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Listen: Minnesota Orchestra's 2023 New Year’s Day Celebration

Minnesota Orchestra: 2023 New Year's Day Celebration

On Jan. 1, 2023, conductor Mei-Ann Chen and the Minnesota Orchestra rang in the new year with a program that opened with Leonard Bernstein’s animated Candide Overture. Then, special guest Awadagin Pratt performed the Minnesota premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Piano and Orchestra, a work written specifically for him. Finally, a New Year’s celebration wouldn’t be complete without the adventure and passion that the orchestra brought with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Scheherazade. Listen to the concert now as we prepare for 2024!


Minnesota Orchestra
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Awadagin Pratt, piano

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Overture from Candide
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Rounds for Piano and Orchestra
EDUARDO LOBO Péde Vento from Suíte Popular Brasileira (encore)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Final Movement from Symphony No. 9 (recording from 2006)

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