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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

St. Paul Public Schools Ticket and Transportation Order Form

The Minnesota Orchestra will provide free tickets and transportation to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall for students in the St. Paul School District during the 2017-18 school year!

Please complete this form by Friday, May 19, 2017. You will receive confirmation of your assigned concert date and time in early May. Your ticket will arrive via email approximately two weeks before the concert.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets or the concerts, please email youngpeoples[at]

High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Recommended for grades 6-12

Secondary students, including those who are enrolled in advanced music theory or music history courses, will not want to miss this new, specially designed program. It features a rare glimpse of the Orchestra’s behind-the-scenes efforts, its working rehearsals--as well as the polished performances that are the result. We see both approaches first with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and then, after a break, with Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Wrapping up this special program will be a 30-minute “dig deeper” session in which students ask questions of and initiate discussions with the musicians themselves. Students are invited to bring scores and follow along as the Orchestra plays!

Schedule for High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion
10:00-10:40 Bach Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-11:35 Kodaly Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
11:35-12pm Q&A

Stories in Music

March 7, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am
March 8, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them. Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty. Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.

St. Paul Public Schools: Free tickets to Orchestra Hall

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Feb 6, 2018 at 10am
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Mar 7, 2018 at 10am
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Mar 7, 2018 at 11:35am
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Mar 8, 2018 at 10am
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