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Listen: Minnesota Orchestra celebrates American music

Ken-David Masur is the guest conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.Beth Ross-Buckley


Minnesota Orchestra - July 30, 2021

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Ken-David Masur (son of Kurt) made his Minnesota Orchestra conducting debut Friday night in a concert of American music that began with a piece that John Williams wrote for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Summon the Heroes. Listen now, with host Melissa Ousley from Orchestra Hall.

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American Musical Heroes
Minnesota Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano and creative partner for summer programming

WILLIAMS: Summon the Heroes
STILL: Moderately slow, from Symphony No. 2
BEACH: Allegro con fuoco, from Gaelic Symphony
GERSHWIN: Allegro, from Piano Concerto in F
BARBER: Essay No. 1
PERKINSON: Alla sarabande and Alla burletta, from Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations
HIRTZ: Wizard of Oz Fantasy for solo piano, based on the themes of Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart