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Lunar New Year graphic

Lunar New Year for Families

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sun Feb 6, 2022

Orchestra Hall

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Minnesota Orchestra and welcome the Year of the Tiger with a vibrant event that draws upon cultural traditions past and present. This one-hour Relaxed Family Concert is designed for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Come enjoy music with family and friends in an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!

We require either eproof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a dated negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours prior to entrance or event for anyone entering Orchestra Hall, including children. Adults must also present a photo ID. Full vaccination means your visit to Orchestra Hall is at least two weeks after your final dose of a vaccine. Boosters are recommended but not required for entry. Negative LFTs and antibody/serology tests will not be accepted. 

Be mindful of testing site hours and test result turnaround. If you are unable to complete testing or don't get your results back in time, we will issue a refund. View safety protocols.
Masks are required everywhere inside Orchestra Hall for everyone at all times, including during the performance. Read this helpful resource about mask-wearing from the Autism Society of Minnesota.

A Few Things to Know

  • Lunar New Year will feature a variety of music—some soft and some loud—because we know that different audience members like different levels of sound. Review our tip sheet (coming soon) to read about quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones and other options which are available for tailoring the concert experience to fit your family's preferences.
  • Come early to watch a traditional Chinese dance performance, color Lunar New Year artwork or play a Chinese character matching game with our community partners, snap a family photo in front of our special new year’s backdrop or play a holiday trivia game on your phone.
  • Prepare for the concert experience with our playlist, lobby map, pre-visit story and other materials. Scroll down this page for those resources!
  • Tickets are just $12. Advance student rush also available.

Date & Time




  • LI

    Spring Festival Overture

  • CHOI

    Arirang Fantasy


    Excerpt from The Butterfly Lovers
    Violin Concerto

  • WU

    In the Dark Night

  • TANG

    Sketches of Singapore

  • SON/J. Kuusisto

    Circle of Unity


Minnesota Orchestra

Junping Qian


Roz Tsai


Zhengang Xie

jing hu master

Mei Hu

yue qin master

Your Concert Experience

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

Lunar New Year Activities

When: Sun Feb 6 | Pre-Concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Come early to participate in lobby activities, including Chinese calligraphy, Lunar New Year trivia, a Chinese character matching game, and art to make onsite. Plus, there will be a take-home paper cutting activity for later. Need a break? Relax with noise-cancelling headphones, books, or coloring in designated quiet spaces.

Chinese Traditional Dance Performance

When: Sun Feb 6 | 1:15pm-1:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine

Enjoy a traditional dance performance by Hua Xing Arts Group of Minnesota and the Chinese American Association of Minnesota Dance Theater groups.

Indulge at the Elixir Haus

When: Pre-Concert and Intermission
Where: Cargill Commons

Beverage service is available before and during each winter concert at Elixir Haus (located outside Orchestra Hall). Grab your coat and head outside for a sip of spirits or a cup of hot cocoa. 

Lunar New Year Trivia

Test your Lunar New Year knowledge with a Kahoot trivia game for all ages, designed by Know Factory Trivia's Brian Ward and Asian Media Acess. Play on your own device using the link below!

Consultant & Partner

Fei Xie, artistic consultant
Asian Media Access, artistic partner

Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • ASL interpretation
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Braille & Large Print Programs
  • Open Captioning
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

Additional Sponsors


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Presented as part of

The Great Northern