Celebrating the Americas!

When and Where

February 25, 2024 3:00 pm

Gideon Ives Auditorium

For the last few years, the BSO has committed to celebrating American composers as much as we can. In this concert we expand that to include the music of North America and Mexican composer Arturo Marquéz with our premiere performance of the seductive and rhythmic Danzon No. 2. We’re also pleased to bring back pianist Clare Longendyke to play George Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue. The BSO will wrap up this concert with the influential and stunning Symphony No. 2 by Howard Hanson also known as “The Romantic.” In this 1930 work you will hear music that later influenced composer John Williams.


Arturo Márquez – Danzón No. 2

George Gershwin, Ed. Ferde Grofé – Rhapsody in Blue

Clare Longendyke, piano

Howard Hanson – Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, “Romantic”

Ticket information

In advance: $17 adults, $14 seniors (62+)

At the door: $19 adults, $16 seniors (62+)

Premium: $25 per ticket; limited availability

Students are always free with ID

Masonic Heritage Center Box Office

Phone: (952) 948-6506 or (800) 514-ETIX

In person: Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437

Clare Longendyke

Manny Laureano