Aaron Hirsch will be conducting the Young Musicians of Minnesota in a free concert at the MacPhail Center for Music’s Antonello Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The performance will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday Dec. 21, and will feature Jean Sibelius’ timeless Finlandia and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s exuberant First Symphony.
The Young Musicians of Minnesota is a volunteer orchestra of musicians from high schools through college alumni dedicated to voicing support for the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, who have been locked out with no pay or benefits for over a year.
Aaron has been leading the orchestra since its creation in the summer of 2013, which he also assisted in. Some of the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will also be sitting in and playing with the young people in this orchestra.
Aaron Hirsch is a Sleepy Eye native and 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance. In the fall of 2012, Aaron traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied organ and conducting for a semester at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.
Hirsch is currently the organist and choir director at the Cathedral in New Ulm, and also serves as a conducting intern with the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, based in St. Paul. Aaron hopes to begin studies for a Masters degree in orchestral conducting in the fall of 2014.