Skrowaczewski/'Seeking the Infinite'
Thursday-Saturday: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, beloved conductor laureate of the Minnesota Orchestra, turned 92 this month, and celebrates with a program featuring Schumann's beautiful, still-underrated Cello Concerto, and Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, a Skrowaczewski specialty. The orchestra's principal cellist, Anthony Ross, is soloist in the Schumann, and his bold, romantic style of playing is well matched to the concerto's passionate intensity. Two free screenings of "Seeking the Infinite," a new half-hour film exploring Skrowaczewski's life as a composer, conductor and family man, precede each of the three concerts, offering further enticement. (11 a.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. $25-$96. 612-371-5656 or minnesotaorchestra.org)