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Cozy up with your kids around the laptop for an encore performance of Vänskä Conducts Mozart the Adventurer! All through his life, Mozart was a musical adventurer, always wanting to play with new ideas. This concert explores his experiments and music from composers who were his greatest influences.

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Additional Activities

Get ready for the concert or deepen your experience afterward with our supplementary materials:

  • Tune in to Instagram Live with Musicians on July 14 11am. You'll hear a musician demonstrate their instrument and answer your questions!
  • Activity Suggestions: Find inspiration for creating a multisensory experience at home with activity suggestions that can be developed for all ages
  • Curriculum: Explore composer and artist biographies, program notes, and music education activities designed for students in grades 3-6
  • Listening Guide: Discover tips highlighting what to listen for during the concert and suggestions for engaging with the music through movement

This concert will remain available for viewing on the Minnesota Orchestra website up to 45 days after its initial release. It was programmed for students in grades 3-6, but all ages are welcome to view the program and enjoy the activities.

 

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At a Glance

Join local trivia host Brian Ward and Minnesota Orchestra musicians on Zoom for a special trivia game testing your knowledge of all things music—both classical and beyond. This event is free, but registration is required.

More Details

  • Brian Ward has been absorbing and disseminating trivial facts since he was child. He believes knowledge is infinite, and that everyone knows a lot about something. His trivia is devoted to identifying and revealing exactly that! In his spare time, he leads the lobbying effort to make bar trivia an Olympic sport for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.
  • Each week, Brian will be joined by a pair of Minnesota Orchestra musicians, who will play excerpts and share their insights on the trivia questions.
  • Games can be viewed on Zoom, with answers submitted on the Kahoot app. The top three teams each week will win a prize, as will the top three teams over the course of the entire series.
  • We recommend that you get two devices ready before attending:

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Cozy up with your kids around the laptop for an encore performance of Stories in Music! See how some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them.

Artists

Get ready for the concert or deepen your experience afterward with our supplementary materials:

Additional Activities

  • Tune in to Instagram Live with Musicians on July 21 11am. You'll hear a musician demonstrate their instrument and answer your questions!
  • Activity Suggestions (link coming soon): Find inspiration for creating a multisensory experience at home with activity suggestions that can be developed for all ages
  • Curriculum: Explore composer and artist biographies, program notes, and music education activities designed for students in grades 3-6
  • Listening Guide: Discover tips highlighting what to listen for during the concert and suggestions for engaging with the music through movement

This concert will remain available for viewing on the Minnesota Orchestra website up to 45 days after its initial release. It was programmed for students in grades 3-6, but all ages are welcome to view the program and enjoy the activities.

Event details

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Cozy up with your kids around the laptop for an encore performance of Discovering Great Melodies! Here's the concert to learn why some melodies are so wonderfully memorable. Investigate the five key components to an unforgettable melody–rhythm, mood, communication, repetition and, our favorite, the element of surprise.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Katherine Condon, host

Additional Activities

Get ready for the concert or deepen your experience afterward with our supplementary materials:

  • Tune in to Instagram Live with Musicians on July 28 11am. You'll hear a musician demonstrate their instrument and answer your questions!
  • Activity Suggestions: Find inspiration for creating a multisensory experience at home with activity suggestions that can be developed for all ages
  • Curriculum: Explore composer and artist biographies, program notes, and music education activities designed for students in grades 3-6
  • Listening Guide: Discover tips highlighting what to listen for during the concert and suggestions for engaging with the music through movement

This concert will remain available for viewing on the Minnesota Orchestra website up to 45 days after its initial release. It was programmed for students in grades 3-6, but all ages are welcome to view the program and enjoy the activities.

Event details