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Minnesota Orchestra presents American Rhapsody: A Concert for Minnesota

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Hear Into the Future week culminates in a vibrant program weaving together performances by student dancers, musicians and the Minnesota Orchestra, led by Osmo Vänskä.

This concert features North High’s high-voltage dance troupe as well as all-star musicians from the Minnesota All-State Orchestra and University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, playing alongside the Minnesota Orchestra. On the program: Excerpts from Brahms Symphony No. 2, Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, William Grant Still’s The American Scene and Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody, a new multi-disciplinary work built on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s evocative Symphonic Variations on an African Air.

Jessie Montgomery
Starburst (2012)

The American Rhapsody
Music: Symphonic Variations on an African Air by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Author: Aaron Dworkin (with writings by George Washington)

Selections from The South, Suite No. 2 from The American Scene*

Allegro con spirito, from Symphony No. 2*

Allegro non troppo, from Symphony No. 7**

*Side-by-Side with the MMEA All-State Orchestra

**Side-by-Side with the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra


Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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