NY Eve with the sparkling, spunky, sensational Sylvia McNair, Osmo Vänskä, and our MN Orchestra performing Gershwin (a particular favorite of Sylvia’s) – and partying with fellow music lovers – what could be finer? Pick the 7:00 performance and get home before midnight, or pick the 10:00 performance and enjoy food, beverages (including a midnight Champagne toast led by Osmo), dancing and celebrating in the Orchestra Hall lobbies.
Read Kristin Tillotson’s terrific Dec. 24 StarTribune article for more info about Sylvia McNair and this concert. Some tidbits: “No one could accuse McNair of being afraid to try new things. After performing operas [for 20 years] at the Met, recording with Neville Marriner and winning two Grammys, she reinvented herself in the late 1990s as a musical-theater, jazz and cabaret singer. She now teaches voice at Indiana University while continuing to perform with major orchestras across the country and in Europe. She has recorded more than 70 albums, most recently a Christmas CD and a Latin-American jazz collection. She has sung command performances for luminaries ranging from Pope John Paul to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Read Kristin’s full article here: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/286768771.html Thanks, Kristin!
So if you’re still trying to decide how to celebrate New Year’s Eve (or if you are less than thrilled with the plans you’ve made), please consider joining us for one of these wonderful performances! Details and ticketing here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/353/-/new-year-s-eve-sparkling-gershwin-to-ring-in-the-new-year#.VKDKKV4AA
Students! A HUGE deal for you on the 10 pm New Year’s Eve concert! $25 for tickets that are normally $45-$75.
Osmo Vänskä, Sylvia McNair, the mighty Minnesota Orchestra playing Gershwin, complimentary food and drinks including champagne and butler-passed savories and sweets (artichoke tapenade, mini red velvet cupcakes garnished with chocolate musical notes, etc.). Music and dancing after the concert in the lobbies, and at midnight, Osmo will lead a champagne toast. More details here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/learn-more/press-room/1091-new-years-eve-dec-31
Here’s how to get your tickets:
1. Click on “BUY” for the 10:00 concert on this page: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/353/-/new-year-s-eve-sparkling-gershwin-to-ring-in-the-new-year#.VJL0fSvF_l8
2. Then select the section in which you want to sit.
3. Then where it says “ticket type” select “Student w/ID”
4. Select the seats you want and complete your order. Maximum two tickets per one valid student ID.
5. Your tickets will be held at the box office - you will need to show your student ID when you go to pick them up that night.
Of course, tickets are available for non-students as well! If you haven’t made your New Year’s Eve plans yet, this is THE place to be! http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/353/-/new-year-s-eve-sparkling-gershwin-to-ring-in-the-new-year#.VJL34ivF_l8