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Tuesday January 25, 2022

Minnesota Orchestra Adds Four New Programs to 2022 Calendar

Symphony in 60 programs offer one-hour, weeknight concert experiences

Indigo Girls and Disney Fantasia Live in Concert are added in June and August

The Minnesota Orchestra announced today an expansion to its current season with the addition of four new programs. In March and April, the Orchestra’s Symphony in 60 concerts return with two newly designed classical concerts. Then in June, the Indigo Girls also return to Orchestra Hall for live performances with the full Orchestra; and in August, Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks will lead the ensemble in selections from both the original 1940 and 2000 film versions of Disney’s Fantasia.

The first Symphony in 60 program, conducted by David Afkham, takes place on Tuesday, March 29, and features Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, Anton Webern’s Passacaglia and Robert Schumann’s Fourth Symphony. Then, on Wednesday, April 13, conductor Thomas Søndergård leads the Orchestra in Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, and Claude Debussy’s La Mer. Symphony in 60 concerts are about one hour in length, feature an earlier start time of 7 p.m., specially curated pre-concert activities and a $5 happy hour.

In June, the Indigo Girls return to Orchestra Hall for the first time since their sold-out performance in February 2019. The Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Michelle Merrill, will perform along with the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo on Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m., at Orchestra Hall.

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert was originally scheduled for the Summer 2020 and was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These performances have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. Sarah Hicks, the Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, will lead the Orchestra in a performance of musical selections as the film is shown on a large screen above the stage.

Tickets are available now for all concerts. For purchasing details, visit minnesotaorchestra.org or refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.


Calendar of Events
All events are subject to change.

Symphony in 60

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
David Afkham
, conductor

R. STRAUSS              Don Juan
WEBERN                   Passacaglia
SCHUMANN               Symphony No. 4


Symphony in 60

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård,

BRITTEN                   Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
STRAVINSKY           Symphony in Three Movements
DEBUSSY                  La Mer


Live at Orchestra Hall

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, June 24, 2022, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Indigo Girls
Michelle Merrill, conductor


Movies & Music
with the Minnesota Orchestra

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks
, conductor



Individual tickets and Minnesota Orchestra subscription packages can be purchased now at minnesotaorchestra.org or by calling 612-371-5656. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.  

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a dated negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within the 72 hours prior to the event is required for all guests, including children of all ages, entering Orchestra Hall. Details at minnesotaorchestra.org/safety

We currently require masks to be worn inside ALL locations at Orchestra Hall including the lobby, auditorium and backstage. Masks can be removed outside of Orchestra Hall to enjoy a beverage on our patio spaces. Once entering Orchestra Hall, we require a mask for the duration of the experience. These policies remain in place, until further notice.

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

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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