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Winter Wonderland

Grades 1-6

Wed Jan 25 — Thu Jan 26, 2023

Orchestra Hall

Music with a winter theme offers a beautiful way for us to learn about each other’s traditions. It might suggest the jingling of sleigh bells (Morley’s Snow Ride), a horse-and-carriage ride (Prokofiev’s Troika) or soaring, ethereal moods (a lovely contemporary work, Nazaykinskaya’s Winter Bells). Maybe, like the tango-tinged music of Piazzolla, it hails from Argentina, where the summer sun shines while winter chills us in the North—or, by contrast, from very far north, as in Vincent Ho’s meditative Arctic Symphony. Here is music that teaches us about vastly different personal experiences!

Things to Know

  1. Prepare for the concert with our curriculum.
  2. Tickets can be reserved in advance with no payment due until a month before the concert.
  3. Does your school need financial assistance for an upcoming trip to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall? Request a bus subsidy.

Date & Time




  • Morley

    Snow Ride

  • Prokofiev

    Troika, from Lieutenant Kijé Suite

  • Piazzolla

    Invierno Porteño (Winter in Buenos Aires) from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Violin and Orchestra

  • Ho

    Nightfall, from Arctic Symphony

  • Nazaykinskaya

    Winter Bells

  • Tchaikovsky

    March & Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from The Nutcracker

  • Huanzhi

    Spring Festival Overture


Minnesota Orchestra

Natalia Romero Arbeláez


Susie Park


Maria Dively

American Sign Language interpreter

Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsored By

Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund
Angela S. Pennington and W. Anders Folk Student Ticket Fund

ameriprise financial
Midwest Radiology