The Symphony Ball is a time to come together and celebrate the Minnesota Orchestra and its contribution to our great community. Sponsorships provide a fun, elegant and effective way to invest in the quality of life in the Twin Cities while supporting the Minnesota Orchestra and entertaining clients and colleagues. We invite you to consider the following sponsorship and recognition opportunities and join us in support of this very special event. Download our corporate sponsorship pledge form (pdf).

Current Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Fox Rothschild
Norwest Equity Partners
Okabena Investment Services, Inc.
PNC Financial Services
Robins Kaplan, LLP
TCF Financial Corporation

Additional Support Provided by:

Felhaber Larson
HGA Architects and Engineers
The Star Tribune

If you have questions, please contact John Dunkel at 612-371-5659.

Please join us for the 2019 Symphony Ball, a gala benefiting the Minnesota Orchestra

Symphony Ball 2019

Buy $125 Partier Tickets Buy Individual Ball Tickets Buy a Table at the Ball

This spectacular show will light up the night in luminous hues as the Minnesota Orchestra takes the stage, elevating the tremendous cultural and artistic heritage of our community.

Light and sound take center stage in adventurous new ways as the night moves from the ethereal to electric, transforming the Hilton and Orchestra Hall into the night sky. The evening culminates in a world-class performance featuring music inspired by the magic of northern lights by the Minnesota Orchestra led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä.

This year's special guest artist is none other than the soulful, folk singer/songwriter Chastity Brown who will perform two pieces with the Orchestra, followed by a separate 30 minute solo set. Chastity Brown is based in Minnesota and has been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the US and abroad, appearing on the UK’s Later…with Jools Holland.

Chastity Brown
Special guest artist Chastity Brown | Photo © Nate Ryan


Join us for dinner with the musicians and a unique auction experience at the Hilton before the show or join the party at Orchestra Hall with a champagne hour before the musician curated program, featuring an exciting guest artist. Orchestra Hall will then be transformed with light as the night continues with dancing, music, drinks and desserts.

This 63rd-annual Ball, which is the Orchestra’s most significant annual fundraising event, is chaired by Betsy Frost and Charlie Anderson, with Honorary Chair Marilyn Carlson Nelson.

The Minnesota Orchestra performs at Symphony Ball


5:00 PM Dinner Guest arrival ; welcome reception and silent auction (Hilton Hotel)
6:45 PM Dinner (Hilton Hotel)
7:30 PM Partier Guest arrival; welcome reception, performance by the "MOB" and silent auction (Orchestra Hall)
7:45 PM Live Auction (Hilton Hotel)
8:30 PM Silent Auction closes.
Dinner guests move to Orchestra Hall
9:15 PM Minnesota Orchestra performance featuring Chastity Brown
10:00 PM Desserts and Dancing begins with Synergy Dance Band
10:15 PM Chastity Brown solo performance
1:00 AM Event Concludes

The Orchestra Hall lobby sparkles for Symphony Ball

Join us at the Symphony Ball

Saturday the Eighth of June

Black Tie Recommended

Hilton Hotel • 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Orchestra Hall • 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Valet Parking available at Hilton Hotel


Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor:

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