October 3, 2021 :: Celebrations!

The Program

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80  – Johannes Brahms

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11 – Richard Strauss

Rebecca Jyrkas, soloist

Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 22, D minor – Henri Wieniawski

Vladimir Tsiper, soloist

Firebird Suite (1919 version) – Igor Stravinsky

A smiling woman, wearing all black, holds a brass French horn
Rebecca Jyrkas, horn
A smiling young man in a tan zip up sweater smiles at the camera.
Vladimir Tsiper, violin

It’s time for us to all use music in the way we need most, so… Let’s celebrate the return of the BSO to the stage where it awaits its audience. Let’s celebrate our young people returning to school with Brahms’ famous Academic Festival Overture. Let’s fête BSO principal horn Rebecca Jyrkas as she steps to the front of the stage to play the music of Richard Strauss. After the intermission, we’ll feature a young violinist, Vladimir Tsiper, performing the final movement of one of the violin’s most beloved concertos. Finally, we’ll encounter a mystery, a sweet lullaby, the magic of the Firebird, and a wedding scene that tops them all with music by Stravinsky. Let’s celebrate!

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.

Masonic Heritage Center

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

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

Online: Purchase here

Concert Health & Safety

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.


In advance:

  • $15 for adults
  • $12 for seniors (62+)

At the door:

  • $17 for adults
  • $14 for seniors (62+)

Thanks to generous donors, student tickets are free with a valid ID.

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