Arts in the Park Concert 2021

BSO musicians in colorful shirts look out at a crowd sitting on a grass lawn.
BSO performs at Summer Fete in 2018

August 5, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Normandale Lake Bandshell | 5901 West 84th Street | Bloomington

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce its first concert performance since February 2020. We will be performing with beautiful Normandale Lake as our backdrop at the City of Bloomington’s Arts in the Park concert series.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy an evening of beautiful music that will delight and inspire you. A food truck from Muddy Tiger and a beer truck from Northstar Tavern will be onsite starting at 6:30 p.m. You can also bring your own picnic to enjoy.


The Concert Program

Manny Laureano, Music Director & Conductor

Featuring Vladimir Tsiper, Violin

Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Academic Festival Overture –Johannes Brahms

Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato from

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 – Henri Wieniawski

Vladimir Tsiper, Violin

Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar

Galop from The Comedians – Dmitry Kabalevsky

Married Life from UpMichael Giacchino

Orpheus in the Underworld Overture – Jacques Offenbach


The Soloist

A teenage boy with a closed mouth smile in a tan colored sweater against a black backdrop

Vladimir Tsiper is a 14-year-old violinist from Eagan, Minnesota and a ninth grader at the Breck School. He has been a student of Lucinda Marvin since the first grade and has also been studying with Yulia Ziskel of the New York Philharmonic for the last year and a half. Vladimir also studies composition with Sarah Miller. He is a member of the Spiritoso Quartet.

Vladimir has won many prizes and awards, including Thursday Musical, the Mary West Solo Competition, the Golden Valley Concerto Competition, and the MacPhail Concerto/Aria Competition.  This year, Vladimir became a YPSCA competition finalist. Vladimir is also a four-time winner of the MMTA (Minnesota Music Teacher Association) Piano Contest — and took second prize at the MMTA Composition Contest this year.

Aside from music, Vladimir enjoys downhill skiing, climbing, and theater. He likes traveling, especially getting to visit the tallest buildings in the world.


The Venue


The Funders

Color logo for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with color logo for the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund
Two color logo of the City of Bloomington, Minnesota
The City of Bloomington supports the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra through funding from the Cultural Arts Support grant
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