Minnesota Orchestra returns to Orchestra Hall; Classical MPR broadcast planned

January 21, 2014
orchestra hall, exterior, new
The exterior of the new lobby extension for Orchestra Hall.
MPR photo/Euan Kerr

The Minnesota Orchestra has announced four concerts at Orchestra Hall, scheduled for Feb. 7 to 15. These concerts will be the first time audiences will hear the ensemble perform in the renovated Orchestra Hall.

Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski will lead concerts Feb. 7 and 8, featuring Beethoven's Third Symphony; Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts concerts Feb. 14 and 15 featuring Holst's Planets and the Elgar Cello Concerto with soloist Steven Isserlis and the women of the Minnesota Chorale. Tickets go on sale Jan. 22 at 5:00 p.m.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m., and all are preceded by a public open house at Orchestra Hall, with doors opening at 4 p.m.

You're also warmly invited to join us on Classical MPR on Friday, Feb. 7, as the ensemble returns to live broadcast concerts from Orchestra Hall. The complete program:

BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orch. Skrowaczewski)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3

A special moment in this program will be the Bach, as orchestrated by Skrowaczewski himself — music that opened Orchestra Hall in 1974.