Education and Outreach
inspiring our youngest audiences:
Young People’s Concerts
School-age children’s concerts also include free curriculum for educators.
Subsidized or free tickets to Young People’s concerts for local students.
Four- and five-year-olds meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians and their music.
engaging young musicians:
Hands-on, onstage experiences for middle school - college-age students.
Young People's Symphony Concert Association supports the Young People's Concerts and produces the annual School Music Auditions and more. Help ensure the availability of these opportunities. Click here to learn more about YPSCA and become a member!
Discount Tickets and Ticket Packages
Discount ticket packages for students and their families.
lifelong learning opportunities:
Music Up Close
Free pre- and post-concert discussions led by musicians, composers and music director Osmo Vänskä.
National award-winning program to premiere works by new composers.
Young patrons group of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Two-day immersive experience for adult amateur musicians.
broadening our reach:
Symphony for the Cities
Free outdoor concerts around the Twin Cities Metro area every summer.
Partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota communities.
Weekly live broadcasts on Minnesota Public Radio and other stations.
Ticket Donation Program
Free tickets for non-profit organizations to use as part of fundraising efforts.