Christine Goerke, J’Nai Bridges & Julia Bullock Lead Minnesota Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Minnesota Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Thomas Søndergård, conducts a program of Mozart, Messian, and Ortiz with soloists Andrea Carroll, Jack Swanson, Dashon Burton, and Minnesota Chorale. Performance Dates: Nov. 22 & 23, 2024 J’Nai Bridges and pianist Jon Kimura Parker headline the New Year’s Eve concert. The program includes music {…}

Minnesota Orchestra ‘Listening Project’ to Showcase Underrepresented Composers.

Minnesota Orchestra will shine a spotlight on historically underrepresented composers in its “Listening Project,” beginning on Nov. 3. Kensho Watanabe returns to conduct, and Dr. Louise Toppin, a renowned performer and scholar, will provide insights into the pieces. Mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel will make her debut, performing Carmen Brouard’s piece on Emily Dickinson, “Trois monologues d’Émili.” The concert focuses on 20th-century {…}

Minnesota Orchestra Presents Concert Initiative ‘More to Hear: The Listening Project’

The Minnesota Orchestra will debut its concert initiative entitled “More to Hear: The Listening Project” on Oct. 7. “The Listening Project” began in 2021 with the purpose to record and recognize works by historically underrepresented composers. The inagural instalation was the first-ever professional recordings of five works by five Black composers.  This year the “Listen Project” combines a live concert {…}