The Minnesota Orchestra performed the music of Beethoven and Prince to more than 65,000 people at U.S. Bank Stadium yesterday. We'll post photos, press, and video here.
Violinist Milana Reiche helps Music Director Osmo Vänskä with a Vikings scarf before the performance.
Orchestra musicians watch the first half from inside the tunnel.
Orchestra musicians lined up in the tunnel at the end of the first half.
Violinists Rebecca Corruccini, Céline Leathead, Milana Reiche, and Deborah Serafini led the procession onto the field.
A pre-show high five from Viktor the Viking!
Violinist David Brubaker with his game face on.
Bass Kristen Bruya walks onto the field.
Halftime show volunteers sat at the 30 yard line while the orchestra performed.
The lights went down and the Minnesota Orchestra led with Beethoven, conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä.
The Steele family provided vocals for Prince's Purple Rain.
Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducted Prince's Purple Rain, by the light of thousands of smartphones.
Cellist Anthony Ross leaves the field after an exhilerating performance.
Violist Ken Freed acknowledges the crowd.
Concertmaster Erin Keefe and Associate Concertmaster Roger Frisch enjoy a laugh as they walk off the field following the halftime performance.
Principal Tuba Steven Campbell acknowledges the crowd.
Watch: Chilling Halftime Prince Tribute by the Minnesota Orchestra, Bring Me the News
Minnesota Vikings Honor Prince with a Very Purple Halftime Show, Entertainment Weekly
Vikings open new stadium in style - with a win over Pack, Associated Press