D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning)
“Nimrod”, Variation IX from Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36 (Enigma)
Starburst (for Symphonic Orchestra)
Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a, IV: Storm Presto con fuoco
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, (Danse de la Fée-Dragée) from The Nutcracker, Opus 71.
Dance of the Mirlitons (“Reed Flutes”) from The Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71a
Trepak (“Russian Dance”) from The Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71a
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, III: Juba
Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, X. The Great Gate of Kiev
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. This fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård begins his tenure as music director.
Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, the newly announced 11th music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, will serve for the 2022-23 season as the ensemble’s music director designate before beginning his music director role in September 2023. He is the current music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), following six seasons as principal guest conductor. Between 2012 and 2018, he served as principal conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW), after stepping down as principal conductor and musical advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
Violinist Emily Switzer is a 2019 graduate of the Yale School of Music and 2017 graduate of Yale University. Former co-concertmaster of the Yale Symphony Orchestra, she is a winner of the 2015 Friends of Music Recital Competition, the 2016 William Waite Competition and a recipient of the 2016 Sharp Prize for Music. She has performed with numerous orchestras including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Lakewood Symphony, Denver Philharmonic, Littleton Symphony and Yale Symphony Orchestra. In January 2022, she performed with the Yale Philharmonia as a winner of the 2019 Woolsey Concerto Competition. Switzer joined the second violin section of the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2019.
Plan Your Visit
- Pre-concert activities
- Valet Parking
- Pre-order Beverages
- Directions & Parking
- Helpful Tips
When: Sun Jan 7 | 12:30-1:45pm, 3-3:30pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try out orchestral instruments, create your own conducting baton, learn how different sized objects and materials affect the sounds you can create with the Science Museum, engage in creative movement, meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians, and more.
Know Before You Go
An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Directions & Parking
All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.
- ASL Interpretation
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Braille & Large Print Programs
- Open Captioning
- Service Animals Allowed
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
- Headphones & Ear Plugs
Additional services are available upon request.