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At the Minnesota Orchestra, we believe in the power of music. Sublime concerts lift our spirits, bring us joy and illuminate our shared humanity.

Donor support fuels such powerful music!

We are fortunate that exhilarating music from our remarkable Minnesota Orchestra can serve as a catalyst for unity and deeper personal connection. You can help ensure that the Orchestra continues to be a valuable community resources offering beauty, inspiration and meaning to all who seek it – now and in the months and years to come.

Give today and receive a CD recording of the Orchestra’s performance in Soweto

Make a new or increased gift of $250 or more ($21 monthly) and we will send you a CD featuring the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra’s historic performance from Soweto, South Africa. This CD is only available to donors and quantity is very limited. Make your generous gift today!

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Guarantors' Week 2018

In appreciation of your support of the Minnesota Orchestra Guaranty Fund please enjoy up to four complimentary tickets to one of the concerts listed below. Thank you for your generosity!

Select your seats to the Guarantors' Concert of your choice:

Thu Nov 15 11am »

Fri Nov 16 8pm »

Sat Nov 17 8pm »

If you already have these concerts in your ticket package, please call Amanda Schroder Individual Giving Manager at 612-371-7110 to receive a voucher for tickets to one concert that is not already in your package.

Guarantors Week - Thank You Donors!

Problems accessing your account? Call Ticket Services at 612-371-5656. Complete concert details »

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) Giving

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a charitable savings account, allowing you to contribute cash, stocks or other assets into it, and make charitable donations to the organizations you want to support. Essentially, the money or assets that go into a DAF become an irrevocable transfer to a sponsoring public charity with the specific intent of funding charitable gifts.

Here are the major benefits to you for doing your charitable giving in this way:

  • You will immediately receive the maximum tax deduction that the IRS allows for the amount you invest in your donor-advised fund.
  • At any time afterward, you can make your charitable gifts as grants recommended from your donor-advised fund.
  • Your DAF sponsor will handle all record-keeping, disbursements and tax receipts for you.
  • The balance remaining in your DAF can be invested for tax-free growth.
  • There are no start-up costs for establishing a DAF, and there are no transaction fees. 100% of your recommended grants go to your qualified public charities of choice.

To learn more about establishing a donor-advised fund, you can visit one of these sponsoring public charities:

Guarantors' Week 2017

Thank you for attending Guarantors' Week 2017!


The Minnesota Orchestra has a new ticketing system! Read more about this update or reserve your tickets by following these steps.

1. Create your account

To get started, you will need to create a new password using the email address you usually use for your Minnesota Orchestra account. If you've already done this, you may skip this step.

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2. Sign in to your account

Sign in to your account and enter promo code (from your Guarantors' Week email or postcard). The promo code unlocks early access to this concert; signing in to your account lets us know you're a Guarantor. Your free ticket benefit will be applied after you add the ticket(s) to your cart.

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3. Select your seats

Select seats to the Guarantors' Concert of your choice:

Guarantors Week - Thank You Donors!

Problems setting up your account? Call Ticket Services at 612-371-5656. Complete concert details »

Your Orchestra, Your Impact

2017-18

The 2017-18 Season

The Minnesota Orchestra offers our deepest gratitude to the 8,487 donors who made our 2017-2018 season of musical performance, programming and engagement such a spectacular success. Your financial investment made it possible for nearly 300,000 people of all ages to experience the Orchestra’s celebrated music at Orchestra Hall, at free summer concerts across the Twin Cities metro area, and at tour destinations as varied as Mankato, Chicago, London and South Africa – all while achieving a balanced budget for the fourth consecutive year.

Thank you!

Our Mission

The Minnesota Orchestra's mission is to enrich, inspire and serve our community as an enduring symphony orchestra internationally recognized for its artistic excellence.

The 2017-18 Season

Artistic Excellence

152

concerts were held at Orchestra Hall and beyond. In total, the Minnesota Orchestra performed 303 pieces written by 153 composers during the 2017-2018 season.

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works received world or U.S. premieres. These are in addition to the array of new music performed in November 2017 at the Future Classics: Emerging Composers concert.

Erin Keefe

Osmo Vanska and James Ehnes

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guest soloists and conductors joined the Minnesota Orchestra for spellbinding performances.

1&4

Symphonies by Gustav Mahler were performed and recorded. The Orchestra also released its recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 and received a Grammy nomination for its recording of Symphony No. 5.


16

pieces by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky were performed in just two weeks during the Tchaikovsky Marathon, including six symphonies, three piano concertos, a violin concerto, a ballet suite and several other works.


91%

of Orchestra Hall’s seats were filled during the 2017-2018 season, the highest level in five years. More than 19,000 concert-goers purchased tickets for the Minnesota Orchestra for the first time.

Audiences at Orchestra Hall

Inspiring, Engaging, and Serving

Young Peoples Concerts

100%

Residents from every one of Minnesota’s 87 counties attended a performance at Orchestra Hall.

10,045

fans of all ages, many of them in costume, cheered for their favorite characters during Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in December 2017.


35,668

students – coming from 292 schools throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa – attended one of the 22 Young People’s Concerts during the 2017-2018 season. More than 9,000 of those students attended for free; others paid just $6.25.


2,380

Mankato residents attended musical activities during the Orchestra’s Common Chords residency in April 2018, which included performances in a senior living community, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, numerous schools and the Mankato Brewery.

Common Chords

Sensory Friendly Concerts

+2M

listeners heard Minnesota Orchestra performances on the radio. In addition to live Friday night broadcasts on Classical MPR, select concert programs were featured on SymphonyCast and Performance Today.

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sensory-friendly concert that featured the full Minnesota Orchestra. Orchestra musicians also offered three small ensemble sensory-friendly concerts in the Target Atrium. These concerts are designed for patrons of all ages and abilities, including those on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities.


Music for Mandela

100th

anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth was celebrated in summer 2018, beginning with Sommerfest at Orchestra Hall and followed by a triumphant return to the BBC Proms in London and then a history-making five-city tour of South Africa, the first ever by a professional U.S. orchestra.

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artists and ensembles offered free performances during Sommerfest’s International Day of Music. Guests also enjoyed a special marketplace in and around Orchestra Hall offering food, clothing, jewelry, handicrafts and a variety of hands-on music and art activities.

Dancing on Nicollet Mall

27,854

people attended performances and other musical activities during Sommerfest at Orchestra Hall. Beyond Minnesota, more than 5,000 people attended the BBC Proms concert at Royal Albert Hall in London and 4,700 people attended tour concerts in South Africa – 10% of whom were students who received free tickets. 


South Africa Tour

40,000

books were collected and delivered to South African communities through a partnership with Saint Paul-based Books for Africa, as one of the tour’s many community engagement activities. Minnesota Orchestra musicians also visited schools and community centers to meet, coach and perform for hundreds of young South Africans.


Thank you for your support!

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