Jon Kimura Parker, dance and guided meditation, Dessa – Twin Cities

A member of the Twin Cities-based collective BRKFST Dance Firm performs alongside an orchestra. BRKFST would be the artist-in-residence for the 2023 Summer time at Orchestra Corridor collection, which runs from July 14 to Aug. 5 in downtown Minneapolis. (Courtney Perry / Minnesota Orchestra)

The Minnesota Orchestra’s summer time programming lineup goals to place “Music in Movement.”

The Summer time at Orchestra Corridor collection runs from July 14 to Aug. 5 in downtown Minneapolis and is curated by piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker. The Twin Cities collective BRKFST Dance Firm will function the orchestra’s artist-in-residence to spotlight the “Music in Movement” theme, and native musicians Chastity Brown and Dessa are on the docket, too.

Earlier than every live performance, the orchestra is internet hosting Sounds + Bites on Peavey Plaza, a free outside leisure showcase downtown. Eating choices will likely be accessible, the orchestra stated.

Tickets to summer time exhibits go on sale beginning April 4 at or by calling 612-371-5656.

In complete, final yr’s Summer time at Orchestra Corridor occasions have been attended by 25,000 folks, the orchestra stated. And 2022 was an eventful yr general for the Minnesota Orchestra — its funds improved from pandemic disruptions, and Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård was appointed to take over from longtime music director Osmo Vänskä. The total 2023-24 season — formally Søndergård’s first — is ready to be introduced April 18.

Right here’s what the Minnesota Orchestra has deliberate for this summer time:

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker introduces the Minnesota Orchestra on the Worldwide Day of Music on July 26, 2022, in Minneapolis. Parker is curating the orchestra’s 2023 Summer time at Orchestra Corridor live performance collection, throughout which he’ll carry out a number of instances. (Tony Nelson / Minnesota Orchestra)

Friday, July 14: For the summer time’s inaugural live performance, pianist Jon Kimura Parker will carry out composer Felix Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, and Lee Mills will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra in two works by up to date Brazilian composers. Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony can be within the combine. 8 p.m. at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $35–$90.

Saturday, July 15, Worldwide Day of Music: An all-day occasion whose full lineup will likely be introduced in June. For now, we all know youth orchestras will carry out at Orchestra Corridor; dance teams will carry out onstage in Peavey Plaza; and one other outside stage on eleventh Road will function performances curated by The Cedar Cultural Middle.

At 8:30 p.m. on the Peavey Plaza stage, the Minnesota Orchestra will carry out in a Metropolis of Bells present performed by Chia-Hsuan Lin that concludes with a simultaneous ringing of bells at 5 native church buildings together with the Basilica of St. Mary. Midday–midnight; free.

Thursday, July 20, Grand Piano Spectacular: Final yr, Parker resurrected this hallmark of Nineteen Eighties Minnesota Orchestra summer time festivals. This yr, he’ll be joined onstage by married duo Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann and famend rising star Chelsea de Souza. Simply pianos — no Minnesota Orchestra. 11 a.m. at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $35–$69.

Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22: Early-modern classics and up to date work come collectively right here, beginning with Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” This system strikes into American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “Dancers, Dreamers and Presidents,” impressed by a 2007 second through which Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres danced collectively — and accompanied by the world premiere of choreography by BRKFST Dance Firm. Lastly, a set from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird.” Elias Grandy will conduct; Parker will return as soloist. 8 p.m. each nights at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $35–$90.

Sunday, July 23, Chamber Music: Parker has assembled smaller teams of Minnesota Orchestra musicians — on trumpet, flute, violin, alto saxophone, and extra — to hitch his piano performances of chamber music, notably the “Piano Quintet” by composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (to not be confused with the equally named poet). 4 p.m. at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $40.

Tuesday, July 25: Music & Therapeutic: First, music: Sarah Hicks will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra in a number of items by composers Dmitri Shostakovich, Erik Satie and Molly Joyce, whose work “Serenity,” which offers with music as a response to nervousness, will obtain its world premiere. Plus, native singer Chastity Brown will carry out new music, and BRKFST will carry out as soon as once more, too. Then, guided meditation, courtesy of Mariann Johnson, from the College of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Middle for Spirituality & Therapeutic. 7 p.m. at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $25 to $63.

Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in Live performance. The Minnesota Orchestra will carry out the rating from the 2000 martial arts film reside, whereas the movie is screened in-sync within the background. Gao Hong, one of many world’s greatest gamers of the Chinese language stringed instrument pipa, and Minnesota Orchestra principal cellist Anthony Ross will take heart stage. 7 p.m. each nights at Orchestra Corridor; tickets are $43 to $90.

Thursday, Aug. 3, Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug 5: Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra. Dessa, the native rapper and author who’s a member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, carried out alongside the Minnesota Orchestra in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She’s lastly capable of return this yr with extra unique music backed by multidisciplinary orchestral preparations. That is anticipated to be a preferred ticket, and the Aug. 4 efficiency will likely be broadcast reside on TPT and MPR’s classical station. 8 p.m. all three nights at Orchestra Corridor; tickets $35–$85.

Orchestra Corridor: 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; tickets: or 612-371-5656.

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