Homeschool Workshops Signup

We offer a homeschool workshop at Orchestra Hall several weeks prior to most Young People’s Concerts. Material and activities are presented by a licensed teacher and include a mix of information about the hall, what to expect on the field trip, and what to listen for during the concert. Workshops are participatory, interactive and free of charge for registered concert attendees. Sign up to participate in the workshop here!

2017-18 Homeschool Workshop Signup

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St. Paul Public Schools Ticket and Transportation Order Form

The Minnesota Orchestra will provide free tickets and transportation to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall for students in the St. Paul School District during the 2017-18 school year!

Please complete this form by Friday, May 19, 2017. You will receive confirmation of your assigned concert date and time in early May. Your ticket will arrive via email approximately two weeks before the concert.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets or the concerts, please email youngpeoples[at]mnorch.org.

High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Recommended for grades 6-12

Secondary students, including those who are enrolled in advanced music theory or music history courses, will not want to miss this new, specially designed program. It features a rare glimpse of the Orchestra’s behind-the-scenes efforts, its working rehearsals--as well as the polished performances that are the result. We see both approaches first with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and then, after a break, with Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Wrapping up this special program will be a 30-minute “dig deeper” session in which students ask questions of and initiate discussions with the musicians themselves. Students are invited to bring scores and follow along as the Orchestra plays!

Schedule for High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion
10:00-10:40 Bach Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-11:35 Kodaly Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
11:35-12pm Q&A

Stories in Music

March 7, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am
March 8, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them. Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty. Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.


St. Paul Public Schools: Free tickets to Orchestra Hall

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Feb 6, 2018 at 10am
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Mar 7, 2018 at 10am
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General Information

Curriculum Materials

Find printable curriculum materials on the curriculum page or at the bottom of each concert description page.

In-school Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops are free of charge and available for schools or districts bringing large numbers of students, and are scheduled at times and locations convenient to you. Contact Jim Bartsch at 612.371.5650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accessibility Information

When ordering your tickets, please let us know if you have any students, teachers or volunteers that have special needs or require accessible seating, and we'll be happy to accommodate. More information about Orchestra Hall accessibility.

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Chris Johnson, Manager of Group Sales and VIP Services 612.371.5671 

Minneapolis 4th Grade Ticket and Transportation Order Form

The Minnesota Orchestra will provide free tickets and transportation to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall for all 4th graders in the Minneapolis School District during the 2017-18 school year!

Please complete this form by Friday, May 5, 2017. You will receive confirmation of your assigned concert date and time in early May. Your ticket will arrive via email approximately two weeks before the concert.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets or the concerts, please email youngpeoples[at]mnorch.org.

Stories in Music

March 7, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am
March 8, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them. Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty. Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.


Minneapolis Public Schools: Free tickets to Orchestra Hall

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This person will receive all information from the Minnesota Orchestra including the ticket for the concert. (This could be the music specialist or one of the classroom teachers. Please select only one contact person per school.)

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Please select someone from your school who will be in your building for the 2017-18 school year, and who will be knowledgeable about this field trip. This person will receive a copy of your order confirmation.

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*The Minnesota Orchestra will include two additional tickets per classroom for chaperones/teachers.

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We understand the concert dates are far into the future, so please give us your best prediction of availability. If you find that you are unable to attend your specific date next year, we will do our best to rearrange your concert date and time based on ticket availability.
Mar 7, 2018 at 10am
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Mar 7, 2018 at 1135am
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Mar 8, 2018 at 10am
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Curriculum

2017-18 Season

High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion

Olympic Inspiration

Stories in Music

The Color of Music

2016-17 Season

Discovering Great Melodies

Watch the Orchestra Grow

Roderick Cox

Roderick Cox

Peter and the Wolf

2015-16 Season

Music Noise and Silence
American Soundscapes
I Spy A Folk Song
The Color of Music
Swingin' Nutcracker
The Color of Music

Curriculum Archive

2014-15 Season

Symphony Spooktacular

Symphony Spooktacular

OCT 28–30, 2014
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Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors

DEC 3-5, 2014
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Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull

JAN 13-14, 2015
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The Composer is Dead

The Composer is Dead

MAR 3-5, 2015
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The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Okee Dokee Brothers

APR 15-16, 2015
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2014 Season

Rite of Spring

Supersonic Sounds

FEB 26 & 27, 2014
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Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

APR 22, 23, & 28, 2014
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Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

MAY 21 & 22, 2014
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2011-12 Season

The Tin Forest

The Tin Forest

NOV 9 & 10, 2011
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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

NOV 30 – DEC 2, 2011
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World Music

World Music

JAN 25 & 26, 2012
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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

FEB 1 & 2, 2012
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Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

FEB 28 – MAR 1, 2012
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At The Ballet

At The Ballet

MAR 28 & 29, 2012
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