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Ahmed Anzaldúa leads Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra in 'El Mesías'

Ahmed Anzaldúa leads the vocal ensemble Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra in 'El Mesías'Courtesy of the artist

December 05, 2022

Border CrosSing, led by artistic director Ahmed Anzaldúa, joins the Minnesota Orchestra with El Mesías, a bilingual Spanish-English cross-cultural combination of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah and Navidad Nuestra, a Christmas cantata by Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez. Together with the vocal soloists and choir, the unique combination of Andean instruments and the Baroque orchestra blur the lines between Western classical and South American folk traditions.

Join host Melissa Ousley for a live-broadcast of the concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

Program

Minnesota Orchestra
Ahmed Anzaldúa, conductor
Border CrosSing, chorus and Andean ensemble

ARIEL RAMÍREZ Navidad Nuestro
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah [Part I and Hallelujah chorus]


Previous Concerts

Nov. 11, 2022

It all began in 2016, when Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra embarked on a major mission: to perform and record all 10 of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. Their first recording, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, received a Grammy nomination. Since then, they have recorded all but one of the epic symphonies alongside the BIS Records team.

On Friday, Nov. 11, audiences experienced the culmination of this multi-year project when Vänskä returned to the stage to conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, the longest of them all. Listen to the concert now.

Minnesota Orchestra - November 11, 2022

Program

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo
Women of the Minnesota Chorale
Minnesota Boychoir

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 3


Upcoming concert broadcasts

A NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION WITH MARIN ALSOP AND AWADAGIN PRATT - HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, 2 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Awadagin Pratt, piano *

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra *
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

GERSTEIN PLAYS RACHMANINOFF
Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano *

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Solemn Prelude
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 *
MODEST MUSSORGSKY/MAURICE RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

HAILSTORK, SCHUMANN AND MENDELSSOHN
Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello *

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (In memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.)
ROBERT SCHUMANN Cello Concerto *
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)

LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Junping Qian, conductor
Fei Xie, artistic consultant

TBD

RAPSODIE ESPAGNOLE
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano *

MAURICE RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole
GABRIELA MONTERO Piano Concerto No. 1, Latin *
CARLOS CHÁVEZ Symphony No. 2, Sinfonía India
MANUEL DE FALLA Suite from The Three-Cornered Hat

DVOŘÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Alexandre Kantorow, piano *

TŌRU TAKEMITSU How Slow the Wind
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 *
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

AMERICAN SYMPHONIES AND SERENADE
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska, conductor
Erin Keefe, violin *

MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” *
WILLIAM DAWSON Negro Folk Symphony

DVOŘÁK’S SYMPHONY NO. 7
Friday, March 3, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Kari Kriikku, clarinet *

GEORGE WALKER Icarus in Orbit
KAIJA SAARIAHO D’OM LE VRAI SENS, Clarinet Concerto *
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

MOSER PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1
Friday, March 17, 2023, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello *

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN/FRANCIS Grosse Fuge for String Orchestra
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 *
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

KÖNIG, GRIEG AND SCHUMANN
Friday, March 24, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Christoph König, conductor
Olga Kern, piano *

HANNAH KENDALL The Spark Catchers
EDWARD GRIEG Piano Concerto *
ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, Rhenish

HAYDN’S THE CREATION
Friday March 31, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Paul McCreesh, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Robert Murray, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Minnesota Chorale

JOSEPH HAYDN The Creation

AFKHAM AND PIECZONKA
Friday, April 14, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
TBD, soprano

OUTI TARKIAINEN The Ring of Fire and Love
RICHARD WAGNER/MOTTL Wesendonck Lieder
LILI BOULANGER Of a Sad Evening
CLAUDE DEBUSSY La Mer

GARRICK OHLSSON PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Friday, April 28, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano *

PHILIP HERBERT Elegy: In Memoriam—Stephen Lawrence
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 *
ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6

KAVAKOS, BACH AND BRAHMS
Friday, May 12, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Concerto in D minor
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

BREA(D)TH
Friday, May 19, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Jonathan Taylor Rush, conductor
Vocal soloists to be announced
Minnesota Chorale and Twin Cities Choral Partners

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petite Suite de Concert
CARLOS SIMON brea(d)th

PARK AND AINOMÄE PLAY BRAHMS
Friday, June 2, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Andrew Manze, conductor
Susie Park, violin *
Silver Ainomäe, cello *

JOHANNES BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra *
ELEANOR ALBERGA Tower
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

GINASTERA, KODÁLY AND TCHAIKOVSKY
Friday, June 9, 2030, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grace Roepke, harp *

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Concerto for Orchestra
ALBERTO GINASTERA Harp Concerto *
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien

JAMES EHNES AND BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
James Ehnes, violin *

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
ALBAN BERG Violin Concerto *
CHEN YI Duo Ye for Chamber Orchestra
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

JUNETEENTH: CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM  
Friday, June 23, 2023, 8 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra
André Raphel, conductor

TBD