November 21, 2021 :: The Storyteller and the Poet

Concert Health & Safety Protocols

Please visit our Concert Health and Safety page to learn more about the masking policy and vaccination / proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test policy announced as of 9/22/2021.


The Program

Negro Folk Symphony – William Dawson

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Michael Sutton, violin

A man wearing white tie and tails holds a violin in both hands, and leans against a railing.
Michael Sutton, Violin & Conductor photo by Joel Larson

The BSO is proud to present the music of two composers for this concert, each with a language that speaks to our hearts and imagination. William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony is a re-discovered American gem that paints portraits through his impeccable orchestration and melodies supported by perfect harmonies. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin in D Major is a model of presumed simplicity and musical economy that manifests as poetry, line by line. Welcome back BSO concertmaster Michael Sutton as he offers his take on this time-tested masterpiece.


Performance Disclaimer

The BSO’s performances are subject to change based on the public health situation at the time of rehearsals and performances. We will make decisions to gather for rehearsals and performances based on the best interest of the safety of our musicians and audienceChanges to our performance schedule will be announced on our website and Facebook page.

Venue and Ticket Information

Gideon Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington

RESERVED TICKETS may be purchased at the door, subject to availability; advance purchase is recommended.

Minnesota 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

Online: Purchase here

Advance Tickets: Adult $15; Seniors (62+) $12; Students free with ID

At the Door: Adult $17; Seniors (62+) $14; Students free with ID

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