Update browser for a secure Minnesota Orchestra experience

It looks like you may be using a web browser version that we don't support. Make sure you're using the most recent version of your browser, or try using of these supported browsers, to get the full Minnesota Orchestra experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

© Courtney Perry
RELAXED FAMILY CONCERT

Wings, Wind and Waves

Sun Jul 24, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~1 hr
Join the Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Caleb Young, pianist Jon Kimura Parker and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for an exploration of the natural world through symphonic music inspired by birds, weather and water. This Relaxed Family Concert is for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities. Come enjoy music with family and friends in a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!

PRE/POST-CONCERT ACTIVITIES

When: Sun, Jul 24 | 12:30 - 1:45pm, 3-3:30pm

Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, make puppets, learn about animals, engage in creative movement, meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians and more.

A Few Things to Know

  1. This concert is eligible for Hall Pass—free tickets are available for kids ages 6-18. Choose your seat and the Hall Pass price type ($0) when ordering. 
  2. Wings, Wind and Waves 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.
  3. Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try instruments, engage in creative movement, make art, learn more about the program and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  4. Prepare for the concert experience with our playlist, lobby map, pre-visit story and other materials.

Date & Time

{{perf.Date}}

{{perf.Time}}

Program

  • BEETHOVEN

    Excerpt from Allegro ma non troppo, from Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

  • CLYNE

    River, from Abstractions

  • SAINT-SAËNS

    The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals

  • J. STRAUSS, JR.

    Thunder and Lightning Polka

  • BEETHOVEN

    Excerpts from Adagio sostenuto and Presto agitate, from Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight Sonata

  • MASON

    Running, from A Joyous Trilogy

  • RAUTAVAARA

    Melancholy, from Cantus Arcticus, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra

  • SMETANA

    The Moldau, No. 2 from My Homeland

Artists

Caleb Young

conductor

Jon Kimura Parker

piano

Silver Ainomäe

cello

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

G. Phillip Shoultz, III

host

Gilda Houck-Markovits

American Sign Language interpreter

Your Concert Experience

Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!

Sounds + Bites

Come early and stay late for Sounds + Bites: special food experiences and free entertainment by outstanding local performers on the magnificent Peavey Plaza. Enjoy a cocktail beside the reflecting pool during our $5 Happy Hour while you listen. Learn more.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Exhibit

Where: Balcony A Lobby

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre uses water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence. Come see themed displays of puppets created by HOBT artists; from large dragon masks to a collection of winged creatures!

Pre/Post-Concert Activities

When: Sun, Jul 24 | 12:30 - 1:45pm, 3-3:30pm

Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, make puppets, learn about animals, engage in creative movement, meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians and more.

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsored By

PNC
MSAB
UBS