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Sat Jul 16, 2022

Orchestra Hall

Celebrate music, summer and the outdoors as the Minnesota Orchestra performs a free one-hour concert outside Orchestra Hall on Peavey Plaza—part of the Orchestra’s free International Day of Music celebration on July 16. Led by conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin, the performance features classical favorites by Beethoven and Dvořák, patriotic fare, movie music and more, and culminates in the Great Gate of Kiev movement from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with a resounding finish: at the dramatic conclusion of the piece, church bells across downtown Minneapolis will peal in coordination.

International Day of Music runs from noon to midnight! Plan your outing.

Full Schedule

  1. This concert will be free of charge and seating will be on Peavey Plaza, first-come, first-served. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the Orchestra Hall auditorium.

  2. In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre characters will interact with audience members near the Peavey Plaza stage before the concert begins.

  3. At the dramatic conclusion of the Mussorgsky piece, church bells across downtown Minneapolis will peal in coordination. Organized in partnership with City of Bells, the Minneapolis nonprofit dedicated to coordinating, restoring and celebrating bells throughout the community, the concert will feature bells ringing from five downtown churches: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Mary, St. Olaf Catholic Church, Central Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Date & Time





    Suite from Star Trek Into Darkness


    Carnival Overture

  • WARD/Dragon

    America, the Beautiful

  • TRADITIONAL/Hayman/Kessler

    Armed Forces Medley


    Subway Journey, from Harlem Symphony


    Allegro (mvmt. IV), from Symphony No. 5


    The Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition


    Stars and Stripes Forever March

Minnesota Orchestra

Chia-Hsuan Lin


Jon Kimura Parker


Your Concert Experience

Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!

Sounds + Bites

Come early and stay late for Sounds + Bites: special food experiences and free entertainment by outstanding local performers on the magnificent Peavey Plaza. Enjoy a cocktail beside the reflecting pool during our $5 Happy Hour while you listen. Learn more.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre


Where: Balcony A Lobby

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre uses water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence. Come see themed displays of puppets created by HOBT artists; from large dragon masks to a collection of winged creatures!


City of Bells
Minneapolis Foundation