Brahms, Beethoven, Penderecki – romantic, classic, modern – what a fascinating program on this weekend’s MN Orchestra concerts conducted by Osmo Vänskä. This is powerful stuff, sure to delight and stimulate our senses and give all the musicians on stage challenging material to perform!
The dramatic, haunting, virtuosic Penderecki Cello Concerto No. 2 will be performed by Finnish cellist Arto Noras, who has a long association with Penderecki’s work. The Berlin Philharmonic commissioned this concerto for Mstislav Rostropovich in 1982. For a preview, click over to this Rostropovich recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApJU2QbbXpc
And click here to read more about Mr. Noras: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/who-we-are/musicians-soloists-conductors/guest-artists-new/1346-arto-noras
Also on the program are Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 2 and Brahms’ breathtakingly beautiful Symphony No. 3.
Learn more and grab your tickets for Thursday morning or Friday or Saturday evening here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/512/-/vaenskae-conducts-brahms-third#.VvviR-IrLIU
We hope to see you at Orchestra Hall this weekend!