Olympic Inspiration — Young People's Concert

Wednesday, January 17, 2018Thursday, January 18, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall

1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2406

Concert dates:

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 10am
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 11:35am
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 10am
  • Thursday, January 18, 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, December 11, 2017 — 10am-11:30am

Minnesota Orchestra
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor

Experience Minnesota's top athletes of the concert stage.

Just as top athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul will inspire the world with their feats, Orchestra musicians will draw “wow” responses in this concert of Olympic-inspired works, showcasing connections between winter sports and core elements of music.

Articulation and texture will receive special focus, as students explore staccato with Vivaldi’s Winter and legato in Waldteufel’s Skaters’ Waltz, and compare the textures of two lush Dvořák works, the solo-voiced Cello Concerto, performed by FRIENDS competition winner Brannon Cho, and the full-orchestra New World Symphony—much like comparing the individual performance in the luge event to the finely-tuned team effort in hockey.

Also notable: John Williams’ exciting Olympic Fanfare and Theme, composed for the 1984 Olympics, and a surprise birthday salute to a conductor of Olympic proportions.

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 minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/teachers-students-and-parents/young-peoples-concerts/curriculum.

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

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

Reservations: Reserve online at boxoffice.minnesotaorchestra.org/cart/forms/order_yp_1718.aspx.
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)mnorch.org or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/teachers-students-and-parents/young-peoples-concerts.


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