The intersecting currents of music, nature, and social justice electrify the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-20 opening concert, featuring special guests One Voice Mixed Chorus.
Hear how the boundless skies and oceans of Sibelius’ Finlandia once called for freedom of the Finnish press. Be yourself transformed as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Symphonic Variations on an African Air transforms the song of a troubled heart into a hymn of transcendence. Fly through the vast musical landscapes of Dvořák’s In Nature’s Realm. Finally, set your heart alight with the the play of darkness, light, and fire in choral-orchestral works by Dessa and Jocelyn Hagen, Mari Ésabel Valverde, and Lee Hoiby.
Several of these composers have particular connections to Minnesota. All of them invite us to play our part in building a global community, through the beautiful diversity of art, nature, and humankind.