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  • Friday, November 3, 2017
  • 6:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Off Campus
  • $50 for concert & reception; only a limited number of tickets are available

Join us as Osmo Vänskä conducts the Reformation Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Please join us for a brief reception prior to the concert. Nancy Westra will provide an update on the college and answer any questions you have.

6:30 p.m.  Reception
8:00 p.m.  Concert with Minnesota Orchestra featuring Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Adam Kuenzel, flute; and the Minnesota Chorale;  see complete concert information

BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 2
  
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 5, Reformation
  
CURRIER
RE-FORMATION [World Premiere]

Fun Facts from the orchestra website:

  • Theologian Martin Luther lit the spark of the Reformation, but he was also a passionate music-lover who wrote dozens of hymns. He said: “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”
  • Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) is the best-known hymn by Luther, who also liked a good drinking song and asked, “why should the devil get all the best tunes?” You’ll hear this hymn late in the symphony, performed by a flute solo.
  • Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach went to the same school and sang in the same church choir—though Bach a century after Luther.
  • Sebastian Currier’s Re-formation reimagines the Reformation for today, with quotes from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 and Luther’s sturdy old hymn forming a cry to save the planet.

Registration

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Location

  • Orchestra Hall, Green Room
  • 1111 Nicollet Mall
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 55403

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