The Minnesota Orchestra, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and YourClassical MPR Radio are bringing you a new way to experience the Minnesota Orchestra. This Is Minnesota Orchestra is a series of concert broadcasts live from Orchestra Hall, hosted by Sarah Hicks. We’ll bring you fascinating musician interviews, insights into the music, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
Go on a musical journey to meet animals and experience their habitats!
Musical Menagerie will invite viewers to connect music with animals—thanks to a partnership with The Minnesota Zoo—in a live concert that presents a variety of composers and styles of music as well as unique film elements and guests from the Zoo.
0:00: Introduction and Grieg Holberg Suite, I. Praeludium
4:40: Birds and Vivaldi Spring, No. 1 from The Four Seasons, I. Allegro
10:40:Coral Reefs and Williams Sea Sketches for String Orchestra, V. Calm Sea in Summer
18:46: Bumblebees and Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Holcombe)
23:29: Brown Bears and Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, IV. Rigaudon (arr. Schuller)
29:21: Raptors and Stamp Eagles on Red Cedar Lake for Brass Quintet
37:03: Amur Tiger and DiLorenzo Fire Dance for Brass Quintet
44:04: Gibbons and Reich Duet for Two Solo Violins and String Orchestra
52:26: Wrap-Up and Perkinson Sinfonietta No. 1, III. Rondo: Allegro Furioso
The Minnesota Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts and music education initiatives are generously supported by a lead gift from the Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund.
White-cheeked gibbons are known for their unique vocalizations, with males and females often singing duets back and forth with each other. Join conductor Sarah Hicks as she learns about the Minnesota Zoo's gibbons and how they communicate.
What is American music? Learn more about many unique voices and styles in this Young People's Concert Experience recommended for grades 3-6. Enjoy a concert video performance by the Minnesota Orchestra and commentary from host Sarah Hicks.