Stories in Music — Young People's Concert

Wednesday, November 29, 2017Friday, December 1, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall

1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2406

Concert dates:

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 — 10am
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 — 11:35am
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 – 10am
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:35am
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10am
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:35am
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 10am
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 11:35am
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 10am
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:35am

Homeschool workshop

Minnesota Orchestra offers a homeschool workshop at Orchestra Hall several weeks prior to most Young People’s Concerts. Material and activities are presented by a licensed teacher and include a mix of information about the hall, what to expect on the field trip, and what to listen for during the concert. Workshops are participatory, interactive and free of charge for registered concert attendees.

  • Monday, October 30, 2017 — 10am-11:30am
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 — 10am-11:30am

Minnesota Orchestra
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them.

Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty.

Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.

Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts are an outstanding arts experience that is both educational and engaging. Each Young People’s Concert focuses on a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme, that is supported by free online preparation materials and multi-disciplinary performance elements.

Curriculum materials are available approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the concert from

Cost per child/student: $6.25
Cost per adult/educator: $6.25

Target grade level: recommended for 3rd–6th grades

Reservations: Reserve online at
All orders must have at least 1 child/student (ages 1–17 years) and at least 1 accompanying adult/educator.

Accessibility The Minnesota Orchestra strives to make its performances accessible to all patrons. Please request accommodations when making your reservation.

For more information,, contact Chris Johnson, Manager of Group Sales and VIP Services, at 612-371-5671 or youngpeoples(at) or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Orchestra for the most current information.