Outreach Performances in our Community

The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra began performances at the Simpson House Overnight Services in South Minneapolis as a part of our mission to bring great music to all in our community. On April 23, a string quartet of Joanne Opgenorth, Helen Chang Haertzen, Sifei Cheng, Katja Linfield, and flutist Wendy Williams played selections of Mozart, Gershwin, and assorted tangos for a post-dinner concert.

On June 19, our mighty Minnesota Orchestra bassoon section, John Miller, Mark Kelley, Christopher Marshall, Norbert Nielubowski, delighted the audience with selections both serious and silly. It is an honor to connect with these audiences and we look forward to more performances being planned at Simpson House in the fall.

Two of our musicians, Pam Arnstein and Kate Nettleman, the Hi-Lo String Duo, participated in Minnesota’s very first Sensory Friendly Concert, in partnership with the Musical Autist and Toneworks. The concert was geared towards and showcased young adults on the autism spectrum, with features including low volume and soft lighting. For more information about further concerts like this, please visit http://www.themusicalautist.org/

Starry, Starry Night: Season Opening Gala

Friday, September 5, 6 pm

Join us and star soprano Renée Fleming for a spectacular gala concert, a one-night-only performance benefiting the Minnesota Orchestra!

RENÉE FLEMING © Decca/Andrew Accles

RENÉE FLEMING © Decca/Andrew Accles

Sponsor tickets of $1,000 and $500, which include a private reception with Ms. Fleming and Osmo Vänskä, are on sale now! Tickets at the $250, $100, and $75 level are on sale to subscribers now and are available to the public starting July 25 at 5 pm. All tickets include a champagne toast, starry desserts and musical delights.

Ticket buyers at the $250, $500 and $1,000 level will be invited to a private chamber concert given by the members of the Minnesota Orchestra with Music Director Osmo Vänskä at Orchestra Hall on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm. For more information and tickets, see www.minnesotaorchestra.org/stars

Chamber Program Details:
Mozart: Quartet in F for Oboe and String, KV 370
John Snow, oboe
Rebecca Corruccini, violin
Gareth Zehngut, viola
Beth Rapier, cello

Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, opus 114
Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Tony Ross, cello
Tim Lovelace, piano

Celebrate in style a season of grand new beginnings and join us for a heavenly evening to remember!

For more information and tickets, see www.minnesotaorchestra.org/stars