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David Afkham, conductor | © Gisela Schenker
Symphony in 60


Tue Mar 29, 2022

Orchestra Hall

60 min, no intermission

David Afkham returns to Orchestra Hall to lead the Minnesota Orchestra in Richard Strauss’ imaginative Don Juan, Anton Webern’s expressive Passacaglia and Robert Schumann’s romantic Fourth Symphony. 

Symphony in 60 features beloved classical composers and pieces in about an hour. We can’t wait to share this symphonic masterwork with you.



    Don Juan

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    Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem tells of a man’s romantic exploits, disillusionment with life and ultimate death in a swordfight; notable are the work’s mighty horn calls, sweeping violin music and gorgeous cantilena for solo oboe.



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    Anton Webern’s Passacaglia blends lush Romantic orchestration with the expanded harmonic language of the 20th century. Pizzicato strings announce the theme in the opening measures, and 23 imaginative variations follow.


    Symphony No. 4

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    The four movements of Robert Schumann’s Fourth Symphony are played without pause, with nearly the entire symphony growing out of one theme-shape from the opening measures. Of special note are a delicate Romance movement and an energetic finale in which the pace quickens again and again.


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David Afkham


Symphony in 60 concert enhancements include:

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Pre-concert activity

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One-hour performance

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Early start time

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$5 Happy Hour

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