As a member organization of MERSC (Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council), the Minnesota Orchestra is pleased to offer 50% off select concerts to other MERSC members and their employees. Simply choose a concert listed below and enter the MERSC promo code to have the discount automatically applied to your order. Choose your seats using the 50% off price type.

Eligible Concerts

About This Concert

South African soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joins the Minnesota Chorale for a moving program that includes Sibelius’ atmospheric tone poem and Vaughan Williams’ lush cantata.


The Swan of Tuonela / 10 min

Cello Concerto [U.S. Premiere] / 25 min


Dona Nobis Pacem / 40 min


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Fun Facts

  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye, bass-baritone Dashon Burton, the Minnesota Chorale, the Gauteng Choristers and singers from 29:11 join the Orchestra for Ralph Vaughan Williams' lush, enchanting cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem.
  • Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye joined the Minnesota Orchestra for Sommerfest and a groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018, performing as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in the world premiere of Bongani Ndodana-Breen’s Harmonia Ubuntu. She is featured again as a soloist in the Orchestra’s Música Juntos Sommerfest series in 2019.
  • The Chicago Tribune hails composer Brett Dean as “...a voice of fertile imagination, originality and expressive subtlety.”
  • Dean’s Cello Concerto, which will receive its U.S. premiere at these concerts, was co-commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • The late-Romantic and early modernist composer Sibelius was so beloved by his native Finland that his face appeared on the 100-mark banknote until Finland adopted the Euro in 2002.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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

Complete event details

All seating subject to availability and may vary by performance. Normal service charges apply. Available while supplies last and may not be combined with any other offer. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Top-priced seating sections not eligible.