Ode to Joy – Special Holiday Concert!

Edo de Waart and Jorja Fleezanis return to join the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra… Ode to Joy!

Ted Mann Concert Hall
Saturday, December 15th | 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 16th | 2:00 PM

Purchase Tickets through U of M Ticketing Online
or, order by phone by calling 612-624-2345 

About the Concert
Edo de Waart joins the (Locked Out) Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra for Beethoven’s triumphant Ninth Symphony, sharing the stage with an 80-voice choir and an all-star cast of soloists.

The celebration begins with Bach’s poignant and animated Double Violin Concerto featuring Jorja Fleezanis and Erin Keefe (former and present Concertmasters of the Minnesota Orchestra).

Program:

J.S. Bach | Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043

Intermission

Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125

Ellie Dehn, Soprano
Adriana Zabala, Mezzo
Thomas Cooley, Tenor
Timothy Noble, Bass Baritone

Eighty to ninety professional singers that support our cause will make up the chorus for this concert.

Ted Mann Concert Hall Directions & Parking Info
2128 Fourth Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The proceeds of this concert will be used for our concert productions, events, educational and service-oriented projects, and an emergency relief fund for musicians (provisions to be set forth by the Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Committee).

6 thoughts on “Ode to Joy – Special Holiday Concert!

  1. I am thrilled to be able to hear THIS Minnesota Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Ninth and the Bach Double Violin Concerto in concert and to support THESE musicians. Brava to Jorja Fleezanis for returning to support our beloved musicians and to help all of us in Minnesota take political action to keep them here. We canNOT lose them and we MUST stand behind them now. Our holiday season will be so much more joyful. Thank you! Thank you! Linda Varvel I’ve begun to send Letters to the Editor everywhere.

  2. Maybe you could put on a show at one of the big area.churches just to keep the musicians practiced. I’m hoping to go to your concert at Ted mann

  3. I am so happy to know the Minnesota Orchestra musicians will be able to present two more concerts, and I hope there will be many more concerts. The Minnesota Orchestral Association needs to think of the present for now before the orchestra members depart, and there is no more a world class orchestra to fill their expensively “renovated” hall. The Orchestral Association should quit treating the musicians like serfs and remember they are human beings with families, houses, mortgages, as well as instruments to maintain.

  4. PLEASE SAVE US TWO SEATS FOR EITHER PERFORMANCE OF BEETHOVEN’S NINTH–WE JUST HEARD ABOUT IT AND DON’T WANT TO BE LEFT OUT. CALL US ASAP AT 612/522-9053 OR EMAIL THIS IS ABOUT GOOD MUSIC AND THE ARTIST’S RIGHT TO EARN A DECENT LIVING–TWO RIGHTEOUS CAUSES.

  5. I grieve for the children whose schools have cut music programs to the bone and are now deprived of the experience of hearing great, enduring music performed live by
    one of the great orchestras in the country–yes in the world. This is a heartbreaking,
    unnecessary situation. It’s an unusual business person who would compromise the
    integrity of his product (the orchestra) to solve a financial or union problem.
    Settle this before the reputation of our state as a supporter of the arts is at risk.
    Dance and theatre, smaller music organizations, can’t carry this alone. An orchestra has to be at the core of a viable city’s offerings. Even our sports teams
    are letting us down in the entertainment area– no post season activity, one
    locked out team, and the other one ,well ,fair. Let’s get it done.

    Thelma Hunter

    Thelma Hunter

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