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Family Concerts

Minnesota Orchestra family concerts offer a perfect opportunity to get your family together for a special outing. Enjoy cherished holiday music, go on a musical adventure or learn about music in a fun way.

Save up to 25% with a Create Your Own family concert series

Sensory Friendly 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).

Artists

 

  

 

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

Enjoy performances by a musician or small ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and talented guest musicians from the audience during this concert experience designed for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra musicians to be announced
  • Lyndie Walker, host

Did You Know?

  • Concerts take place in a relaxed environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music with family and friends.
  • Fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, and quiet spaces are available at all Sensory-Friendly Concerts, and attendees can also access online preparatory materials (available four weeks before the concert).
  • Stand-alone chairs provide for flexible seating and open space is available for those who wish to sit on the floor or move around the room.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsor

PNC

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

At a Glance

Enjoy performances by a musician or small ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and talented guest musicians from the audience during this concert experience designed for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities.

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra musicians to be announced
  • Lyndie Walker, host

Did You Know?

  • Concerts take place in a relaxed environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music with family and friends.
  • Fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, and quiet spaces are available at all Sensory-Friendly Concerts, and attendees can also access online preparatory materials (available four weeks before the concert).
  • Stand-alone chairs provide for flexible seating and open space is available for those who wish to sit on the floor or move around the room.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

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

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsor

PNC

Event details