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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.

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Karin Wolverton, soprano
  • Brad Benoit, tenor
  • Jeffrey Madison, baritone
  • James Sewell Ballet, dance company
  • Minnesota Chorale

MENOTTI
Amahl and the Night Visitors

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.

On their way to Bethlehem, the Three Wise Men find another mother and child in great need. In this brief, wondrous opera, mother and child receive the miracles they need most: hope, love, faith and forgiveness.

 

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Fedor Asimov, cello
  • Teatro del Pueblo

MOZART
Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, Allegretto (III) and Molto allegro (IV)

BIZET
Carmen Suite No. 1

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 Bizet’s lively Carmen suite as well as Mozart’s famous Jupiter symphony.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.