Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Family Concerts

You’re Invited! 

The Minnesota Orchestra's family concerts encourage children and families to come explore the magical world of music at Orchestra Hall. All tickets to these concerts are just $12. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission.

2015-16 Family Concerts

  • Minnesota Dance Theatre

Ever hear of the Peanut Brittle Brigade, the Toot Toot Tootie Toot or the Arabesque Cookie? It’s all a part of the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn version of The Nutcracker Suite.

The Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Dance Theatre will perform movements from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite interspersed with movements from the Ellington-Strayhorn version. Join us for a unique blend of jazz and classical genres—and experience this beloved holiday classic like you’ve never seen it before!

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Magic Circle Mime returns for a classical matinee performance designed especially for families!

Three meddlesome characters—Music, Noise and Silence—invade Orchestra Hall. The concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the Orchestra. Only with the help of the audience, and Music, will the conductor be able to bring harmony back to the Orchestra. Musical selections include excerpts from Strauss’ Blue Danube, Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, Bach’s Fugue in G minor, Ives’ Country Band March and more.

One-hour concert. No intermission.

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