#139: Open Spaces

Friday, June 28 | 7:30 p.m.
519 Oak Grove St | Minneapolis, MN 55403

Aaron Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring)
Alexander BorodinIn the Steppes of Central Asia
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorDanse Nègre
Andrew YeeBriefly Gorgeous (MPO commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, fourth movement
Diane Benjamin: Overture for the MPO (MPO commission)

Start Twin Cities Pride off on the right note with the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral! On Friday, June 28, take the rainbow staircase across from Loring Park up to the cathedral for an evening of music. 

MPO’s Pride concert evokes the unbound freedom of wide open spaces — from the homesteaders’ clearing of Aaron Copland’s ballet to the vast deserts of Alexander Borodin’s symphonic poem, from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s jubilant dance to the flight of monarchs in Andrew Yee’s Briefly Gorgeous, and from the heartfelt melodies of Diane Benjamin’s overture to the romping celebration of Beethoven’s symphonic finale.

Conducted by Brian Dowdy

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