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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Symphony Ball

Please join us Saturday, June 8 for the 2019 Symphony Ball,

a gala benefiting the Minnesota Orchestra

This Event is Sold Out

Symphony Ball 2019


This spectacular show will light up the night in luminous hues as the Minnesota Orchestra takes the stage, elevating the tremendous cultural and artistic heritage of our community.

Join us for dinner with the musicians and a unique auction experience at the Hilton before the show or join the party at Orchestra Hall with a champagne hour before the musician curated program, featuring an exciting guest artist. Orchestra Hall will then be transformed with light as the night continues with dancing, music, drinks and desserts.

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Light and sound take center stage in adventurous new ways as the night moves from the ethereal to electric, transforming the Hilton and Orchestra Hall into the night sky. The evening culminates in a world-class performance featuring music inspired by the magic of northern lights by the Minnesota Orchestra led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä.

This year's special guest artist is none other than the soulful, folk singer/songwriter Chastity Brown who will perform two pieces with the Orchestra, followed by a separate 30 minute solo set. Chastity Brown is based in Minnesota and has been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the US and abroad, appearing on the UK’s Later…with Jools Holland.

Chastity Brown
Special guest artist Chastity Brown | Photo © Nate Ryan

This 63rd-annual Ball, which is the Orchestra’s most significant annual fundraising event, is chaired by Betsy Frost and Charlie Anderson, with Honorary Chair Marilyn Carlson Nelson.

The Minnesota Orchestra performs at Symphony Ball


5:00 PM Dinner Guest arrival ; welcome reception and silent auction (Hilton Hotel)
6:45 PM Dinner (Hilton Hotel)
7:45 PM Live Auction and Fund the Music (Hilton Hotel)
Dinner guests move to Orchestra Hall for concert and party
9:15 PM Minnesota Orchestra performance featuring Chastity Brown
10:00 PM Desserts and Dancing begins with Synergy Dance Band
10:15 PM Chastity Brown and her band
1:00 AM Event Concludes

The Orchestra Hall lobby sparkles for Symphony Ball

Join us at the Symphony Ball

Saturday the Eighth of June

Black Tie Recommended

Hilton Hotel • 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Orchestra Hall • 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Valet Parking available at Hilton Hotel


Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor:

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