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Benjamin Beilman | © Stefan Ruiz

Tchaikovsky, Korngold and Chin

Thu May 9 — Fri May 10, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

During Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lifetime, many restrictions were in place that banned Ukrainian language and terminology within parts of the Russian empire. Tchaikovsky still chose to compose a symphony built from traditional songs of his neighboring country, a place dear to his heart. We welcome Elim Chan for her Orchestra Hall debut as the Minnesota Orchestra shares this imaginative symphony alongside Unsuk Chin’s swirling subito con forza and the return of soloist Benjamin Beilman in Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s cinematic Violin Concerto.

A Few Things to Know

  1. To mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Unsuk Chin composed subito con forza, inspired by the conversation books that helped Beethoven communicate in person as his hearing diminished.
  2. Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony is filled with Ukrainian folk tunes.
  3. During the 2022-23 season, Vienna's Musikverein concert hall shone a spotlight on Elim Chan, showcasing her work as a conductor with three different world renowned orchestras.

Date & Time




  • CHIN

    subito con forza


    Violin Concerto


    Symphony No. 2


Minnesota Orchestra

Elim Chan


Benjamin Beilman


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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.



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