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Young People's Concerts

Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts are for schools, homeschools and families looking for an outstanding arts experience that is both educational and engaging. Each Young People’s Concert focuses on a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme, that is supported by free online preparation materials and multi-disciplinary performance elements. All orders must have at least one child (ages 1 to 17) and at least one accompanying adult.

2015-16 Young People's Concerts

Recommended for grades 6-12
In this exciting new offering specifically designed for middle and high school students, violist Sam Bergman hosts a concert that reveals how the “American sound” became what it is today—the way Native American elements were used, and how deeply Afro-American culture influenced rhythm, harmony and more.

Taking center stage is Gershwin’s jazzy, brilliantly evocative American in Paris, while additional repertoire highlights include works of Copland and William Grant Still—notably his Afro-American Symphony, where we’ll recognize the “12-bar blues” chord progression that makes up the bass line in early rock ’n’ roll.

A homeschool workshop is available for this performance on Feb 15, 2016 10am. Register today »

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Magic Circle Mime Company

Recommended for all grade levels
Magic Circle Mime returns to Orchestra Hall! We all know that Music reigns at Orchestra Hall… but what happens when three meddlesome characters—Music, Noise and Silence—barge in and cause a ruckus?

Only with the help of the audience, and Music, will the conductor be able to bring harmony back to the Orchestra. Music performed will include excerpts from Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, Bach’s Fugue in G minor, Ives’ Country Band March and more.

A homeschool workshop is available for this performance on Mar 28, 2016 10am. Register today »

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Homeschool Families: We offer complimentary preconcert workshops to help prepare your family for the Young People’s Concert. Register today »

Schools: Our education staff offers complimentary student workshops to help prepare your students for the Young People’s Concert. Workshops are typically 30 minutes long and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Instrument demonstrations are available to students and families registered for a Young People’s Concert. Demonstrations are typically 30 minutes long and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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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.