Beer currently in production and we need a name PRONTO!

Boom Island Brewing Company will be releasing a new Belgian-style beer as a gesture of support to the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. The Musicians would like to thank Kevin  & Qiuxia Welch, a couple who are both freelance horn players and have recently started their award-winning Boom Island Brewery, for this special offer! They will donate $1 per bottle from the sale of this specially-created brew to the Musicians. The beer will possibly be on tap at local establishments as well (more details to come as they develop).

“Support-the-Musicians-Beer” needs a name worthy of this unique and welcome tribute. The contest prizes include:a Sibelius CD (yes, the hard to find Grammy Nominated CD!), a Support the Musicians T-Shirt and/or a Boom Island T-shirt and a sample pack of Boom Island’s Belgian-style beers.

Contestants should send their entires to:
Please include: Beer Name Entry, Your name,Your email & Your phone number. Deadline for entries is Midnight on January 30, 2013. The Judges will make a decision based on entry time and date in the case of duplicates. You may enter more than once, with a limit of three times. LoMoMO, spouses & family, and employees of Boom Island are not permitted to enter.

Details of the special brew:
Color: Very Light Copper
Flavor: Moderate to Assertive Hop Bitterness with slight clove-like esters
Mouthfeel: Light and Crisp with a dry finish
Approx 6% ABV

Brewmaster Kevin says, “Let’s raise a glass and get the Minnesota Orchestra Musicians back on the concert stage! Cheers!”

Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are available for the Grammy Celebration Concert hosted by Mayor R.T. Rybak and long-time orchestra benefactor, Judy Dayton.

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will be conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä in a performance of Sibelius Symphonies No. 2 and 5. Please join us!

Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m., at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium. Tickets, priced at: $20, $40, and $60

Buy tickets here or call (612) 343-3390.

Osmo Vänskä to Conduct Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra at February 1, Grammy Celebration Concert

Tickets available starting Monday, January 14 at noon

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minnesota Orchestra benefactor Judy Dayton announced today that Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä has accepted their invitation to conduct the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra at a community celebration of the orchestra’s nomination for a Grammy Award. The Musicians are honored by the invitation and look forward to performing Sibelius for our audience.

Tickets to the community celebration will go on sale starting at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, at or by calling (612) 343-3390. Tickets will be available for $20, $40 and $60.

The celebration will take place in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013.

“Judy Dayton and I are very excited that Osmo Vänskä and the Musicians will offer a surely unforgettable performance of the Grammy-nominated works at the community celebration,” said Mayor Rybak.

“Now it’s time for this community to put its money where its mouth is. I’m getting my tickets on Monday, and I encourage everyone who loves Minneapolis music and arts to do the same — and to join me in buying a copy of the recording as well.”

The Minnesota Orchestra has been nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards for its recording of Jean Sibelius’ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5, conducted by Osmo Vänskä and released by the Swedish label BIS Records. The winner in the category will be announced on February 10.

Copies of the Grammy-nominated recording are available for purchase on the Minnesota Orchestra website at

Concert Information to come soon!

The announcement yesterday was exciting news for us!
As a result, we don’t have the details of the concert in place.
You can sign up for our newsletter here to receive up to the
minute information, or you can check back to the website.
We expect ticketing to be in place early next week.
We are honored by Mayor R.T. Rybak and Judy Dayton’s  invitation
to this event and look forward to performing Sibelius for you!

Thank you for your support,
The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

Musicians Accept Mayor Rybak and Judy Dayton’s Invitation to Join Osmo Vänskä on Stage for Concert

The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are honored to be invited by Mayor R.T. Rybak and Orchestra benefactor Judy Dayton to perform at a Grammy celebration concert on February 1st, 2013.

The Musicians recognize the significance this Grammy nomination holds for our community and the Orchestra’s reputation, as well as the importance of joining Osmo Vänskä  in performing these Sibelius works for our audience.

“This is a tremendous gesture by the Mayor and Ms. Dayton,” Principal Trombonist Doug Wright said.  “It will be the Musicians’ distinct honor to accept their invitation and join our Music Director on stage for a performance of these Grammy-nominated works for our community.  It should be a concert to remember.”

Happy New Year!

With high hopes for returning to work serving our community in the New Year, the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra thank you for your incredible support during the past year. We are deeply grateful and wish you all the very best for the coming year.