Minnesota Orchestra

Listen: Elina Vähälä performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Violinist Elina Vähälä performed the 1905 version of Sibelius' violin concerto last Friday with the Minnesota Orchestra.Courtesy the Artist


Minnesota Orchestra - Jan. 14, 2022

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January 18, 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra wrapped up its Sibelius Festival last weekend with two more symphonies, Nos. 3 and 4, as well as the revised 1905 version of Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Elina Vähälä. Listen to the Friday concert now.

Program

Elina Vähälä, violin*
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 4

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 3

JEAN SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto (1905 revision) *

Jan. 7 concert

In 2014, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra won a Grammy for their recording of Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. On Jan. 7, Osmo Vänskä led the Minnesota Orchestra in a Grammy-worthy performance of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1, along with his Symphony No. 6 and the original version of his only Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Elina Vähälä. Listen now to that performance, with host Melissa Ousley.

Minnesota Orchestra - January 7, 2022

Elina Vähälä, violin*
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 6

JEAN SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto (original version) *

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1


Broadcast schedule

Here are other upcoming Minnesota Orchestra concerts scheduled to be broadcast live this season on YourClassical MPR, with on-demand audio posted for 30 days afterward.

SIBELIUS FESTIVAL: SYMPHONIES NO. 3 AND 4
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin *

JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4
JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3
JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto (1905 revision) *


MOZART, CHIN AND STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin *

UNSUK CHIN A Requiem in Our Time, for Brass and Percussion
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4
IGOR STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete ballet)


CANELLAKIS CONDUCTS DON QUIXOTE
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queryas, cello *

JULIA PERRY A Short Piece for Orchestra
RICHARD STRAUSS Don Quixote *
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances


TCHAIKOVSKY’S PATHETIQUE SYMPHONY
8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Tobias Feldmann, violin *

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 *
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


GABEL AND HADELICH
8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Fabien Gabel, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin *

SAMY MOUSSA Crimson
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto *
RICHARD STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
MAURICE RAVEL La Valse


MAHLER RECORDING PROJECT: VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS MAHLER’S NINTH
8 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 9


GABEL AND HADELICH
8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei, conductor
Ning Feng, violin *

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 *
SAMY MOUSSA Nocturne
MAURICE RAVEL Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe
MAURICE RAVEL Boléro


SUNWOOK KIM PLAYS BRAHMS
8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
Sunwook Kim, piano *

VIVIAN FUNG Aqua
SAMUEL BARBER Symphony No. 1
JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 *


MUSICMAKERS
8 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Kevin Puts, Composer Institute director

Program to be announced


TCHAIKOVSKY, CHEN AND NIELSEN
8 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Xian Zhang, conductor
Adam Kuenzel, flute *

QIGANG CHEN L’Eloignement
CARL NIELSEN Flute Concerto *
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini


WILKINS CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY
8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Minnesota Chorale and Twin Cities Choral Partners

FRANZ LISZT Les Préludes
JOEL THOMPSON Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5


VÄNSKÄ AND KEEFE
8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Erin Keefe, violin *
Juho Pohjonen, piano *

FELIX MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings **
JAAKKO KUUSISTO Symphony (world premiere)


MAHLER RECORDING PROJECT
SEASON FINALE: MAHLER’S SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND
8 p.m. Friday, jUNE 10, 2022 / Orchestra Hall

Host: Melissa Ousley

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Sarah Wegener, soprano
Jacquelyn Wagner, soprano
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo
Barry Banks, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Minnesota Chorale
National Lutheran Choir
Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir
Minnesota Boychoir

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand