Concerts and Music

The Combined Symphonies of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies & the Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Opening Plenary, Tuesday June 7, 3:45PM

VERDI      La Forza del Destino

Manny Laureano, Co-Artistic Director and Symphony Conductor, Minnesota Youth Symphonies

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV      Scheherazade, 4th Movement

I.   Festival in Baghdad
II.  The Sea
III. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman

Amir Kats, artistic director and symphony conductor, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

Minnesota Orchestra
Tuesday June 7


The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director William Schrickel, will offer a 30-minute performance to celebrate the vibrant role of community orchestras in the Twin Cities.  Beginning at 6:15 pm on stage at Orchestra Hall, the program will feature Dave Brubeck's Elementals, among other works.

Greetings from Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak     


Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

Conference 2011

Osmo Vänskä (photo: Ann Marsden), Yevgeny Sudbin, Aaron Kernis

KERNIS            Concerto with Echoes
BEETHOVEN     Piano Concerto No. 3
SIBELIUS         Symphony No. 2 

Accordo Chamber Ensemble, Thursday June 9, 4:00PM 
Orchestras on the Airwaves: A Hopeful Trajectory Plenary

  • Ruggero Allifranchini, violin
  • Sabina Thatcher, viola
  • Beth Rapier, cello
  • Anthony Ross, cello

James Scott Balentine, arranger         Two Spirituals:     
                                                            “De Blin’ Man”                              
                                                            “Ride on, King Jesus”
Anton Arensky                           String Quartet, Opus 35, for Violin, Viola, and two Celli

Accordo Chamber Ensemble
(pdf member bios)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Thursday June 9, 7:30PM

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale
Dale Warland, artistic director

  • Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
  • Abigail Nims, alto
  • Paul Appleby, tenor
  • Kyle Ketelsen, bass 

Conference 2011

Dale Warland, Jennifer Zetlan (photo: J&J Photography), Abigail Nims (photo: Chris Carrol), Paul Appleby, Kyle Ketelsen (photo: Dario Acosta)

SCHUBERT         Offertory in B-flat                Intende voci
HARTMANN        Concerto funebre
HAYDN               Harmoniemesse

pdf Program Notes and Bios

pdf Orchestra Roster