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Music Around the Globe

Relaxed Family Concert

Sat Apr 9

Orchestra Hall

~1 hr

Join us for a journey where we’ll learn how folk songs inspire composers from all over the world to showcase their cultures through orchestral music. 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!

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

  • Music Around the Globe 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 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 participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, engage in creative movement, make art, learn more about the program and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  • Prepare for the concert experience with our playlist, lobby map, pre-visit story and other materials. Scroll down this page for those resources!

Date & Time




  • RUO

    Girl from the Da Ban, from Folk Songs for Orchestra / 4 min


    Morning Mood, from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 / 4 min


    How Beautiful the Light of the Rising Sun, from Aleppo Songs for Orchestra / 3 min


    Romanian Folk Dances / 7 min


    Juba, from Symphony No. 3 / 5 min


    Huapango / 8 min


    Interlude, from A Folk Song Symphony, Symphony No. 4 / 3 min

  • Traditional

    Säkkijärven Polka, arr. Vänskä / 3 min


Minnesota Orchestra

Chia-Hsuan Lin


G. Phillip Shoultz, III


Maria Dively

American Sign Language interpreter

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.

The Relaxed Family Concert series is made possible by

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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.