“…an incredible feel of camaraderie, bustle, excitement and…well, richness.” We’re guessing that you love Scott Chamberlain’s writings and reflections on music & performance & culture as much as we do (in fact, many of you have told us so!). So be sure to read his latest blog post, a review of last weekend’s MN Orchestra concert. Here’s the link: https://maskoftheflowerprince.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/romeo-and-juliet-at-the-orchestra/
He closes with “If this concert is any indication, you simply cannot afford to miss any of the upcoming Shakespeare Winterfest concerts. Get thee to the boxoffice!” We agree! Here’s where to get info and tickets: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/special-events/shakespeare-winterfest
Thanks, Scott! You’re the best!
Friday and Saturday night’s concerts are almost sold out. If you have tickets that you can’t use, please exchange, “bank” or return them online or by calling the box office. https://boxoffice.minnesotaorchestra.org/cart/forms/change.aspx or 612.371.5656
If you had any doubts about the “fun” and “young” factors of classical music, check out this downright contagious video of “Mambo” from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” performed by the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela under Dudamel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYvEvP2cmdk&feature=youtu.be
You’ll find “fun” and “young” at Orchestra Hall this weekend too! Pre-concert activities include scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” performed by Main Street School of Performing Arts theatre program and choreography from “West Side Story” performed by Main Street School of Performing Arts dance program.
And of course, the ever young and ever stirring music of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture” and selections from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be played by our Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of Osmo Vänskä.
Friday night the Crescendo Project is sponsoring a Happy Hour & trivia with MN Orch musicians, then $25 tickets to that night’s concert. Find info about that event here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/lifelong-learning/crescendo-project
So act quickly if you were hoping to attend one of this weekend’s concerts! Additional details and tickets here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/364/-/star-crossed-lovers-the-music-of-romeo-and-juliet#.VMpGMGjF_l8