the timeless beauty of his ballet Swan Lake, in Osmo Vänskä’s own suite.

Symphony No. 6Sat Jan 13 8pm / NightCap: Sat Jan 13 10:30pmSun Jan 14 2pm (Coffee Concert)Osmo Vänskä, conductor / James Ehnes, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave Violin Concerto Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

James Ehnes makes a rare second-in-one-season appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra. The Tchaikovsky Marathon wraps up with the soulful Violin Concerto—the most beloved of all the great Romantic concertos for the instrument—and a Marathon like this would never be complete without Tchaikovsky’s own last musical statement, his lavish final symphony, heartbreaking and tender, completed only days before his mysterious death.

Stay after for a NightCap Chamber performance (Jan 13 10:30pm) featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor.

Adam NeimanKyle Orth

James EhnesAnthony RossInon Barnatan

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Fauré RequiemFri Feb 9 & Sat Feb 10 8pm Bernard Labadie, conductorHélène Guilmette, soprano / Philippe Sly, baritone / Minnesota Chorale

RIGEL Symphony No. 4MOZART Symphony No. 31, ParisFAURÉ Requiem

Like the famous waters of the Seine gliding through Paris, the inspiration from the City of Light runs through this gorgeous program. Henri-Joseph Rigel walked Paris’ streets about the same time as young Austrian wunderkind Wolfgang Amadè Mozart, and both dedicated the most charming music of their youth to the city. A century later, Gabriel Fauré was virtually a household name there, made famous, in part, by the quiet power he poured into his setting of the ancient Requiem. Conductor Bernard Labadie brings elegance and grace to this moving evening of music.

André Watts Plays Beethoven’s Emperor Fri Feb 23 & Sat Feb 24 8pm John Storgårds, conductorAndré Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, EmperorSHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Here’s a master pianist in a singular masterpiece. André Watts—across a storied career of more than 50 years—is a treasure among American artists. His many Orchestra Hall performances reveal the reason why. He is fearless in his virtuosity, in the richness of his interpretations and in his generosity to the audience. Beethoven’s final piano concerto calls for all three in abundance, and will spotlight Watts at his absolute finest. The evening is capped by the great Soviet-era symphonist Shostakovich; he released his Tenth in triumph after the death of his nemesis Stalin.

Debussy’s La MerThu Mar 1 11am (Coffee Concert) / Fri Mar 2 & Sat Mar 3 8pmJuraj Valčuha, conductorKirill Gerstein, piano

LYADOV The Enchanted LakeRACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 RESPIGHI The Fountains of RomeDEBUSSY La mer

This will be Juraj Valčuha’s third appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra, in response to a chorus of passionate audience requests. By far his most sumptuous and daunting program yet, it holds the whisper-quiet serenity of Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake, the abandon of Debussy’s La mer, and the quicksilver magic of Respighi’s The Fountains of Rome. The water is quiet, but only for a moment, in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which starts so easily that a first-year student could play it. But it develops rapidly into a torrent that only the most gifted—like Kirill Gerstein—can master. André Watts

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FAMILY CONCERT

Stories in MusicSun Mar 4 2pm (all seats $12)

Join us for a family concert sure to delight audiences of all ages! This concert features the Minnesota Orchestra’s very own Steven Campbell (tuba) and Roma Duncan (piccolo)—and explores 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.

ONE-HOUR CONCERT. NO INTERMISSION.

Vänskä Conducts Mahler’s Titan Symphony Thu Mar 15 11am (Coffee Concert) / Fri Mar 16 & Sat Mar 17 8pmOsmo Vänskä, conductorErin Keefe, violin

WEILL Violin Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1, Titan

After the Minnesota Orchestra’s award-winning Sibelius and Beethoven cycles comes the music of Gustav Mahler, with which Music Director Osmo Vänskä said that the Orchestra could make another mark in the world. Mahler’s First Symphony wins the award for the most audacious calling card—music of a man with something to prove, an impatience, a vision, a power of execution that completely belied his youth. Don’t miss this very special combination of composer, conductor and music. Concertmaster Erin Keefe takes center stage to demonstrate her virtuoso technique in Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto.

Wagner, Liszt and Schumann Fri Apr 13 & Sat Apr 14 8pmMarkus Stenz, conductorLouis Lortie, piano

WAGNER Siegfried IdyllLISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning to a chamber orchestra on your staircase playing music written just for you. Richard Wagner surprised his wife at Christmastime long ago with Siegfried Idyll, and her standards were awfully high, as she was also the daughter of Franz Liszt. Liszt, the most astonishing piano virtuoso who ever lived, infused his First Concerto with the tantalizing power he poured into all his works. Schumann’s great song for orchestra, his Second Symphony, completes this lovely program.

John Storgårds

Juraj Valčuha Markus Stenz

Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe

Hélène Guilmette

Kirill Gerstein

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American Voices: Copland and BernsteinThu May 3 11am (Coffee Concert) Fri May 4 & Sat May 5 8pmNightCap: Sat May 5 10:30pmOsmo Vänskä, conductor / Sharon Bezaly, flute

COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid BEAL Flute Concerto [World Premiere]BERNSTEIN On the Waterfront

Few American composers blazed paths like Aaron Copland and his protégé Leonard Bernstein, and this program brings their best to life. We celebrate Bernstein’s 100th birthday with his only Hollywood score, a powerhouse portrayal of a young man prowling New York’s wharves. Brooklyn-born Copland miraculously channeled the legends and landscape of the West and created classical music that sounds “American” in a way that few had done before. Jeff Beal took inspiration from these giants as he was scoring House of Cards—yet here offers the world premiere of his beautiful concert piece, the Flute Concerto.

Stay after for a NightCap Chamber performance (May 5 10:30pm) featuring Eeyore Has a Birthday.

Britten and SchumannThu May 10 11am (Coffee Concert) Fri May 11 8pmMichael Francis, conductor / Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

BRITTEN Sinfonia da RequiemSCHUMANN Cello Concerto VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 6

When Daniel Müller-Schott played a breathtakingly beautiful Dvořák Cello Concerto at Orchestra Hall in 2014, Minnesota audiences let us know they wanted to see him again. He returns with one of the great “songs” for cello from Schumann, who painted the human soul at its most noble and lyrical in his beautiful Cello Concerto. This program also offers two heartfelt pleas against war, one from the pacifist Britten and the other from an eyewitness of both World Wars, Vaughan Williams.

Cameron Carpenter Plays RachmaninoffFri Apr 20 & Sat Apr 21 8pmKlaus Mäkelä, conductor / Cameron Carpenter, organ

MUSSORGSKY Prelude to KhovanshchinaRACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (adapted for organ)SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Google the name Cameron Carpenter, and stand back. The videos of him in action at the organ—sequins, Mohawk, leather—are an internet phenomenon. He’s recently added to that fame by touring globally with an astonishing instrument of his own design. He brings it all to the Orchestra Hall stage in this Russian program that holds Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody as the centerpiece. Carpenter has brilliantly reimagined this intensely virtuosic piano solo for two hands and two flying feet!

Cameron Carpenter

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Andrew LittonAugustin Hadelich

Sharon Bezaly

Andrew Litton and the Minnesota Chorale: Bernstein and WaltonFri Jun 1 & Sat Jun 2 8pmAndrew Litton, conductor / Christopher Maltman, baritone / Minnesota Chorale

BERNSTEIN Fancy Free Chichester PsalmsWALTON Belshazzar’s Feast

The larger-than-life Leonard Bernstein would have been blowing out 100 birthday candles in 2018, so we’ll celebrate with two of his best—the swaggering and comic ballet Fancy Free, and his touching, soulful song of devotion, Chichester Psalms. William Walton’s sweeping oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast requires a wealth of world-class talent to bring it to life, and with Andrew Litton—who has a Grammy-winning recording to prove it—plus the Minnesota Chorale and baritone Christopher Maltman, this is the perfect combination of that talent. Litton, the head of Sommerfest from 2003 to 2017, joins us in spring to lead this inspirational setting from the Hebrew scriptures about the liberation of the Jewish people.

Beethoven and BerliozFri Jun 8 & Sat Jun 9 8pm Jun Märkl, conductor / Augustin Hadelich, violin

BEETHOVEN Violin ConcertoBERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Jun Märkl was last at Orchestra Hall in 2002 as his career was taking off in Europe, and his return to the Twin Cities is one of the most anticipated events this season. His talent for creating vivid orchestral color is legendary and Berliozs’ Symphonie fantastique is the perfect showcase. Violinist Augustin Hadelich wowed Minnesota Orchestra audiences in 2015 in his fiery rendition of Tchaikovsky Concerto, but his playing has a crystalline beauty perfectly suited for Beethoven’s masterful Violin Concerto.

Season Finale: Vänskä Conducts Mahler’s FourthThu Jun 14 11am (Coffee Concert) / Fri Jun 15 & Jun 16 8pm Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Carolyn Sampson, soprano / R. Douglas Wright, trombone Kari Sundström, trombone / Andrew Chappell, bass trombone / Steven Campbell, tuba

STEPHENSON Low Brass Concerto [Premiere]MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler richly deserves his reputation as creating the most heaven-storming music of all the great composers, yet his Fourth Symphony sings a whole different song—literally. The luminous soprano Carolyn Sampson brings to life Mahler’s quiet song of a heaven where a child’s every wish comes true. This is Mahler at his brightest and most intimate, and it is our way to close the season.

Daniel Müller-Schott

Carolyn Sampson

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Playing at the Concertgebouw for the first time!” – Sarah Grimes, second violin

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Memorable Moments

Sarah Grimes

Greg Milliren

Brian Jensen

Timothy Zavadil

Kathryn Nettleman

R. Douglas Wright

2016 European Tour

Playing in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Park was like a journey through Wonderland. It was a very hip and unique place to perform.” – Greg Milliren, associate principal flute

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2016 Vikings Home Opener

As we ran off of the field after the halftime show, waving to an incredibly enthusiastic crowd, I remember thinking that this must be the only NFL city where the football fans stay and scream for the Vikings, Beethoven and Prince. That is what makes this region so great.”

– Timothy Zavadil, clarinet and bass clarinet

I was 8 months pregnant, so stage manager Joel Mooney carried my bass out to the 50-yard line for me!” – Kathryn Nettleman, acting associate principal bass

The sheer spectacle and energy coming from such a large crowd was palpable. Everyone pulling out their electric ‘lighters’ during our tribute to Prince was a tremendous moment.” – R. Douglas Wright, principal trombone

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How do you prepare for a concert?

“I’m usually one of the first people to arrive before concerts. I like to have plenty of time to get warmed up and to prepare myself mentally..” – David Pharris, clarinet

What are your hobbies?

“Canoeing, hockey and cross country skiing.” – David Williamson, bass

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“I started playing when I was in sixth grade. I lived in a small community and my band directors were my earliest teachers.” – Ellen Dinwiddie Smith, horn

“I started the Suzuki method at age 4 with Mark Bjork at MacPhail Center for Music.” – Michael Sutton, second violin

I stumbled upon a beautiful old church in Copenhagen, Denmark, and heard a recital as part of the international organ competition. A phenomenal player, the acoustics of an 800-year-old church, combined with the magic of Europe, and I was transfixed.” – Brian Jensen, horn

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La La Land In Concert Complete Film with Live OrchestraSat Sep 30 8pm / Sun Oct 1 2pmSarah Hicks, conductor

Celebrate La La Land’s song-and-dance romance all over again as the Minnesota Orchestra performs the Academy Award®-winning score live alongside a special screening of the complete movie. Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. La La Land © 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark in ConcertComplete Film with Live OrchestraFri Oct 27 & Sat Oct 28 8pmSarah Hicks, conductor

Action! Adventure! Snakes! The year is 1936 and professor-turned-action-hero Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is on a mission to find the Ark of the Covenant. Indy travels to Nepal and Egypt, where he meets an ex-flame, Gestapo villains and creepy-crawlies galore. This special presentation of Raiders of the Lost Ark brings together fans of all ages to experience the whip-snapping, wise-cracking blockbuster on the big screen with the Minnesota Orchestra performing John Williams’ legendary score.

Disney The Little Mermaid In Concert Live to Film with the Minnesota OrchestraSat Nov 25 & Sun Nov 26 2pmSarah Hicks, conductor

In Disney’s delightful aquatic fairytale, teenage mermaid Ariel dreams of leaving her magical kingdom under the sea to be with her human prince. Brilliant animation, spirited musical numbers and a wonderfully campy villain make The Little Mermaid an irresistible visual and musical treat for fans of all ages. This live-music film event features the full-length movie with the Minnesota Orchestra performing Alan Menken’s Academy Award-winning® score in its entirety.

West Side StoryComplete Film with Live OrchestraThu Feb 15 11amFri Feb 16 & Sat Feb 17 8pmDavid Newman, conductor

For generations this iconic film, winner of 10 Oscars®, has captivated audiences around the world. Now, in a rare multimedia event, the Minnesota Orchestra performs Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score live while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen, with the original vocals and dialogue intact. Here’s an unforgettable story—Romeo and Juliet, the world’s best known romantic tragedy, American-style—given unforgettable treatment by directors Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, with Robbins’ breathtaking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents. West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Cirque Goes to the Movieswith the Minnesota OrchestraFri May 18 8pm & Sat May 19 2pmSarah Hicks, conductor

The circus is in town! Cirque de la Symphonie’s renowned acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, strongmen, ribbon dancers and aerialists join conductor-turned-ringmaster Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra on, around, and above the stage for a performance that delights the senses and defies gravity. Exquisitely choreographed to thrilling musical sequences from blockbuster Hollywood movies like Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, West Side Story and Star Wars, this high-flying hybrid is spectacular fun for the whole family.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM Complete Film with Live OrchestraFri Dec 15 7pmSat Dec 16 7pmSun Dec 17 2pm Sarah Hicks, conductor

Please note: This concert will be performed at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.

The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. John Williams’ legendary score will be performed by the Minnesota Orchestra as the film is projected simultaneously on the big screen.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts™, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From Dueling Clubs to rogue Bludgers, it’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened.” Saving Hogwarts will require all of Harry’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

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CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE TARGET ATRIUMJoin us throughout the season as our musicians step away from the big sound of the Orchestra, taking up gorgeous chamber pieces that showcase their individual virtuosity.

Stravinsky, Janáček and BeethovenSun Nov 26 4:30pmSTRAVINSKY Pastorale

Peter McGuire, violin / John Snow, oboeMarni Hougham, English horn / David Pharris, clarinetJ. Christopher Marshall, bassoon

JANÁČEK Mládí, Sextet for Winds

Adam Kuenzel, flute / Joseph Peters, oboeGabriel Campos Zamora, clarinetTimothy Zavadil, bass clarinet / Mark Kelley, bassoonBruce Hudson, horn

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, Archduke

Catherine Schubilske, violin / Sachiya Isomura, celloR. Lange, piano

Schulhoff, Mendelssohn and FauréSun Feb 11 4:30pm SCHULHOFF Five Pieces for String Quartet

Rui Du, violin / Rebecca Corruccini, violinKenneth Freed, viola / Beth Rapier, cello

MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 2

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

FAURÉ Quartet No. 1 for Piano and Strings

Joanne Opgenorth, violin / Gareth Zehngut, violaArek Tesarczyk, cello / Ivan Konev, piano

Andrès and MozartSun Apr 15 4:30pmANDRÈS Chants d’arrière-saison

J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon / Kathy Kienzle, harp

MUSIC FOR CELLO ENSEMBLE

Anthony Ross, cello / Silver Ainomäe, cello Beth Rapier, cello / Arek Tesarczyk, cello Katja Linfield, cello / Marcia Peck, celloPitnarry Shin, cello

MOZART String Quintet in G minor

Cecilia Belcher, violin / Rebecca Corruccini, violinMegan Tam, viola / Sam Bergman, violaBeth Rapier, cello

Mendelssohn and DvořákJun 3 2pm (Auditorium)MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 4

Kenneth Freed, violin / Céline Leathead, violinThomas Turner, viola / Silver Ainomäe, cello

DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G major

Erin Keefe, violin / Sarah Grimes, violin / Rebecca Albers, viola / Silver Ainomäe, cello / Kathryn Nettleman, bass

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Join us for post-concert chamber music, offering audiences another way to connect with the music performed on the main stage. Visit minnesotaorchestra.org/chamber for complete information.

$10 for ticketholders to the preceding 8pm concerts.

Chamber Music

Target Atrium

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JAZZ IN THE TARGET ATRIUMJeremy Walker, Artistic Director

Swinging music, cocktails and a city backdrop: experience one of the Twin Cities’ hottest spots for jazz: Orchestra Hall’s Target Atrium.

Drum and TrumpetFri Oct 13 8pmJohn Raymond, trumpet / Kevin Washington, drums Jeremy Walker, piano / Jeff Bailey, bass

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble reveals how these ancient sounds have been brought up to the minute with music from Stephen Foster to Clifford Brown and beyond.

At the PianoFri Feb 23 8pm Chris Lomheim / Bryan NicholsJavier Santiago and Jeremy Walker, piano

Four pianists take turns at the keyboard with classics from the American songbook along with original music—hear camaraderie and competition in this intimate performance.

The First InstrumentFri Apr 13 8pmBruce A. Henry, vocals / Jeremy Walker, piano Jeff Bailey, bass / Kevin Washington, drums

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble reflects on the timeless, profound and personal raising of the voice, performing folk songs, spirituals, blues and standards with vocalist Bruce A. Henry.

Sat Sep 23 10:30pm (Auditorium) / Sat Jan 13 10:30pm (Atrium) / Sat May 5 10:30pm (Atrium)

Jeremy Walker

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A Big, Brassy Christmas with Charles LazarusFri Dec 1 8pmCharles Lazarus, trumpetTommy Barbarella, keyboard / Jeff Bailey, bassDavid Schmalenberger, drums and percussionThe Lazarus Brass

Created and led by Minnesota Orchestra’s own trumpeter Charles Lazarus, this performance combines a mix of Latin, jazz, gospel, lounge and caroling classics for a joyful toast to Christmas. Returning for a third season with dynamic vocals, awe-inspiring soloists and the radiant energy of the Lazarus Brass, Merry and Bright delivers big sound and beautiful music for a super-sized helping of holiday cheer.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Rufus Wainwright with the Minnesota Orchestra Sat Dec 2 8pmSarah Hicks, conductorRufus Wainwright, piano and vocals

Brash and brilliant, Rufus Wainwright’s work in multiple genres has defied categorization, earned critical raves, and catapulted him to cult status among fans and fellow musicians. Make a date with Wainwright and the Minnesota Orchestra, led by Sarah Hicks, for a collaboration that shows off his signature charisma and range to perfection. (You may even hear a holiday song or two.)

A Christmas Oratorio Sat Dec 9 8pm / Sun Dec 10 2pm (Coffee Concert)Helmuth Rilling, conductorJulia Sophie Wagner, soprano / Olivia Vermeulen, mezzoNicholas Phan, tenor / Tyler Duncan, baritone / Minnesota Chorale

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas I, II and III

Helmuth Rilling, an internationally-acclaimed master of choral music, leads the Orchestra’s first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Johann Sebastian Bach’s inspired and inspiring Christmas Oratorio. Composed for the church and telling the story of the Christ child’s arrival, the Oratorio is a series of cantatas that worshippers first heard on successive December days in Leipzig. No conductor has delved as deeply and unearthed the Oratorio’s beauty and passion as has Helmuth Rilling, a frequent and beloved guest on the Orchestra Hall podium.

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An Evening with George WinstonFri Dec 22 8pmGeorge Winston, piano

Join us as we welcome acclaimed pianist George Winston back to Orchestra Hall for a peaceful interlude in the hectic holiday season. Unwind with a program of melodic selections from his albums December and Autumn, music by Vince Guaraldi from the Peanuts® television series, and songs from Winston’s newest album, Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit. In every piece, Winston shares his inspiration drawn from nature as well as his beloved musical influences.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

A New Year Celebration: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1Sun Dec 31 8:30pm (includes post-concert party and countdown to New Year)

Mon Jan 1 2pm (Coffee Concert)

Osmo Vänskä, conductor Inon Barnatan, piano / Minnesota Dance Theatre

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1 , Winter DreamsSerenade for StringsPiano Concerto No. 1

Start your New Year with the whirlwind of beauty that sweeps in with our two-week Tchaikovsky Marathon. We’ll celebrate Russia’s most famous composer with the richest of his melodies and the most powerful of his masterworks. The brilliant pianist Inon Barnatan returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 1. Minnesota Dance Theatre brings a whole new turn to Tchaikovsky’s beguiling Serenade for Strings. And it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a party: after the December 31 concert, we’ll have some fun in the lobby and you can help us count down to midnight!

NEW!A Minnesota Orchestra Christmas:Home for the HolidaysThu Dec 21 11am & 7:30pmSarah Hicks, conductorConceived and directed by Peter RothsteinWritten by Kevin Kling

Cozy as hot cocoa on a snowy evening, this holiday show features a new work by storyteller Kevin Kling and director Peter Rothstein. Sarah Hicks leads the Minnesota Orchestra in bright and lively music that goes to the heart of what it means to be in Minnesota during the holidays. Illuminating the joy of the season with wry humor, this festive performance with some of the Twin Cities’ favorite talent is destined to become a holiday tradition for the whole family.

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Leslie Odom, Jr., one of the brightest stars of the Broadway stage and winner of a 2016 Best Actor Tony Award for his role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, joins the Minnesota Orchestra and Sarah Hicks for a can’t-miss event. Featuring standards from the golden age of jazz and big Broadway hits, this show illuminates the vocals of a performer at the top of his game.

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Ben Foldswith the Minnesota Orchestra Fri Jan 19 & Sat Jan 20 8pmSarah Hicks, conductor

Whip-smart yet charmingly down-to-earth, Ben Folds is a genius at breaking down boundaries and embracing orchestras as a source of inspiration and transformation. From his early days as front man for the ’90s rock trio Ben Folds Five, to his present incarnation as a singer, songwriter and tireless advocate of symphonies, Folds is passionate about helping new generations discover and enjoy orchestral music. This performance adds the Orchestra’s talent to Ben Folds’ vocals and piano for an evening of quirky melodies, impromptu creation, and an epic love-fest between audience and musicians.

Pink Martiniwith the Minnesota Orchestra Fri Mar 9 & Sat Mar 10 8pmSarah Hicks, conductorChina Forbes, lead vocals

Make a date with Pink Martini for an evening of sparkling wit, sophistication and fun. Founded in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, this ensemble blends international influences, vintage classics and original compositions to create top-shelf entertainment. Featuring the velvety vocals of lead singer China Forbes and the impeccable talents of this small orchestra’s string, brass, wind and percussion players, Pink Martini brings its one-of-a-kind fizzy glamour to Orchestra Hall.

TAO: Drum HeartSat Mar 31 8pmEnthralling legions of audiences in sold-out halls throughout the world, TAO: Drum Heart is an electrifying mix of Japanese Taiko drumming and propulsive choreography. In a performance that celebrates the precision and power of the human body, the men and women of TAO: Drum Heart bring relentless energy to the stage for an evening of amazing physical theater and thunderous music. Transformative as it is imaginative, TAO: Drum Heart is a multi-sensory, must-see experience.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

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Our Love is Here to Stay: Charles Lazarus and The Steeleswith the Minnesota Orchestra Fri Apr 6 8pmSarah Hicks, conductor Charles Lazarus, trumpet / The Steeles, vocalistsTommy Barbarella, piano / Cory Wong, guitarJeff Bailey, bass / David Schmalenberger, drums

Acclaimed trumpeter Charles Lazarus and The Steeles, Minneapolis’ own family ensemble, take the stage for a performance inspired by the New American Songbook. From the Tin Pan Alley days of Gershwin, the sultry jazz of Ellington and the Cotton Club right up to Motown and home to First Avenue, these musicians bring style, soul and heart to each song. Opening with the music of George Gershwin and closing with Prince’s Purple Rain as performed before 65,000 roaring fans at the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season opener, this is a can’t-miss performance.

Cloud Cultwith the Minnesota Orchestra Sat Apr 7 8pmSarah Hicks, conductor

Soul-searching indie rockers Cloud Cult make their first appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra, led by Sarah Hicks, for a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Working closely with the Orchestra to reimagine and arrange songs from its acclaimed catalog, Cloud Cult creates a vocal symphony that is as powerful as it is provocative. Joined by local musicians as well as artists who paint to the music live during the performance, this concert will thrill longtime fans and enchant new ones.

The King’s Singers: Gold 50Sun Apr 15 2pm (Coffee Concert)The King’s Singers’ excellence is exceeded only by their passion for music. Join one of the most in-demand vocal ensembles as they celebrate 50 years of performing sacred and secular music for audiences worldwide. Renowned for their iconic vocal blend and precise intonation, The King’s Singers are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

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SCORE!with The New StandardsFri Jun 29 8pmChan Poling, piano and vocalsJohn Munson, bass and vocalsSteve Roehm, vibraphoneThe New Standards Stage Band

The New Standards don’t just riff on well-known songs, they reveal them, reinventing familiar tunes with panache. For this performance, the trio plus their stage band puts an arty spin on classics from the masters of cool—Mancini, Bacharach and Nilsson—as well as movie themes from the ’60s and ’70s. Stylish, groovy and endlessly inventive, The New Standards host a party you won’t want to miss.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Audra McDonaldwith the Minnesota Orchestra Fri July 13 8pmAndy Einhorn, conductor

Whether stealing the show as Mother Abbess in NBC’s live telecast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music or setting a new record for Tony Award wins (six!), the supremely talented Audra McDonald continues to hypnotize audiences with her luminous voice, exceptional musicianship and expressive interpretations. Join Audra and the Minnesota Orchestra for an evening of classic Broadway tunes that will inspire and delight fans old and new.

The New Standards

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