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A New Year Celebration: Vänskä Conducts Harbison and Paulus

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

From Gershwin’s Tin Pan Alley and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age to Aaron Copland’s folk music- inflected ballet, this concert celebrates the dynamic voices, vision, and talents of iconic American composers. And it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a party: after the concert, we’ll have some fun in the lobby including local jazz band Belle Amour and you can help us count down to midnight!

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BERNSTEIN Three Dances from On the Town
HARBISON Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra
PAULUS Impassioned, from Symphony in Three Movements
GERSHWIN An American in Paris

This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s American Expressions festival, celebrating and exploring this country’s bold, imaginative and diverse classical music tradition


Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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