Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 PM

Antonello Hall, MacPhail Minneapolis Campus


Single Tickets
$25 adults, $15 seniors (ages 55 and older) and youth (ages 6 through 18)
Students receive special discounts - see below*

There is a pre-concert talk held before every show at 7:00 PM – learn more about the music and direction.

Inspired by our fauna, this program features composers imitating racing horses, stomping elephants, braying donkeys, fluttering birds, crawling turtles, and much more. Pieces include the ethereal “Lark Ascending” by Vaughan Williams, MacPhail composer Sarah Miller’s “Carnival of the Invasive Species”, a number of contemporary Bluegrass tunes inspired by Midwestern landscapes, plus the iconic “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saens.

We’ll be joined by former Mayor of Minneapolis and president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, R.T. Rybak who will narrate the “Carnival of the Animals.”

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Michael Sutton, solo violin; Beatrice Blanc, violin; Karen Moon,
violin; Stella Anderson, viola; Jacqueline Ultan, cello

Sarah Miller: Carnival of the Invasive Species
Minnesota Percussion Trio: Bob Adney, percussion; Erik
Barsness, percussion; Andy Myers, percussion and Paul
Schimming, clarinet

The OK Factor: Mountain Tune, Trout Run, Pick me up Ruby
Karla Dietmeyer, violin; Olivia Diercks, cello

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Başgöze-Pinto Piano Duo: Pınar Başgöze, piano; Susana Pinto, piano
Orchestra of faculty and select guest musicians


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