Minnesota Orchestra

Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the summer! The Minnesota Orchestra is back with the annual free pops concert at Lake Park.

The Minnesota Orchestra is recognized for distinguished performances in its home state and around the world, award-winning recordings and broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. Led by Music Director Designate Thomas Søndergård and founded in 1903, the ensemble has a long history of touring, and in 2018 became the first professional U.S. orchestra to perform in South Africa. The Orchestra’s recordings and broadcasts have drawn acclaim since the 1920s, including the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance. Its current ongoing recording project is a series of Gustav Mahler’s ten symphonies, of which nine have been recorded and seven albums released. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orchestra has intensified its digital offerings, including the launch of This Is Minnesota Orchestra, a series of television and online broadcasts that has earned two Upper Midwest Emmy Award nominations. In July and August the Orchestra offers Summer at Orchestra Hall, a festival guided by pianist and Creative Partner Jon Kimura Parker that in 2022 is exploring the music and influence of Ludwig van Beethoven.


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