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Photo: Greg Helgeson
Dr. Louise Toppin and Kensho Watanabe | © Greg Helgeson

More to Hear: The Listening Project

Fri Nov 3, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

The Listening Project, now in its third year, has grown out of an initiative to spotlight the music of historically underrepresented composers and to collaborate with a broader group of composers living today. This concert, conducted by Kensho Watanabe and hosted by renowned performer, scholar and professor Dr. Louise Toppin, will be recorded to aid and encourage future programming of this music by other orchestras.

Ticketholders received a complimentary digital download from the performance in early December via email. The recordings will also be shared broadly in partnership with the African Diaspora Music Project.

Explore the concert extras

What Others Have Said

"We were blown away. The mission is important for so many reasons—priceless." -Listening Project Audience Member

Date & Time





    A Short Piece for Orchestra (1952 chamber orchestra version)


    Trois Monologues d'Émilie



  • Intermission

    Mop/Mop: A Symphonic Sketch


    56 Blows (Quis Custodiet Custodes?)


    The World's Weather


Minnesota Orchestra

Kensho Watanabe


Dr. Louise Toppin


Plan Your Visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips


Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.