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Inspire young minds with the wonder of the orchestra! Plan your next musical field trip (Grades 1-6)!

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Since 1911, Young People’s Concerts have been at the heart of the Minnesota Orchestra’s efforts to engage and inspire young audiences. Young People’s Concerts are specifically curated for children in first through sixth grade and focus on musical literacy, composers, music history and themes. Each program includes free online preparation and curriculum materials. This year your students will have the chance to go all over the world—and galaxy—in their imaginations while experiencing music that will bring out all of their curiosities! See individual programs for age recommendations.

Questions? Read our FAQ | Bus Subsidies 

I have been bringing students to your Young People's concerts for many years and love the educational aspect, as well as exposing my students to live classical music played by world-class musicians!”

Educator attendee
Groups of students walking into Orchestra Hall with buses along the street

Bus Subsidies

Does your school need financial assistance for an upcoming trip to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall? We have a bus transportation subsidy program available thanks to generous community donors.

Request subsidy
Student watching orchestra perform from a balcony

Learning Resources

Enhance music learning with free virtual Young People's Concert Experiences on-demand and curricula designed to prepare students for concert field trips to Orchestra Hall.

Musician teaching child how to play violin

Instrument Guide

Discover the instruments that make up the orchestra in our online tool. Videos, photos, interviews and demonstrations bring it all to life!

See instruments

Frequently Asked Questions

All concerts are $6.25. ​You may receive one complimentary ticket for every 24 purchased (every 25th ticket free) and all other chaperone tickets are the regular ticket price. There is a minimum order of two tickets. We require at least one adult and at least one child for every order.

We will email tickets 2 weeks before the concert indicating parking instructions and final seat location. 

Seating is "General Admission". We assign your group to a specific section of Orchestra Hall and within that section, you are seated from front to back according to when you arrive. Seat locations are not final until 2 weeks before the concert. 

Yes! We have a bus subsidy program offering $225 per bus. Apply here!

There are two performance times for each concert date: 10:00AM and 11:35AM.


  • 10:00AM Concert: Arrive any time after 9:30
  • 11:35AM Concert: Arrive any time after 11:15
Homeschools or Individual Families
  • 10:00AM Concert: Auditorium doors open at 9:30 so anytime after 9:30.
  • 11:35AM Concert: Arrive after 11:10
  • We have a homeschool meeting area for homeschools & families on Balcony A Lobby. Families can wait in this area for friends to arrive before heading into the auditorium.

Tickets will be emailed 2 weeks before the concert with detailed parking instructions. There are some exceptions to the following 'rules' so please read your ticket carefully. Most buses should meet the point-officer on the corner of 11th and Marquette. The point-officer will direct buses to their parking location.

Buses should not leave. We strongly prefer the bus stays parked for the duration of the concert. 

Tickets may be exchanged into another concert or you bank the money on your account for the rest of the season. That banked money can be applied to any other Minnesota Orchestra concert, including other Young People's Concerts.

Sponsored By

Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

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