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Home for the Holidays

About This Concert

Now in its third year, this merry mix of storytelling, carols and comedy speaks to the meaning of family, Christmas and home, with a uniquely Minnesotan twist.

Celebrate the season with a hilariously heartwarming event featuring Minnesota’s favorite storyteller, Kevin Kling. Led by Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra, Kling and special local guest performers illuminate the joy of the season through music, only-in-Minnesota traditions, the power of family and the story of a lost mitten.

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Kevin Kling, narrator
  • Christina Baldwin, ensemble
  • Robert O. Berdahl, ensemble
  • Greta Oglesby, ensemble
  • Huxley Westemeier, ensemble

Fun Facts

  • Huxley Westemeier and Greta Oglesby join our cast of talented Twin Cities theater stars. Minnesota audiences will recognize Greta from her lead role in Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change at the Guthrie Theater. Huxley most recently originated the role of August Rush in the world premiere of August Rush the Musical at the Paramount Theatre. 
  • Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks and acclaimed director Peter Rothstein collaborated with Kevin Kling and composers Robert Elhai and Peter Ostroushko to create this original holiday show, with additional material by Stephen Paulus as well as other seasonal favorites.
  • Kevin Kling is a Minnesota treasure who has won the prestigious Whiting Award for Drama as well as the 2012 National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

Start your own holiday family tradition! Buy one adult ticket at full price, and additional youth tickets (age 6-17) are just $12.

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts) subscription package.

Holiday

Home for the Holidays

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1593293693

1576805400

1625434493

THU DEC 19 2019 7:30pm

Other Performances

Sat Dec 14 20198pm

Sun Dec 15 20192pm

Thu Dec 19 201911am

Home For The Holidays | Photo © Courtney Perry

Home For The Holidays | Photo © Courtney Perry

Start your own holiday family tradition! Buy one adult ticket at full price, and additional youth tickets (age 6-17) are just $12.

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts) subscription package.

Plan your visit

Pre-pay Valet Parking (Save $3)


Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 5:30pm

Adoptable Dogs with MARS

Norway House, Gingerbread Decorating

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive

Santa at the Hall


All upcoming concert activities

About This Concert

Now in its third year, this merry mix of storytelling, carols and comedy speaks to the meaning of family, Christmas and home, with a uniquely Minnesotan twist.

Celebrate the season with a hilariously heartwarming event featuring Minnesota’s favorite storyteller, Kevin Kling. Led by Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra, Kling and special local guest performers illuminate the joy of the season through music, only-in-Minnesota traditions, the power of family and the story of a lost mitten.

Read More:

Program Notes PDF

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Kevin Kling, narrator
  • Christina Baldwin, ensemble
  • Robert O. Berdahl, ensemble
  • Greta Oglesby, ensemble
  • Huxley Westemeier, ensemble

Fun Facts

  • Huxley Westemeier and Greta Oglesby join our cast of talented Twin Cities theater stars. Minnesota audiences will recognize Greta from her lead role in Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change at the Guthrie Theater. Huxley most recently originated the role of August Rush in the world premiere of August Rush the Musical at the Paramount Theatre. 
  • Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks and acclaimed director Peter Rothstein collaborated with Kevin Kling and composers Robert Elhai and Peter Ostroushko to create this original holiday show, with additional material by Stephen Paulus as well as other seasonal favorites.
  • Kevin Kling is a Minnesota treasure who has won the prestigious Whiting Award for Drama as well as the 2012 National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Thursday December 19 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

MARS

Adoptable Dogs with MARS

When: 5:30-7:15pm
Where: Target Atrium
Midwest Animal Rescue Services is bringing in wonderful dogs who are available for adoption. Come spend some time getting to know them!

Norway House

Norway House, Gingerbread Decorating

When: 5:30-7:15pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
As the window to contemporary Norway, Norway House is a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that partners with businesses, organizations, and the community to celebrate a shared heritage. Join us for gingerbread house decorating!

Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

Simpson Housing Services Pajama and Coffee Drive

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Donate new or gently used pajamas and ground coffee (no pods please) to support Simpson Housing Services, a local nonprofit that helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness find the housing, support, and shelter they need in a time of crisis. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.

Holiday Caroling with G. Phillip Shoultz, III

Holiday Caroling with G. Phillip Shoultz, III

When: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
VocalEssence Associate Conductor G Phillip Shoultz, III will lead patrons in a Christmas Carol sing-a-long! Come join in the holiday fun!