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Young People's Concerts


Turn Orchestra Hall into your own personal classroom.

Young People’s Concerts are interactive and highly engaging musical experiences tailored specifically for teachers, students, and families. Each concert features the full Minnesota Orchestra and explores a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme. And this year, the 2020-21 Young People's Concert season will move to a digital format, available for free on-demand viewing.

We’ll Help You Prepare

We'll provide all the tools you need to provide an enriching, productive and fun adventure for your students. You'll have access to concert-specific curricula and our free Interactive Guide to the Orchestra to ensure your students get the most out of the trip. For each concert, one of our musicians and education staff members will be on hand for a pre-concert workshop and a post-concert Q&A via Zoom. Look at the event detail page of your concert for more details as we near the date of the concert.

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Upcoming Young People's Concerts

At a Glance

This concert is recommended for grades 1-6.

Go on a musical journey to meet animals and experience their habitats!

Musical Menagerie will invite viewers to connect music with animals—thanks to a partnership with The Minnesota Zoo—in a live concert that presents a variety of composers and styles of music as well as unique film elements and guests from the Zoo. Available via livestream and on-demand, and presented in partnership with Twin Cities PBS (TPT).

Program TBD

Get ready for the concert or deepen your experience afterward with our concert curriculum and additional activity suggestions (coming soon).

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Young People’s Concerts Are Supported By:

Individual Donors

  • Vi Victoria Deiro*
  • Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

Corporate Donors

                    

Event details

At a Glance

This concert is recommended for grades 3-6.

Here’s an intriguing question: How do composers put together musical building blocks—tonal and rhythmic patterns, combinations of harmonies, melodies, textures and more—to communicate with audiences?

Students will find answers in the melodies Rossini used to mark separate sections of his high-spirited Barber of Seville Overture, and in Schubert’s way of introducing a melody, then breaking it down and moving it around within the orchestra. Taking Shostakovich as an example, percussionists will demonstrate the recurring patterns and accents, steady beats and bars that make up meter. Finally, students will show their own skills in recognizing all these elements in Chávez's Aztec-themed Sinfonía india.

Program

ROSSINI
Overture to The Barber of Seville / 7 min

SCHUBERT
Allegro moderato, from Symphony in B minor, Unfinished / 3 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 / 4 min

CHÁVEZ
Sinfonía india / 11 min

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra

Young People’s Concerts Are Supported By:

Individual Donors

  • Vi Victoria Deiro*
  • Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

Corporate Donors

                    

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available ASL available open captioning available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Event details


 


Young People's Concerts are supported by:

Individual Donors

  • Vi Victoria Deiro*
  • Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

Corporate Donors