April 27, 2022
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season Programming

Classical season opens in a collaboration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis

Orchestra commissions and performs the world premiere of a large-scale choral and orchestral work by composer Carlos Simon and librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Guest artists include violinists James Ehnes and Leonidas Kavakos; cellists Alban Gerhardt and Johannes Moser; clarinetist Kari Kriikku, and pianists Kirill Gerstein, Olga Kern, Gabriela Montero and Awadagin Pratt; Orchestra musicians Silver Ainomäe, Erin Keefe, Susie Park and Anthony Ross also featured as soloists

Classical season features 12 returning conductors and 11 who will make their subscription concert debut including Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dalia Stasevska and Scott Yoo

Osmo Vänskä returns to conduct and record Mahler’s Third Symphony

Classical season features works by contemporary composers including Eleanor Alberga, Chen Yi, Adolphus Hailstork, Philip Herbert, Hannah Kendall, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery and Kaija Saariaho

More to Hear: Listening Project concert shares music by composers who have been historically sidelined due to race and creates digital recordings of their work

Popular movies are shown while the Orchestra plays the scores live onstage; films include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ and The Princess Bride

Live at Orchestra Hall concerts feature a new collaboration with Dessa; Kristin Chenoweth in a holiday concert; National Geographic’s Symphony for Our World; and A Night in the Tropics with Charles Lazarus

Also returning: Relaxed Family Concerts, Chamber Music, Symphony in 60 and Wellness events

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (APRIL 27, 2022) — The Minnesota Orchestra today unveiled plans for 2022-23, a wide-ranging season that pairs the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn alongside newer compositions by Alberga, Mazzoli and Montgomery; spotlights masterpieces of the piano repertoire; and features a major world premiere by composer Carlos Simon and librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph called brea(d)th that embraces the aspiration of racial equity through music-centered community healing. Running from September 2022 to June 2023, the season encompasses Classical, Holiday, Live at Orchestra Hall, Chamber Music, Symphony in 60, Wellness and Relaxed Family Concerts, among others.

“This new season brings many outstanding artists to the Minnesota Orchestra and explores the great music of the past alongside thrilling new work by composers who are responding to our world today,” says violist Kenneth Freed, chair of the Musicians’ Artistic Advisory Committee. “We look forward to sharing these voices, each of whom have something musically powerful to express.”




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