Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet” Kicks Off New Collaboration

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center & Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Announce Concert Series

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Masonic–On October 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
will welcome the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Sergei
Prokofiev’s famous score from Romeo and Juliet. Artistic Director
Yuri Ivan will conduct. The concert is the first in a series developed
by the orchestra and the new Heritage Center. The series will include
concerts throughout 2017.

Composed in 1935 for the Leningrad Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Romeo
and Juliet
actually premiered in Czechoslovakia in 1938. Its first
staging in Russia with the Kirov Ballet took place in 1940. The music is
carefully crafted and expertly conveys all the dark moods and high
passions found in the classic tale of star-crossed lovers and their
warring families.

Tentative future dates and Heritage Center Sunday performances include:

  • February 12, 2017: Winner’s Showcase, featuring soloists honored
    through Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s 19th Annual Masters’
    Concerto and Aria Contest.
  • March 26, 2017: César Franck’s Symphony in D minor, and Edvard Grieg’s
    Piano Concerto in A minor.
  • May 21, 2017: Pines of Rome, a four-movement piece for
    orchestra by Ottorino Respighi that pays tribute to the composer’s
    home country.

Order tickets for the October 30th concert, or any future
events at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, at www.masonicheritagecenter.org.
Simply click on the green Events & Ticketing button.

About Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Located on the
beautiful, 80-acre grounds of the historic Minnesota Masonic Home, the
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center is a full-service venue open to all —
an elegant tribute to the concepts and contributions of Freemasonry. The
50,000 square foot Center is administered by Minnesota Masonic Charities
and offers a state-of-the-art Masonic museum and library, auditorium
with jewel-box theatre, Masonic Lodge Room, meeting/dining spaces, and
other state-of-the-art amenities.

About Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Kenwood Symphony
Orchestra (KSO), performing since 1972, is a community orchestra
committed to high-quality musicianship, challenging and diverse
programming, and performances that emphasize community collaboration and
outreach. KSO strives to select repertoire that is musically accessible,
informative, and interesting to both audiences and performers. The goal
of every KSO concert season is to enrich the community.

Contacts

Minnesota Masonic Charities
Diane Riggs, 952-948-6508
diane.riggs@mnmasonic.org