The locked out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today announced details of a 10-concert spring season, featuring violinists Joshua Bell and Itzhak Perlman, among others. The musicians hinted at some of the upcoming concerts at their community meeting Monday, but now have announced dates, programs, and ticket details.
“Our goal is to maintain a world-class concert schedule for the community, and we are grateful for the community’s continued support,” cellist Tony Ross said in a press release. “We are grateful to these renowned musicians and conductors for their commitment to keep the music alive in Minnesota.”
The musicians said repeatedly on Monday that their top priority is to reach a deal with management so they can return to work. They said that, in the interim, they will work with management to fold these concerts into whatever season develops.
Details of the concerts are listed below.
Memory and Reverence: Minnesota Chorale in Mozart’s Requiem (Jan. 10 & 11, 2014)
PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
MOZART Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
WHERE: Ted Mann Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
The New York Century: American Sounds from Gershwin to Greenstein (Feb. 20 & 21, 2014)
PROGRAM: BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
JUDD GREENSTEIN Acadia
WHERE: Ted Mann Concert Hall Tickets on sale Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Osmo’s Sibelius: 2014 Grammy Celebration! (March 20 & 21, 2014)
PROGRAM: SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1
WHERE: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. Tickets on sale Feb. 24, 2014
Joshua Bell with conductor Michael Stern (April 15, 2014)
PROGRAM: LALO Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op. 21
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
WHERE: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. Tickets go on sale March 24, 2013
Echoes of History: Osmo Vänskä and MoMO (May 2 & 4)
PROGRAM: DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World: II. Largo
LISZT Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3
LISZT Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812, Overture solenelle
WHERE: Northrop Auditorium. May 2, SOLD OUT . May 4, Tickets go on sale, Monday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m.
Itzhak Perlman (May 14)
PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN Romance No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 40
BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50
WEBER Overture to Oberon
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
WHERE: Northrop Auditorium. Tickets go on sale, Monday, April 21