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It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us in celebrating the ninth season of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival!

We take great care in creating a schedule that will appeal to music lovers of all kinds, and the 2015 concert lineup balances a mix of solo, chamber, and orchestral music featuring both new and […]

Garrick Ohlsson Headlines 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival

Season also features Dawn Upshaw, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Winona next summer to open the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival, which runs from June 28 through July 19. Other featured […]

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Since 2007, the Minnesota Beethoven Festival has celebrated the music and legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven, in an unequaled environment of performance, discovery, and community, nestled in the quaint bluffs of southeast Minnesota.

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Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Sunday, June 28, 3:00 p.m.

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson […]

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Takács Quartet

Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth, and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.

The Takács became the first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall […]

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Minnesota Orchestra, free outdoor pops concert

Thursday, July 2, 8:00 p.m.

The Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, has long ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programs; and a visionary commitment to building the […]

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Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

In June 2013 Vadym Kholodenko became the recipient of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then it has been a busy and exciting time for the young pianist with extensive touring throughout Europe, Asia […]

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Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Thursday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Joining a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music, Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach […]

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Dale Warland and Festival Chorale

Saturday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 3:00 p.m.

The distinguished career of choral composer and conductor Dale Warland spans more than six decades and has made a profound contribution to the music of our time. Founder and music director of the The Dale Warland Singers, Warland developed an ensemble known […]

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Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.

After thirty-eight years of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph […]

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Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. Hailed as “an extraordinary virtuosa” and “sheer luminescence at the harp,” she has performed around the globe as a concerto […]

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.

A standard-bearer of innovation and artistic excellence, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. Orpheus was founded in 1972 by Julian Fifer and a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble to the […]

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