Twin Cities summer offerings: Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia, Minneapolis Pops, more

Posted on: July 1, 2022

“Get outside or get out of town. Both are fine options for Twin Cities classical music lovers,” writes Rob Hubbard in Thursday’s (6/30) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “Or, if a nice air-conditioned concert sounds more like your cup of iced tea, consider catching some of what the Minnesota Orchestra is presenting at Orchestra Hall…. This summer … each weekend July 15-31, one of [Beethoven’s] symphonies and a piano work, courtesy of ‘creative partner’ Jon Kimura Parker, will be presented…. ‘Immortal Beethoven,’ an original theatrical work about the composer [will be presented] July 30… Minnesota Beethoven Festival … in Winona always boasts an impressive roster of international classical musicians…. Highlights include concerts by the Merz Trio … the Ariel Quartet … [and guitarist] Pablo Sáinz Villegas…. Musicians from many of America’s major orchestras and opera companies converge upon the Brainerd Lakes area for this annual four-week Lakes Area Music Festival… Next week, the Minnesota Orchestra will present four free outdoor concerts… The Minnesota Sinfonia is presenting seven free outdoor concerts during July [at] Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul [and] Lake Harriet Band Shell, Mpls…. Speaking of the Lake Harriet Band Shell, that’s where the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra will perform concerts each Saturday and Sunday in July.”