Minnesota Orchestra at Home

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At Home Performances with Musicians

Orchestra Hall may be temporarily closed, but Minnesota Orchestra musicians are still practicing and performing and 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.

2-Minute Classical Music Break

Do you need a 2-minute classical music break, or do you miss seeing your favorite Minnesota Orchestra musicians’ faces? We’ve compiled a playlist of video clips from some of the 2019-20 season’s best moments so far.


Live on Facebook

Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducts the Minnesota Public Radio 50th Anniversary Celebration! Watch our very first Facebook live broadcast, recorded in November 2017, with host Brian Newhouse from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

American Nomad

Enjoy this stream of American Nomad, a concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Steve Heitzeg, featuring Charles Lazarus and the Minnesota Orchestra, recorded at Orchestra Hall in January 2019.


Live recording of Minnesota Orchestra on Classical MPR

Recorded Live

"Welcome to Orchestra Hall for a live, history-in-the-making broadcast with the Minnesota Orchestra..." That's how Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Melissa Ousley introduced our March 13 broadcast-only performance with conductor Juanjo Mena and pianist Kirill Gerstein.

Listen on demand


Join our 140,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and add our vast recording library to your rotation. Learn what our musicians are listening to with curated playlists, like Assistant Librarian Valerie Little's chronological journey through her favorite pieces.

Listen on Spotify



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.

Perfect Square by Charles Lazarus

Enjoy an animated film inspired by Michael Hall’s book Perfect Square, with original music by Minnesota Orchestra trumpet player Charles Lazarus, commissioned by FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra.


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