For over a century, enthusiastic Orchestra patrons have made generous contributions to guarantee our ability to present awe-inspiring performances for the community each season. We are grateful for this outpouring of generosity that helps to sustain our remarkable Orchestra. Equally heartening are the unique Minnesota Orchestra stories these donors have shared through the years. Read some of their unforgettable experiences that have inspired such generous support at every level.
“I started coming to the Orchestra over 40 years ago. I was a police officer who just needed an escape from all of the violence and issues that were impacting our residents and the music was a refreshing and uplifting experience.”
“The Minnesota Orchestra collaborated with my high school, gave in-class demonstrations, offered concert tickets, etc. That series of interactions was one of the highlights of being a student in an inner-city high school.”
“In turbulent times, music calms the soul and transfixes the listener; it transforms all who listen no matter what gender, race, or ethnic background.”
“I am a pianist. When I was in the middle of preparing for auditions to graduate school for piano performance, I had a serious accident that prevented me from playing for well over three years. I knew I needed to find something to fill the emptiness left by not being able to play. The MN orchestra literally helped save my life. It became my oxygen tank and has been filling my soul ever since.”
“As a retired secretary, I don’t have very much money but I give what I can. I wish it could be more, so I decided to become a volunteer. I am also an ambassador, encouraging friends and acquaintances, to attend concerts”
“I began regularly attending MN Orchestra concerts when my children were young. We were annual subscribers to the Family series concerts, and also went to the pre-concert educational presentations. My children developed a love for music, and a love for this organization that has continued into their adult years. Arts, particularly music, are so important to preserve and nourish!”
Thank you for your support!