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. Children’s tickets to these performances are FREE and adult prices are just $15. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission. Please note: there is a limit of two free children's tickets for each paid adult.

Buy these concerts as part of a Create Your Own subscription package and save 15%!

MOZART
Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"

MENDELSSOHN
Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Excerpt)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6, IV Movement "The Thunderstorm"

RAVEL
"Five O'Clock Foxtrot" from L'Enfant et les Sortileges

FISH
Ferdinand the Bull

Minnesota Orchestra Family concerts encourage children and families to come explore the magical world of music at Orchestra Hall. Children’s tickets to this performance are FREE and adult prices are just $15. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission. Please note: there is a limit of two free children's tickets for each paid adult.

Here’s both drama and music—as The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life by Teatro del Pueblo. This beloved children’s book by Munro Leaf tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. Also on the program: the Orchestra will perform selections from Mozart’s famous "The Marriage of Figaro" as well as Ravel's "Five O'Clock Foxtrot."

How to get your tickets: after clicking the "BUY" button, select all of your desired seats using Adult and Child ticket types. When you proceed to the shopping cart, you will see the free child tickets reflected there. Limit of two free children’s tickets for each paid adult.

You’re invited! Come early for pre-concert activities in the lobby

Thanks to Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, each concert features pre-show educational and interactive experiences throughout the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Illustration from The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson, © 1936 by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, renewed © 1964 by Munro Leaf and John W. Boyd. Used by permission of Viking Children's Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

  • Minnesota Orchestra

STOOKEY
The Composer is Dead
additional program to be announced

The Minnesota Orchestra’s family concerts encourage children and families to come explore the magical world of music at Orchestra Hall. Children’s tickets to this performance are FREE and adult prices are just $15. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission. Please note: there is a limit of two free children's tickets for each paid adult.

A musical “Who Done It” adventure with narration written by popular children's author Lemony Snicket and music by Nathaniel Stookey. Learn about the orchestra's instruments while unraveling the mystery surrounding the composer’s untimely death.

How to get your tickets: after clicking the "BUY" button, select all of your desired seats using Adult and Child ticket types. When you proceed to the shopping cart, you will see the free child tickets reflected there. Limit of two free children’s tickets for each paid adult.

You’re invited! Come early for pre-concert activities in the lobby

Thanks to Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, each concert features pre-show educational and interactive experiences throughout the Orchestra Hall lobby.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Minnesota Orchestra’s family concerts encourage children and families to come explore the magical world of music at Orchestra Hall. Children’s tickets to this performance are FREE and adult prices are just $15. All concerts feature the Minnesota Orchestra and are approximately one hour with no intermission. Please note: there is a limit of two free children's tickets for each paid adult.

These world-premiere concerts feature newly-orchestrated versions of music from the Grammy Award-winning recording Can You Canoe? and latest release Through the Woods.

As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander were always exploring the outdoors. Whether rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Justin and Joe were born adventurers. Now, as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana folk music.

How to get your tickets: after clicking the "BUY" button, select all of your desired seats using Adult and Child ticket types. When you proceed to the shopping cart, you will see the free child tickets reflected there. Limit of two free children’s tickets for each paid adult.

You’re invited! Come early for pre-concert activities in the lobby

Thanks to Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, each concert features pre-show educational and interactive experiences throughout the Orchestra Hall lobby.