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Music Around the Globe

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!

We require proof 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. 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 inside Orchestra Hall. 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 (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 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, pre-visit story and other materials (coming soon)!


  • 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

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.


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Additional Supporters

Thomas* and Mary Lou Detwiler
Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund