On Saturday, June 1, Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks and Orchestra violist Sam Bergman lead a Minnesota Orchestra “Inside the Classics” concert highlighting the work of LGBTQ musicians and composers. The performance, titled Love That Dare Not Speak, features music and stories that celebrate the talent and legacy of composers who ignored convention, resisted censorship and made a lasting impact on classical music. The program features music by nearly a dozen composers including Samuel Barber, Francis Poulenc, Jennifer Higdon and Leonard Bernstein, among others, with a special performance by jazz vocalist Debbie Duncan and pianist Mary Louise Knutson.
Inside the Classics is a Minnesota Orchestra concert series that explores great musical works through performances and conversation. The programs for this series are designed and hosted by Orchestra violist Sam Bergman and Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks. Each Inside the Classics concert also features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance. Beginning next season, the Inside the Classics series will be succeeded by the “Sam and Sarah” series, which will continue to offer compelling programming featuring Bergman, Hicks and the Orchestra.
This Minnesota Orchestra concert is performed at the ensemble’s home venue in downtown Minneapolis, Orchestra Hall, on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $20 to $50. More information is available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.