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Music & Healing

Tue Jul 25, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~90 Minutes (no intermission)

Music has long been a pathway to healing and a means of expression. Anxiety is part of the human condition and through music, we can share our experiences, find comfort, and discover more about ourselves and each other. In this concert, Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks explores how music can be a tool of both expression and healing. The program will feature the world premiere of Serenity by Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumnus Molly Joyce, inspired by audience responses to their own experiences with managing anxiety and finding inner peace. Singer-songwriter Chastity Brown, who has garnered acclaim for her frank and poignant treatment of mental health in her music, will join the Orchestra for a set of new songs. Mariann Johnson, University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing mindfulness and wellbeing instructor, will also lead the audience in a guided meditation accompanied by the Minnesota Orchestra.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Come early and enjoy a delicious Bubbles and Bites package prepared by Wandering Kitchen featuring a charcuterie box paired with your choice of bubbles, wine or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. After your concert, enjoy s'mores and a crafted cocktail with your own personal fire pit. (Read more about these tasty offerings).

    You can also purchase Bubbles and Bites or a S'mores Nightcap separately.

Date & Time





    Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 


    Depression/Anxiety, from The Music of Mental Illness 


    Serenity [World Premiere]

  • PÄRT

    Pregando, from Lamentate 


    and birds are still… 


Sarah Hicks


Chastity Brown


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.