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Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Music can ease anxiety and light us with joy.

Take a moment to feel the power of music.

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At Home Performances with Musicians

Minnesota Orchestra musicians want to continue to share their music with you. Enjoy this ongoing series of small concerts created for all of us, directly from our musicians’ homes.

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Sound Check

Hosts Anthony Ross and Gabriel Campos Zamora continued "Sound Check" with special guests violinist Benjamin Beilman and Minnesota Orchestra's Principal Viola, Rebecca Albers.

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To the Class of 2020: Let's Celebrate

Here’s our special standing ovation for the Class of 2020! Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra have recorded Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance from their homes—and now it is available for virtual commencement ceremonies.

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Skeleton Key: Lockdown Edition

We proudly present our latest collaboration with Dessa—Skeleton Key: Lockdown Edition! Arranged and mixed by Andy Thompson, with video editing by Frank Merchlewitz.

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Recorded Live

We're excited to launch an encore series of Minnesota Orchestra radio broadcasts, now available for on-demand streaming. Check back each week for a new concert recording!

2019 Season Opening

Gerstein Plays Rachmaninoff

Barber, Copland and Shaw

SAINT-SAËNS VIOLIN CONCERTO

Yoga Playlists on Spotify

Are you looking for music to pair with your at-home yoga practice? We have two 30-minute playlists of relaxing music and one 60-minute playlist for a more intense, energizing class, all curated by Orchestra musicians!

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Let's Go On A Musical Journey!

Minnesota Orchestra musicians are from around the world. Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Principal Bassoon Fei Xie have shared ways to explore the music of Finland and China without leaving home.

Guide to the Orchestra

Calling students of all ages! Take a moment to learn about the instruments that make up an orchestra. Minnesota Orchestra musicians demonstrate how their instruments work and play some of their favorite pieces.

 

Make Your Own Instruments

In the era of do-it-yourself, we've now got you covered for make-at-home instruments. Our guide lets you tailor each activity to items you have around the house. We can't wait to hear the music you and your family ensemble create!

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Exploring Emotions

As you’ll see when you listen to our new playlist, music can be a great tour guide if you’re looking to go on a journey exploring joy, sadness, surprise, and the other emotions that live inside your mind and body.

 

Coloring Pages for All!

Fun for kids of all ages: we hope you'll take a moment to relax and color with us. Try out some of our favorite designs from Young People's Concerts and our new coloring page that lets you fill in the stage at Orchestra Hall!

Practice Tips from a Pro

Associate Principal Flute Greg Milliren shares how to organize your practice time and maximize results. Check back soon for more practice tips from Orchestra musicians from a variety of sections!

 
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The Minnesota Orchestra opens hearts, evokes emotions and celebrates connections. Your support today ensures that we can continue to be here now and when we gather again.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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