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Mississippi Valley Orchestra presents ‘Petrushka!’
October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
You are cordially invited to the opening concert of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra’s 2019–2020 season on Sunday, October 13, at 3 p.m. at the Simley Center for Performing Arts in Inver Grove Heights. Music Director Ho-Yin Kwok will lead the orchestra in three works that will move you, delight you, and excite you.
About the Works
Albert Ketèlby’s gorgeous Sanctuary of the Heart is based on the Kol Nidrei, a central part of the services for Yom Kippur. Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he wants it played at his funeral. Guest conductor Jotaro Nakano will join us for this piece.
Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin Suite was originally written as incidental music for a play that ran for only 15 performances. Nielsen’s music has long outlasted the play. It has been called “the Danish rival to Grieg’s Peer Gynt for atmosphere and tunefulness.”
The program concludes with Stravinsky’s masterwork Petrushka, one of the three great ballets composed between 1910 and 1913 that changed the course of music. It concerns puppets brought magically to life. A love triangle ensues. What could possibly go wrong?
Come early to learn more at Conductor Kwok’s pre-concert talk (2:15 p.m.). And plan to enter the raffle to conduct “Sleigh Ride” at our next concert. Raffle tickets are only $5, and a baton and conducting lesson are included!
As always, admission is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.
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