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21 April 2018

Bringing The World Together Through Music

Osmo Vänskä leads the music of Beethoven and Bongani Ndodana-Breen.

TWIN CITIES • CAPE TOWN • DURBAN • PRETORIA • SOWETO • JOHANNESBURG

The Minnesota Orchestra will embark on a five-city tour to South Africa in August 2018, planned in partnership with Classical Movements. Offered as part of the world-wide celebration of Nelson Mandela's Centenary, the tour will draw together South African and American performers and music, offering musical exchanges with student groups and large-scale performances in colleges, city halls and churches. Read the press release.

 

Sommerfest, Minneapolis Jul 13 – Aug 1, 2018

Minnesota audiences will be the first to experience the “Music for Mandela” project as part of the Orchestra’s annual Sommerfest, which will explore musical expressions of peace, freedom and reconciliation. The Festival will include an International Day of Music, special guest speakers and South African musicians. Sommerfest details will be announced on March 2.

 

Sommerfest, Minneapolis Jul 13 – Aug 1, 2018

Minnesota audiences will be the first to experience the “Music for Mandela” project as part of the Orchestra’s annual Sommerfest, which will explore musical expressions of peace, freedom and reconciliation. The Festival will include an International Day of Music, special guest speakers and South African musicians. Sommerfest details will be announced on March 2.

 

South Africa Tour Aug 10 – 18, 2018

Vänskä and the Orchestra will subsequently depart for a five-city tour of South Africa, marking the first visit by a professional U.S. orchestra to South Africa. The concerts will showcase music that derives from both South African, American and European musical traditions, ranging from Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphonies to a world premiere by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen, commissioned by Classical Movements and written in tribute to Mandela.

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