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Kirill Gerstein | © Marco Borggreve

Søndergård, Gerstein and Rachmaninoff

Thu May 2 — Fri May 3, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Metal, wood, water, fire and earth comprise the five universal materials that serve as the inspiration for Qigang Chen’s The Five Elements. And in Also sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss immerses us into an exploration of nature, evolution and humanity, setting up a powerful concert full of discovery (plus, of course, that iconic theme used in 2001: A Space Odyssey!). At the program’s center, pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to the keys for another spectacular Rachmaninoff piano concerto experience.

Get the best seats and savings (up to 15%) when you purchase this concert as part of a ticket package. Individual tickets on sale August 4.

Date & Time




  • CHEN

    The Five Elements


    Piano Concerto No. 1


    Also sprach Zarathustra


Minnesota Orchestra

Thomas Søndergård


Kirill Gerstein


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