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Fabien Gabel I © Stéphane Bourgeois

Gabel, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky

Thu Nov 16 — Sat Nov 18, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Fabien Gabel returns to Orchestra Hall to lead an evocative, water-themed program. The concert features the picturesque Enchanted Lake that conjures gentle waters under a starry sky; the strife and adventure of wartime at sea in Korngold’s suite from the 1940 film The Sea Hawk, and a classic Shakespearean love story set on a beautiful island surrounded by seascape, Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest, Fantasy-Overture. Plus, pianist Bertrand Chamayou—one of today’s leading interpreters of French music—performs Camille Saint-Saëns’ glittering and dramatic Fifth Piano Concerto.

A Few Things to Know

  • In 2019 Bertrand Chamayou won the Gramophone Award for Recording of the Year for his album which included Saint-Saëns’ Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 and Piano Trio No. 2.
  • Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold moved to the United States in 1934 to write music for Hollywood films. In total, he composed 16 film scores, two of which received Academy Awards.
  • A regular Minnesota Orchestra guest, conductor Fabien Gabel is also the newly appointed music director designate of the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Austria.

Date & Time





    The Enchanted Lake


    Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian


    The Sea Hawk Suite


    The Tempest, Fantasy-Overture


Minnesota Orchestra

Fabien Gabel


Bertrand Chamayou


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Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.