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Christian Tetzlaff | © Giorgia Bertazzi

Tetzlaff Plays Brahms Violin Concerto

Thu May 30 — Sat Jun 1, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

A trio of German musical stars arrives at Orchestra Hall when violinist Christian Tetzlaff returns to play the music of Johannes Brahms under the baton of conductor David Afkham. Brahms’ fiendishly difficult Violin Concerto sways between moments of peaceful serenity and dark, stormy scenes, standing boldly as the opening to this kaleidoscopic concert, which also features colorful works by Dutilleux and Bartók.

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A Few Things to Know

  1. In addition to giving more than 100 solo performances annually, Christian Tetzlaff founded a string quartet along with his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, which takes a performance tour every year.
  2. David Afkham, who studied violin and piano from the age of six, also comes from a musical family. His brother Micha Afkham is currently a violist in the Berlin Philharmonic.
  3. Métaboles is the musical result of Henri Dutilleux’s exploration of metamorphosis, playing with the idea of dramatic transformation caused by slow and gradual changes.

Date & Time





    Violin Concerto


    Cinq Métaboles


    Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Minnesota Orchestra

David Afkham


Christian Tetzlaff


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Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.



The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.