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Audra McDonald Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, July 13


Six-time Tony Award-winning soprano Audra McDonald sings one-night-only concert with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tony-winning soprano Audra McDonald performs a concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday, July 13, under the direction of Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn. The concert features selections from Broadway musicals such as Company, My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls, plus additional favorites by Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Frank Loesser and more. After her September 2015 concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Star Tribune called her performances “stunning,” and noted that “versatile Audra McDonald’s star power lights up Orchestra Hall.”

This concert is performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $55 to $130. More information is available at and by phone at 612-371-5656.  For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.

Audra McDonald, soprano
Audra McDonald, winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, as well as two Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, received a 2015 National Medal of Arts and was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people that year. Her Tony-winning performances came in productions of Carousel, Master ClassRagtime, A Raisin in the SunThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. On television, she is known for roles in ABC’s Private Practice and NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, and she won an Emmy as the official host of PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. She recently joined the cast of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight for its second season, and released a new solo album, Sing Happy, recorded live with the New York Philharmonic for Decca Gold. More:

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Andy Einhorn is currently the music supervisor and musical director for the Broadway productions of Carousel and Hello Dolly! His previous Broadway credits include productions of Holiday Inn, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Evita, Brief Encounter, The Light in the Piazza and Sondheim on Sondheim. Since 2011 he has served as music director and pianist for Audra McDonald. More:

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, July 13, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Audra McDonald, soprano
Andy Einhorn, conductor 

Tickets: $55 to $130

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Enjoy a variety of FREE extras, including performances, exhibits, activities, food vendors and more, curated with community partners and inspired by our Music for Mandela initiatives.


Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change. 

Funding for the Music for Mandela project is provided in part by a consortium of corporations based in Minnesota that includes Ecolab, TCF Financial Corporation, Medtronic Foundation, Land O’Lakes, 3M, U.S. Bank, Thor Construction, Target and Pentair. 

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2017-18 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
Fax: 612.371.7170

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