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SymphonY
on the Prairie

Saturday
September 10
6:00 pm

 

Benson Park
North Mankato

Conductor: Manny Laureano

The City of North Mankato and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce the second annual concert at Benson Park: Symphony on the Prairie! This event will run from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at the north side of Benson Park.

FREE EVENT
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SCheherazade

Sunday
October 9
3:00 pm

Saint Peter
High School

Conductor: Tamara Dworetz

The 2022-23 season opens with the irresistible Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, followed by Florence Price’s beautiful, meditative Adoration and ending with a dose of the exotic and dazzling in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which tells the musical story of The Arabian Nights. The MSO welcomes prize winning conductor Tamara Dworetz, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, described as a compelling and energetic musical force on the podium.

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The Snowman

Sunday
December 18
3:00 pm

Saint Peter
High School

Conductor: Ernesto Estigarribia

Bring the whole family to this heartwarming traditional holiday event! This Academy Award-nominated film, based on the Raymond Brigs’ beloved classic book, is brought to life with full orchestra. The MSO will perform Howard Blakes’s magical score to the animated film The Snowman, featuring the much-loved song Walking in the Air. You’ll also hear music from the beloved film The Polar Express and sing along to other holiday classics.

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Liquify

Saturday
March 25
7:00 pm

Saint Peter
High School

Conductor: Ernesto Estigarribia

Experience the virtuosity of violinist Eunice Kim in Prokofiev’s dazzling Violin Concerto No. 2 followed by Dvořák’s supremely melodic and spirited Symphony No. 6.  The concert will open with a multi-faceted, colorful new work by award winning composer Michael Abels, called ‘Liquify’. The MSO is thrilled to have Ernesto Estigarribia on board to lead his first Masterworks concert as our new Music Director!

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Towering
Triumph

Saturday
April 23
7:00 pm

Christ Chapel
Gustavus adolphus

Conductor: Ernesto Estigarribia

Power and majesty permeate MSO’s season finale concert. Joan Tower’s Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman was inspired by Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and they are a tribute to “women who take risks and are adventurous”. Each of the six fanfares are dedicated to an inspiring woman in music. Of his Symphony No 5, Shostakovich said, “I want to convey in it the moods of spring, joy, and youth.” Join us for an unforgettable evening of purely symphonic music!

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