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2012-13 Classical and Pops Season Calendar ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------As Orchestra Hall undergoes a renovation during the 2012-13 season, concerts will be performed at the following locations in Minneapolis: Auditorium at the Minneapolis Convention Center Central Lutheran Church Ted Mann Concert Hall See individual listings below for venue. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts OHLSSON PLAYS RACHMANINOFF Thursday, October 18, 2012, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, October 19, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano ELGAR Enigma Variations RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 RESPIGHI The Fountains of Rome _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, October 26, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Anthony Ross, cello Minnesota Chorale DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto ADAMS Harmonium _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts


MOZART AND SCHUMANN Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, November 2, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Courtney Lewis, conductor Michael McHale, piano FAURÉ Pelleas and Melisande Suite MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season Clarinet Festival ANAT COHEN AND EVAN CHRISTOPHER with the Minnesota Orchestra Friday, November 9, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Anat Cohen, clarinet Evan Christopher, clarinet Renowned clarinetists Anat Cohen and Evan Christopher launch a two-week series of spectacular concerts celebrating all things clarinet. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------U.S. Bank Pops Season Clarinet Festival THE KLEZMATICS with the Minnesota Orchestra and special guest Anat Cohen Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks conductor The Klezmatics Anat Cohen, clarinet The second concert of the Orchestra’s first-ever Clarinet Festival features Grammy-winning klezmer superstars the Klezmatics and Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------U.S. Bank Pops Season Clarinet Festival DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA with special guest EVAN CHRISTOPHER, clarinet Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center


The Clarinet Festival continues with an afternoon of legendary jazz standards celebrating the role of the clarinet, including such timeless hits as “Take the A-Train,” “Satin Doll” and “Lush Life.” [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts Clarinet Festival MARTIN FRÖST PLAYS COPLAND with the Minnesota Orchestra Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, November 16, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, November 17, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor and clarinet Martin Fröst, clarinet MOZART COPLAND HILLBORG BARTÓK

Serenade No. 11 Clarinet Concerto Peacock Tales The Miraculous Mandarin

In these Clarinet Festival performances, Music Director Osmo Vänskä will trade his baton for a clarinet in the opening Mozart Serenade. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season THE MATRIX LIVE with the Minnesota Orchestra Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Donald R. Davis, conductor The Minnesota Orchestra performs the orchestral soundtrack to The Matrix live as the full-length theatrical version of the Oscar-winning film is screened. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts RACHMANINOFF’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 Friday, November 30, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Andrew Litton, conductor Simon Trpčeski, piano PROKOFIEV RACHMANINOFF STRAVINSKY

Symphony No. 7 Piano Concerto No. 2 Suite from The Firebird (1919)


_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts A BAROQUE HOLIDAY BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS AT CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11 a.m. / Central Lutheran Church Friday, December 7, 2012, 8 p.m. / Central Lutheran Church Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8 p.m. / Central Lutheran Church Minnesota Orchestra Matthew Halls, conductor and harpsichord BACH Brandenburg Concertos No. 1-6 (complete) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Holiday Concerts HANDEL’S MESSIAH Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, December 15, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Matthew Halls, conductor Lucy Crowe, soprano Daniel Taylor, countertenor Thomas Cooley, tenor tbd, bass Minnesota Chorale HANDEL Messiah _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Holiday Concert AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Hailing from Uganda, the 20-member African Children's Choir—ranging in age from 7-12—brings to life a joyous African Christmas experience, complete with western carols and seasonal songs. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.] ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Holiday Concerts A SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS Thursday, December 20, 2012, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Sarah Hicks conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in a winter bouquet of Scandinavia’s most beautiful Christmas songs. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Holiday Concerts


JINGLE BELL DOC Friday, December 21, 2012, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Sunday, December 23, 2012, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Doc Severinsen, conductor and trumpet Pops Conductor Laureate Doc Severinsen returns for his traditional holiday show in a concert of trumpet solos, holiday favorites and big-band swing, a mainstay of the Orchestra’s Yuletide season. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concert OSMO VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS FUTURE CLASSICS AT TED MANN Friday, January 11, 2013, 8 p.m. / Ted Mann Concert Hall Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducts a program that celebrates new works by some of the nation’s brightest emerging composers. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season TIEMPO LIBRE: A NIGHT IN HAVANA with the Minnesota Orchestra Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Cuban music group Tiempo Libre and the Minnesota Orchestra reunite for a dance-inducing symphonic concert celebrating Cuba’s musical heritage. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, January 25, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänska, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola JANÁČEK Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen BARTÓK Viola Concerto DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season BILL COSBY Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center


The one-of-a-kind comedian, author and television star returns to the Twin Cities, offering hilarious commentary on life and the human condition. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.] _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season MGM HD PRESENTS

WEST SIDE STORY with the Minnesota Orchestra Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor The Minnesota Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score to West Side Story—with the full drama of a live performance—while the newly-remastered film is shown on the big screen. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concert ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO Thursday, February 14, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, February 15, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Hannu Lintu, conductor Alban Gerhardt, cello DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture ELGAR Cello Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season CASABLANCA with the Minnesota Orchestra Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor The 1942 film noir classic Casablanca is screened overhead as the Minnesota Orchestra performs live musical accompaniment. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts BEETHOVEN’S EROICA SYMPHONY Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, March 1, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center

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Osmo Vänskä, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 13 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season THE GERSHWINS’ HERE TO STAY with pianist Kevin Cole, vocalist Sylvia McNair and the Minnesota Orchestra Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Kevin Cole, piano Sylvia McNair, vocals The lives and works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin are celebrated through their unforgettable music and lyrics—performed by pianist Kevin Cole and vocalist Sylvia McNair. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts STRAUSS: FOUR LAST SONGS Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, March 15, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Susan Bullock, soprano DEBUSSY STRAUSS WAGNER

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Four Last Songs Dawn, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Siegfried’s Funeral March and Brünnhilde’s Immolation, from Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts JOSEFOWICZ PLAYS STRAVINSKY Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, March 22, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin MOZART STRAVINSKY

Symphony No. 1 Violin Concerto


SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMON CHORDS Monday, April 1-Sunday, April 7, 2013 The Orchestra continues its Common Chords outreach project with a week-long festival in Bemidji. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season MAX RAABE AND PALAST ORCHESTER Sunday, April 7, 2013, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Baritone Max Raabe and his 12-member band make their Minnesota debut performing German and American standards that embody the style of the 1920s and ‘30s. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.] ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts SUDBIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN Thursday, April 11, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, April 12, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2 p.m. / College of Saint Benedict, St Joseph, MN Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Yevgeny Sudbin, piano SIBELIUS En Saga BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 6 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season WICKED DIVAS OF BROADWAY with the Minnesota Orchestra Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Nicole Parker, vocals Alli Mauzey, vocals Nicole Parker and Alli Mauzey, stars of the hit musical Wicked, join the Orchestra for a concert of diva showstoppers, including favorites from Wicked, Ragtime, My Fair Lady and Chicago. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts STANISLAW SKROWACZEWSKI AND ERIN KEEFE Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, April 26, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center


Minnesota Orchestra Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor Erin Keefe, violin MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto WAGNER/de Vlieger Tristan and Isolde, An Orchestral Passion _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season BOBBY McFERRIN SPIRITS, YOU ALL Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center With his new project, SpiritsYouAll, Bobby McFerrin returns with his band to present a musical tribute to his father. [Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.] _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts JORJA FLEEZANIS PERFORMS AT CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11 a.m. / Central Lutheran Church Friday, May 3, 2013, 8 p.m. / Central Lutheran Church Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8 p.m. / Central Lutheran Church Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3 p.m. / Central Lutheran Church Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Jorja Fleezanis, violin Mark Sedio, organ and director of music, Central Lutheran Church Violin Concerto to be announced SAINT-SAЁNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony ___________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season NATALIE MERCHANT with the Minnesota Orchestra Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Natalie Merchant, vocals Friday, May 10, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant joins the Minnesota Orchestra for a performance featuring classic standards and selections from her most recent recording, Leave Your Sleep. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ U.S. Bank Pops Season THE STREISAND SONGBOOK WITH ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY and the Minnesota Orchestra Sunday, May 12, 2013, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center


Minnesota Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor Ann Hampton Callaway, piano and vocals In a tribute to Barbra Streisand, pianist and singer Ann Hampton Callaway delivers an afternoon of songs from Funny Girl, A Star is Born, The Way We Were and more. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts VARGA AND MOZART Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, May 17, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Gilbert Varga, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin HAYDN Symphony No. 12 MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish MENDELSSOHN String Octet, performed by string orchestra _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts DVOŘÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11 a.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Friday, May 31, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2 p.m. / Auditorium at the Convention Center Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 6 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Subscription packages for the 2012-13 season are available beginning February 7, 2012, to renewing and new subscribers. Individual tickets are available on July 27, 2012 (fall/holiday concerts), and September 7, 2012 (winter/spring concerts). Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Minnesota Orchestra Box Office at 11th and Marquette in Minneapolis. For more information, call (612) 371-5656 or (800) 292-4141, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2012-13 season. U.S. Bank is the official sponsor of the 2012-13 pops season. The Star Tribune and 830 WCCO-AM are the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partners for the 2012-13 season. This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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