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Orchestra Hall | © Greg Helgeson
Orchestra Hall | © Greg Helgeson

Doors Open Minneapolis

Sat May 18, 2024 - 10AM-5PM

Orchestra Hall

Come explore Orchestra Hall! Doors Open Minneapolis, produced by Rethos, is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. Tour Orchestra Hall for a behind-the-scenes look at one of Minnesota’s cultural and architectural touchstones.  Guests will be able to tickle the ivories on a floor piano, play a game of Orchestra Toss, register to win Minnesota Orchestra tickets and much more! 

A Few Things to Know

  1. The 50th anniversary of Orchestra Hall kicks off at Day of Music on July 27, a community event featuring Twin Cities-based musicians, dancers and visual artists, two full Minnesota Orchestra concerts (family matinee and evening) and public tours of Orchestra Hall. 
  2. Doors Open Minneapolis, produced by Rethos, is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give you a FREE behind-the-scenes look at dozens of exciting venues. Caretakers at these sites will be providing unique experiences that illustrate why these venues, and the people and businesses that work in them, are such marvels. Plan your weekend to explore.
  3. Since its opening in 1974, Orchestra Hall has drawn upwards of 10 million people to concerts and events. Designed by architect Hugh Hardy, the venue is known for its modernist design and brilliant acoustics, which were created by Cyril Harris. The Hall’s signature architectural feature includes 114 large cubes that form a symmetrical “falling rock” pattern on the auditorium’s ceiling and the stage’s back wall, dispersing sound throughout the auditorium. In a 2014 renovation, Toronto-based architects KPMB greatly expanded the Hall’s lobby spaces, opening the venue up to the city, and in 2019 Orchestra Hall became the first performing arts center in the U.S. to be awarded LEED v4 O+M Silver certification. As home base for the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall has hosted many of the world’s great performers and composers on its stage. 

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