Minot Symphony Orchestra Grand finale April 24
The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present its 95th season finale live on Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in Old Main.
Tickets for the performance must be purchased in advance and are available at www.minotsymphony.com. Masks will be required for musicians and for people in attendance. The performance will also be livestreamed.
A pre-concert talk providing an overview of the works being performed will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, at 4:30 p.m. The talk will be shared to the Minot Symphony Orchestra Facebook and YouTube pages. Ticketholders will receive an email with the Zoom link to join in the conversation. The pre-concert talk will be hosted by Tim Baumann, oboist and co-camp director of the International Music Camp.
“I’m so happy that we have been able to continue making music together throughout the pandemic, one of the few orchestras in the country. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, patrons, MSU clear guidelines, and the willingness of our musicians to continue playing, we’ve been able to perform. I’m looking forward to the fall when we hopefully will be able to open the hall to its full capacity,” said Maestro Efrain Amaya. “I’m very excited to present Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, also known as the ‘Little G Minor Symphony’ for the season finale. Some patrons might recognize it since the first movement was used in the opening scene in the movie ‘Amadeus.’ We’re also performing two other crowd-pleasers, Grieg’s beloved Holberg Suite and the full of fun Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok.”
The Minot Symphony Orchestra is a blend of student, community, and professional musicians from the Minot area. The symphony is directed by Amaya, assistant professor of music at Minot State University.