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Symphony Ball

River Rhapsody

Magnificent Music on the Mississippi

Sat May 4, 2024

Orchestra Hall

Join us on May 4, 2024 to support the Orchestra’s artistic and educational missions as we revel in the traditions—from music to food—that the River inspires.

Then, experience an exquisite river-themed concert of glorious orchestral classics performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by new Music Director Thomas Søndergård.

Cap off the night at our festive after-party at Orchestra Hall with desserts, savory bites and signature cocktails. And, if that weren't enough, dance the night away with a set list curated by Twin Cities’ Jack Brass Band. It's a river soiree! Dance, indulge and wonder — in the rush of it all.

A Few Things to Know

  1. The Symphony Ball is the Minnesota Orchestra’s largest fundraising event of the year, attracting nearly 1,000 guests and raising critical funds to support artistic and educational initiatives. With tickets starting at $99, you will be supporting the Minnesota Orchestra’s impact in our community.

  2. Whether you spend an entire evening with a delicious plated dinner, auction and concert, or come to revel in the music and a late-night party, you will be sure to have a night to remember.

  3. Based on the traditions of New Orleans' brass bands, Jack Brass Band plays everything from old New Orleans jazz from Louis Armstrong’s era to the modern street Mardi-Gras anthems. “If you like your gumbo spicy and your music hot, check out the Jack Brass Band,” said Wynton Marsalis after hearing them.

  4. Bid in the Silent Auction!

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Jack Brass Band


Your Gala Ticket Options

Learn more about tickets for the Ball that include cocktail hour, silent auction and three-course meal in addition to the program, concert and after-party. 

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Symphony Ball 2024 Committee

Event Chairs: Diane and Tony Hofstede

Dave Afdahl
Beatrice Blanc
Margee Bracken
Michelle Miller Burns
Barbara Burwell
Roma Calatayud-Stocks
Mark Copman
Steve Cramer
John Dunkel
Adam Duininck
Carolyn Egeberg
Sarah Flake
Mayor Jacob Frey
Greg Geiger
Luella Goldberg
Joe Green
Thomas Herr
Per Hong
Marni Hougham
Kate Kelly
Karen Kepple
Nancy Lindahl
Marty Lueck
Warren Mack
Sonia Mantell
Bonnie Marshall
Grant Meachum
Krysta Meisberger
Anne Miller
Katie Miller
Sophia Mockler
Linda Murrell
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Brian Newhouse
Cindy Olmanson
Lisa Paradis
Meredith Paradis
Angela Pennington
Jeffery Perkey
Abigail Rose
JC St. Onge
Sarah Shapiro
Eric Snustad
Robert Spikings
Tom Stocks
Greg Sumners
Mary Sumners
Walter Tambor
Patrick Tsuji
Jamie Verbrugge
Jennifer Verbrugge
Alicia Wiesneth
John Wilgers
Trudy Wilgers
Wendy Williams

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Presenting Sponsor

Huntington Bank