Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra to perform at local church in March

Symphonic Family Affairs, a Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MSO) concert featuring conductor William Schrickel, Jonathan Magness on violin and Russian composer Polina Nazaykinskaya will be held Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave.

Nazaykinskaya will premiere her Violin Concerto in a performance featuring Magness, associate principal second violin of the Minnesota Orchestra. MSO wind and brass players will step into the spotlight with music of Richard Strauss and Gabrieli, and the orchestra’s percussion section will tear it up in a rousing work by banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck. Schrickel and the MSO string players will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth with a rare performance of the Englishman’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.

The concert is free, though donations are requested.

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