COVID-19 Updates

Updated Mar 15, 2021

Re-imagined 2020-21 Season

This season, our philosophy has been to focus on ways the Minnesota Orchestra can ‘let there be music,’ despite the obstacles and challenges presented by the pandemic. We’ve reimagined the 2020-21 season with new formats and programming that are suited for this time.

Here is an overview of the revised season plan. A listing of all rescheduled and cancelled performances follows the summary.


At this time, concerts that are currently slated for March through August 2021 have been cancelled. Ticketholders will receive separate communication in advance of any future changes that may impact their 2020-21 season tickets.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Live Broadcasts and Streaming


The Minnesota Orchestra will continue performing on the Orchestra Hall stage with a revised concert season designed for television, radio and streaming audiences. Concerts will simultaneously be shared live on Twin Cities PBS (TPT), YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and, affording wide and easy access for audiences across the state, and beyond, to experience a Minnesota Orchestra performance. Live broadcast concerts beginning in June will include a live audience. This experience will be a little different from a traditional concert. Learn more about being part of a live broadcast audience.

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Rescheduled Concerts

All ticketholders will be notified by mail of these changes and offered a variety of options around their tickets.

Season Opening: Vänskä and Thibaudet
Sep 24, 2020 
Rescheduled Date: Jul 29, 2021 (Grand Piano Spectacular)

Sep 25, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Jul 23, 2021 (Beethoven’s Fifth)

Sep 26, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Jul 17, 2021 (Beethoven’s Birthday Bash)

Star Wars In Concert: Return of the Jedi with the Minnesota Orchestra
Oct 8-11, 2020
Rescheduled Dates: Apr 21-24, 2022

Vänskä, Kavakos and Paulus
Oct 16, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Aug 6, 2021 (Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony)

Oct 17, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Apr 10, 2021 (Brahms Symphony No. 3)

Runnicles Conducts Haydn and Bruckner
Oct 29, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Apr 15, 2021 (Mozart, Prokofiev and Strauss)

Oct 30, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Jul 30, 2021 (Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto)

Valčuha Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth
Nov 5-7, 2020
Rescheduled Dates: Nov 18-20, 2021

Brahms, Mozart and Stravinsky’s Firebird
Nov 21, 2020
Rescheduled Date: May 29, 2021 (Manze, Gomyo and Tchaikovsky)

Chamber Music: Inspirations
Nov 22, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Apr 18, 2021 (Mozart, Prokofiev and Strauss)

Beethoven and Debussy
Dec 3, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Jul 22, 2021 (Beethoven’s Fifth)

Russian Masters: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
Dec 11, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Jul 16, 2021 (Beethoven Festival Concert)

Dec 12, 2020
Rescheduled Date: Feb 27, 2021 (Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique)

Family: Discovering Dvořák
Jan 10, 2021
Rescheduled Date: Aug 8, 2021 (Family: Beethoven the Bold)

Cloud Cult
Jan, 18-19, 2021
Rescheduled Dates: Sep 9-10, 2021

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra
Jan, 22-24, 2021
Rescheduled Dates: Oct 8-10, 2021

Ingrid Fliter Plays Mozart
Jan 29-30, 2021
Rescheduled Dates: Dec 3-4, 2021

Lunar New Year Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra
Feb 12, 2021
Rescheduled Date: Feb 5, 2022

Family: Philharmonia Fantastique
Feb 21, 2021
Rescheduled Date: Aug 8, 2021 (Family: Beethoven the Bold)

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony
Feb 25-26, 2021
Rescheduled Dates: (Concert title to be announced)

Symphony in 60: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony
Feb 27, 2021
Rescheduled Date: (Concert title to be announced)

Rick Steves’ Europe–A Symphonic Journey with the Minnesota Orchestra
Mar 12-13, 2021
Rescheduled Date: Feb 18 & 20, 2022


Cancelled Concerts

All ticketholders will be notified by mail of these changes and offered a variety of options around their tickets.

  • Meditation and Music Onstage at Orchestra Hall (Apr 5, 2021)
  • Vänskä Conducts Brahms Symphony No. 3 (Apr 8-10, 2021)
  • Sensory-Friendly Concert in the Target Atrium (Apr 13, 2021)
  • Mozart, Prokofiev and Strauss (Apr 15-18, 2021)
  • Words and Music by Dan Wilson with the Minnesota Orchestra (Apr 23-24, 2021)
  • Yoga at Orchestra Hall: Musical Flow with Minnesota Orchestra Musicians (Apr 25, 2021)
  • Chamber Music: REFLECTIONS (Apr 25, 2021)
  • Bartók and Debussy (Apr 29-May 1, 2021)
  • MusicMakers (May 14, 2021)
  • König, Grieg and Schumann (May 21-22, 2021)
  • Sensory-Friendly Concert in the Target Atrium (May 22, 2021)
  • Manze, Gomyo and Tchaikovsky (May 27-29, 2021)
  • Nordic Fire: Osmo Vänskä and Truls Mørk (Jun 10-12, 2021)
  • Chamber Music: CHARACTER (Jun 13, 2021)
  • Season Finale: Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Jun 17-19, 2021)
  • Vänskä Conducts Mahler Symphony No. 9 (Jun 26-27, 2021)
  • Beethoven Festival Concert (Jul 16, 2021)
  • Beethoven's Birthday Bash (Jul 17, 2021)
  • Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (Jul 22-23, 2021)
  • Beethoven: The Artist’s Influence (Jul 24, 2021)
  • Grand Piano Spectacular (Jul 29, 2021)
  • Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto (Jul 30, 2021)
  • Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (Aug 6, 2021)
  • Family Concert: Beethoven the Bold (Aug 8, 2021)



The Minnesota Orchestra will continue to come to you through live TV broadcasts on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-MN), live radio broadcasts on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, and livestreamed and on-demand concerts at All offered for free, affording wide and easy access for all.

Receive free on-demand access to these concerts on our streaming site.

Musicians will be physically distanced onstage.



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