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Our events combine the company of other Twin Cities classical music lovers, wine and beer, and an enticing buffet with the opportunity to get to know musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra on a more individual, informal basis.

Throughout the season we are pleased to host members of the Orchestra for each ACCENT event – and for this season, we welcome Libby Larsen, a prominent internationally-known composer who just happens to live in the Twin Cities.

We deliberately limit attendance to 125 people to keep ACCENT events intimate: come be one of the few!

PROGRAM

We leave it up to our guests to decide on their musical programs, but typically they demonstrate their instruments, provide historical insights, discuss details of their approach and training, and of course share personal stories and anecdotes of their careers and travels with the Orchestra. Programs end with performances of pieces they’ve prepared for us – sometimes classical, sometimes modern, sometimes with other musicians joining them, but always special

2019 ARTISTS

This year’s ACCENT series was created to coordinate with the themes and programming of the Minnesota Orchestra and based on suggestions from the many FRIENDS members who graciously responded to our Future of ACCENT online survey in Spring 2018. We are delighted that ACCENT received a 2019 Roundtable Award from the League of American Orchestras as “an outstanding volunteer project based on originality, volunteer involvement, adaptability, and overall success.” Come see why ACCENT won gold!

LOCATIONS

This year we are hosting ACCENT events at either Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium or Veranda) or at HGA/Ford Building. Both are lovely spaces for intimate social and musical gatherings

INCLUDED WITH YOUR
TICKET

Tickets include a wine or beer voucher, an elegant catered buffet dinner, the musical presentation, and delightful conversation about music

Join us for our April 4th program with Susie Park

Australian-born Susie Park, the Minnesota Orchestra’s first associate concertmaster, had already toured with the Orchestra before beginning her appointment in September 2015

  • Susie has concertized around the world, performing solos with European orchestras (Vienna Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille,  Royal Philharmonic); American orchestras (Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Orchestra of St. Luke’s)
  • She has collaborated with conductors including Simon Rattle, Hans Vonk, Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi and Yehudi Menuhin, performing in venues ranging from New York’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Symphony Hall in Boston, the Ravinia Festival and Millenium Park in Chicago, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Smithsonian Institute, Vienna Musikverein Cologne Philharmonie, Düsseldorf Tonhalle and Danish Radio Concert Hall
  • Susie won top honors at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Wieniawski Competition in Poland and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition in France
  • Susie is passionate about chamber music. She is a founding member of ECCO, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble comprising a diverse selection of talented chamber musicians, soloists and principal string players from American orchestras

We are in for a real treat!

Please join us for social hour (wine or beer, a delicious buffet dinner from D’Amico) followed by Susie’s presentation beginning at 7 pm.  She’s preparing to play excerpts from the music she used to audition for the Orchestra:

  • Strauss Ein Heldenleben
  • Brahms Symphony 1
  • Bach
  • Tchaikovsky violin concerto
  • Mozart 4th violin concerto

And we’ll save some time for your questions.

This is an intimate setting and a great opportunity to learn more about a key new Minnesota Orchestra player

The April 4th ACCENT is being held on the Mezzanine level of Orchestra Hall.  Parking is available at nearby parking facilities, including the adjoining Orchestra Hall lot.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are an ACCENT SERIES HOLDER, you do not need to register again.  We will email you separately just to confirm that you’ll be joining us April 4th.

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About Us

Our Meet a Musician/ACCENT events combine the company of other Twin Cities classical music lovers, wine and beer, and an enticing buffet with the opportunity to get to know musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra on a more individual, informal basis.

Throughout the season we are pleased to host members of the Orchestra for each ACCENT event – and for this season, we welcome Libby Larsen, a prominent internationally-known composer who just happens to live in the Twin Cities.

We deliberately limit attendance to 125 people to keep our Meet a Musician/ACCENT events intimate: come be one of the few!

PROGRAM

We leave it up to our guests to decide on their musical programs, but typically they demonstrate their instruments, provide historical insights, discuss details of their approach and training, and of course share personal stories and anecdotes of their careers and travels with the Orchestra. Programs end with performances of pieces they’ve prepared for us – sometimes classical, sometimes modern, sometimes with other musicians joining them, but always special

2019 ARTISTS

This year’s ACCENT series was created to coordinate with the themes and programming of the Minnesota Orchestra and based on suggestions from the many FRIENDS members who graciously responded to our Future of ACCENT online survey in Spring 2018. We are delighted that ACCENT received a 2019 Roundtable Award from the League of American Orchestras as “an outstanding volunteer project based on originality, volunteer involvement, adaptability, and overall success.” Come see why ACCENT won gold!

LOCATIONS

This year we are hosting ACCENT events at either Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium or Veranda) or at HGA/Ford Building. Both are lovely spaces for intimate social and musical gatherings

INCLUDED WITH YOUR
TICKET

Tickets include a wine or beer voucher, an elegant catered buffet dinner, the musical presentation, and delightful conversation about music

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