Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis - 62 years!




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Welcome to the Sixty-Second Season of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis!
The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis celebrates its 62nd Season by playing orchestral favorites as well as the new and unusual. The upcoming season features Jill Dawe in Bartok's beautiful and thrilling Piano Concerto no. 3, and Brahms' Symphony No. 3, which I conducted in my very first concert with the orchestra. The December 8th concert will feature seasonal favorites with our long-time collaborator, the Normandale Choir. We will also be playing what is surely to become an audience favorite - Arturo Marquez's Latin-inspired Danzon #2. The February concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Stephen Paulus' Seven Short Pieces for Orchestra, commissioned by the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. We also will explore the marvelous Copland style mid-20th century work by Randall Thompson - his Symphony no. 2. We dedicate our March concert to the children of our community when I will once again have the pleasure of leading a caravan of youngsters on a Safari through the orchestra. We conclude the season in May with Janacek's powerful and magnificent Sinfonietta. Come celebrate with us as we embark on 62 years of playing orchestral music.

Cary John Franklin, Music Director

FullOrchestra Summer Concert Christmas with Civic Orchestra from the Inside Summer Concert Cary John Franklin Summer Concert Mother's Day Concert Lake Harriet Cello Timpani Violins Violins Tuba Cello




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Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
PO Box 50604, Minneapolis MN 55405-0604