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Charles Lazarus
Charles Lazarus, trumpet | © Travis Anderson Photo

A Night In The Tropics

with Charles Lazarus and the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Jun 3, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs, including intermission

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Charles Lazarus brings music inspired by the sultry melodies and evocative rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii and more. Hear originals, music from the Buena Vista Social Club and a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

A Few Things to Know

  • The debut (and self-titled) record from Buena Vista Social Club, whose music will be featured on this performance, holds the title for biggest-selling Cuban album of all time, selling 8 million copies worldwide.
  • In 2021 and 2022, Lazarus joined community members and musicians in performances to support Circle Rock Concerts for Community, a series of community concerts benefitting mental health awareness, and serves as the organization's music director.
  • Charles Lazarus has five albums under his belt as a solo artist and has contributed as a trumpet player and producer on countless others and collaborates with some of the most well-known musicians in the Twin Cities and across the country.

Explore the concert extras

Date & Time




Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks


Charles Lazarus


Tommy Barbarella

piano and keyboards

Jeff Bailey


David Schmalenberger


Plan your visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips

Tromba Mundi World Trumpet Ensemble

When: Sat June 3 | 7:15PM
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Founded in 2007 to engage in the exploration, promotion, and performance of new works for trumpet ensemble, Tromba Mundi has recorded world premiere compositions and continues to commission new music for the genre.  Tromba Mundi is dedicated to drawing attention to the thrilling sounds of the trumpet ensemble! Members are professional performers and professors from universities across the United States. 

Know Before You Go

An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Directions & Parking

All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.

Pre-order beverages

Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the MN Orch App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.

Video: Charles Lazarus and the Minnesota Orchestra perform Consuelo Velázquez's classic love song Bésame Mucho during the 2021 Symphony Ball

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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