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Sunday, February 23: Must-See Concert Event

Happy 90th,
Maestro Stan!

A Concert to Celebrate
Stanisław Skrowaczewski

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 4pm* 

Orchestra Hall - Minneapolis, MN

With special guests:

Maestro Stanisław Skrowaczewski, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cellist
Joe Dowling, narrator
Gunther Schuller, composer-conductor
Full String Orchestra with Musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Featuring world-premiere compositions written for this extraordinary occasion by John Harbison, Paul Schoenfield, Gunther Schuller, Steven Stucky and the Maestro himself, as well as other works by Bruckner, Skrowaczewski and Bach. 

News Release - January 9, 2014

Program Highlights

  • Skrowaczewski’s own arrangement of Bruckner’s Adagio from String Quintet in F major, and his Fantasie per Sei and Symphony for Strings
  • World premiere of the Maestro's newest composition for cellist Lynn Harrell and chamber ensemble
  • Gunther Schuller will conduct the premiere of his new work, "Encomium" for winds, strings, piano and vibraphone
  • “Happy Birthday” for String Quartet, composed by Karel Husa
  • Former Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis will serve as concertmaster for the string orchestra
Mr. Skrowaczewski’s own great prowess as a composer has given him a special insight into the music of his colleagues. His dual artistic nature calls to mind the great composer and conductor Gustav Mahler.
— Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb
At age 90, Maestro Skrowaczewski is the only such conductor-composer of his generation still active internationally in both fields. He is a unique musical treasure who has contributed internationally to classical music for nearly 70 years.
— Frederick Harris, Jr., author of Skrowaczewski’s biography Seeking the Infinite

The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota proudly presents this celebration concert with media partner Classical Minnesota Public Radio, including KSJN 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities.