Strauss: The Waltz King, Friday, July 24 at 8 pm & Sunday, July 26 at 2 pm
Maybe you tune into Strauss waltzes broadcast from Vienna on New Year’s – now you can hear our own Minnesota Orchestra playing some of the Strauss family’s greatest hits in July! A number of the orchestra’s talented wind players will also be featured in two other works — Adam Kuenzel and Greg Milliren will solo in a medley of favorites for two flutes and orchestra from Bizet’s Carmen and Steven Campbell will delight you with a Vaughn Williams’ Tuba Concerto. Here’s the complete program, notes about the Strauss family and “Meet a Musician” bios of Adam Kuenzel, Greg Milliren andSteven Campbell.
Igudesman and Joo: BIG Nightmare Music with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm
Brass Boyz at the NE Brewer’s Block Party, Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm
The Minnesota Orchestra’s Brass Boyz quintet drew a standing-room only crowd at Sociable Cider Werks last winter. They’ll be back again for the second annual NE Brewer’s Block Party onSunday, July 26, hosted by Sociable Cider Werks in their giant parking lot. The event, held from 2-9 pm, features a live music stage with a variety of musical groups, food trucks, and beer, cider and spirits from a dozen breweries. The Brass Boyz will be playing at 7 pm. Last year’s block party drew 7,500 people and double that number are expected this year. Biking will be a good way to get there – to park, look for the bike valet! Here’s more Block Party information. If you go, check out the Minnesota Orchestra’s booth with some fun activities promoting Symphony and Suds, the 2015-16 program featuring Minnesota Orchestra musicians at local breweries. Watch for an upcoming announcement of the Symphony and Suds Fall line-up.
Concert tickets for next season
- If you have purchased a concert series for next season and need to exchange tickets, Subscriber Courtesy Days are July 20-25. You can complete exchanges online or by calling ticket services at 612-371-5642 or 800-292-4141.
- As of July 31, you’ll be able to purchase single tickets for next season’s concerts.
- It’s still possible to buy a subscription for 2015-16.
We hope you enjoy these last two weeks of Sommerfest, with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on Saturday, August at 7:30 pm, as the grand finale – and don’t forget those tickets for next season!