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Symphony Ball 2024, River Rhapsody, is a celebration of the soul-nourishing, life-giving currents that flow through all of us - music and water - from the Northwoods to Louisiana Bayou Country.

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 Jack Brass Band.

Evening Schedule

5:00PM - Dinner guest arrival, cocktail reception and silent auction
Minneapolis Hilton Third Floor
6:30PM - Dinner, program and live auction hosted by Minnesota favorite, Dessa
Minneapolis Hilton Ballroom
8:20PM - Guests move to Orchestra Hall auditorium
Partier guest arrival at Orchestra Hall
9:00PM - Concert featuring the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Søndergård
Orchestra Hall
9:45PM After-party: Enjoy light fare, drinks and dancing with a special guest artist to be announced.
Orchestra Hall
12:00AM - Event concludes

Black Tie Recommended

Celebrating Thomas Søndergård’s inaugural season with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Ticket options

Individual Gala Tickets

Experience Symphony Ball from start to finish. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, auctions and a chef-curated dinner in addition to the program, concert and after-party.

Group Gala Tickets

Gather a group of friends or colleagues for a night out to support Minnesota Orchestra’s artistic and educational initiatives.

Partier Tickets

Celebrate your love of music at the party of the orchestra season! Dress to the nines and treat yourself to an evening of river-themed orchestral classics. After the concert—join the after-party. Indulge in gourmet desserts, savory bites, signature cocktails—plus dancing and music until midnight.

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Symphony Ball 2024 Committee

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

Presenting Sponsors

Huntington Bank

Platinum Sponsors

Best Buy

Gold Sponsors

Carlson Family Foundation
Dayton's Project
Northern Trust

Additional Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Anderson Wealth Management at RBC
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Engage Printing
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Jones Day
Okabena Investment
Robins Kaplan, LLP Services, Inc.
Stinson LLP
Thrivent Financial
Pluto Pillow
U.S. Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Mall of America
Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC


Additional Support Provided by

Bremer Bank
Star Tribune
Xcel Energy Foundation

Current as of 3-8-2024

Interested in sponsoring Symphony Ball?

Patron and Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available now.

Contact Alicia Wiesneth for more details - awiesneth@mnorch.org or 612.371.7149