The Star Tribune reports: The Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, in its second year under artistic director Andrew Litton, will feature some new forms and formats. Appearing this year, Litton said, are a bunch of “old friends,” among them pianists Andre Watts and Christopher O’Riley. The festival’s 25th edition will start with another 24-hour “Day of Music” at Orchestra Hall on July 9.
One of Litton’s unconventional programming plans is a late-night event — 11 p.m. on July 16 — during which O’Riley will play his transcriptions of works by the rock band Radiohead, selections from a widely discussed CD that he released last year. Earlier that evening, in the regular concert, O’Riley will join the orchestra in a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.