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Thomas Søndergård I © Greg Helgeson

A New Year’s Celebration with Søndergård, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Sun Dec 31, 2023 — Mon Jan 1, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Step, dance, soar into 2024 with Thomas Søndergård and the Minnesota Orchestra along with the brilliant pianist Sir Stephen Hough as our featured guest. Experience the intimacy of a snowy evening through Sergei Prokofiev’s Winter Bonfire, the fireworks of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s famous Paganini Rhapsody and the joy of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Be part of this sparkling event to welcome the New Year.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Music Director Thomas Søndergård has created this Suite from The Nutcracker based on some of his own favorite moments from Tchaikovsky’s original ballet.
  2. First performing with the Orchestra in 1996, Stephen Hough is one of the Minnesota Orchestra’s most frequent collaborators, having recorded and toured with the ensemble many times, including a memorable Carnegie Hall performance in 2011.
  3. After the December 31 concert, help us count down to midnight! Enjoy vintage jazz from Belle Amour and a complimentary Champagne toast.

Date & Time





    Selections from Winter Bonfire


    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


    Suite from The Nutcracker


Minnesota Orchestra

Thomas Søndergård


Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs

Sir Stephen Hough


Listen Ahead

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.