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
  • Sean Newhouse, conductor
  • Jake Endres, narrator

SCHUBERT
Allegro moderato, from Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

STOOKEY
The Composer is Dead

STRAVINSKY
Circus Polka

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.

The Composer is Dead is 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.

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Roderick Cox, conductor

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.

Complete event details »