Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra – Winter Concert: Passions

In our 30th anniversary season, we celebrate the stories, gifts, and lessons we share with each generation of music makers and music lovers. From the rolling brooks of Beethoven’s pastoral sixth symphony to the spiritual metamorphosis of Duke Ellington’s River Suite, two hundred years of nature music captivate us with stories told in sound. Fanfares, chorals, Beethovenian heroism and a panoply of percussion instruments make Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony: Eroica an absolute romp. The MPO then joins forces with One Voice Mixed Chorus for the premier of a new work by Nathan Hall. Finally, Tchaikovsky’s passionate Symphony No. 6, which the composer called “the most sincere of all my creations,” is an emotional epic, pouring forth with wonder, joy, fury, and lament – passionate in every sense of the word.

Derina Harvey Band

The Derina Harvey Band’s has left many an audience out of breath and hollering from their seats! This high-energy Celtic Rock group delivers on entertainment with Derina Harvey’s soaring vocals combined with the band’s impeccable musicianship featuring guitar, bass, fiddle, and drums. The band has been likened to Great Big Sea (if fronted by Adele), and Derina’s vibrant personality is on full display with humour and storytelling – a key part of this unique show, which is as theatrical at times as it is musical. You’ll hear a wide variety of pieces in their show, including rollicking sea shanties, lively instrumentals, and an emotive solo ballad. The musical selections are interspersed with snippets of storytelling, bringing Derina’s charm and unique brand of humor center stage.

B2Wins Present – Music: Reimagined

Fun loving Twin brothers present “Top 40 From the Last 40.”  Four decades of the music you know and love with a unique twist. This unforgettable, engaging show is all ages and features one of a kind renditions of everything from Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong to Dua Lipa, Michael Jackson to Daft Punk. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and take your soul on a feel good ride through the chart topping hits of Americana. Check out a clip of B2Wins performing here.Pronounced B-Twins, this high energy entertainment group continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique renditions of crowd favorites and engaging, uplifting live show that targets the masses. Led by charismatic Twin brothers from Brazil, they combine a plethora of genres into a feel good performance that is equal parts rock concert, dance party, jam session and vacation for the soul.Growing up in the violent, impoverished slums of Rio De Janeiro, the Twins began playing classical music on violins their father handmade. They used music as an escape from their reality and began teaching others in their neighborhood to do the same. After being featured on National Public Radio, the Twins were invited to the US on full ride music scholarships in 2008.After performing over 1,000 shows around the world the past decade, the B2wins continue to cultivate a loyal fan base wherever they perform. From hip-hop heads to jazz aficionados, pop enthusiasts and ravers, rockers to reggae fans, all find common ground together with the B2wins. Using music as the tool, the B2wins are on a mission to make the world smile.

FREE University of St. Thomas Bands in Concert

FREE event but seats reserved. Symphonic Band – Dr. Douglas OrzolekSymphonic Wind Ensemble – Dr. Matthew George, ConductorFeaturing Colombian Guest Conductor, Dr. Patricia Vanegas Ruiz

Cantus and Cantus in Concert

Cantus joins forces with Cantus, the Norwegian women’s choir of the same name, for a can’t-miss concert of audience favorites! Perhaps best known to American audiences for their musical contributions to Disney’s Frozen, the Trondheim-based Cantus is an award-winning 30-member chorus under the direction of Tove Ramlo-Ystad. Continuing our popular format of collaborative concerts, both ensembles will sing separately and together, offering audience members of all ages a rich and varied concert experience that highlights the versatility of vocal music!  

Great Northern Union Choirs Alive!

Join us for the next “ChoirsAlive!” Festival, hosted by Great Northern Union. “ChoirsAlive!” is a choral singing festival celebrating the resilience and common humanity of choirs as a vital part of the resilience of communities.The goal of “ChoirsAlive!” is to bring a community of choirs together to lift voices in celebration of their resilience and common purpose, welcoming singers of all gender identities.   2022 Choirs: ONEVOICE Mixed Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, See Change Treble Choir, KNOWN. MPLS, ComMUSICation and Hosted by Great Northern UnionAs one of the top men’s barbershop choruses, we formally adopted a goal to move beyond our all-male legacy and to use exquisite harmony to cooperate unselfishly and express their authentic selves.With “ChoirsAlive!” we are sure that we can use harmony as a healing practice and connector for all individuals and communities.Starting with the Twin Cities area, our goal is to collaborate with more chorus groups to empower all communities, all genders, all people.  

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra – Fall Concert Openings

Fanfares, marches, and jubilant melodies open our 30th anniversary season in the Festive Overture of iconic American composer William Grant Still. Nino Rota, composer of film music for The Godfather parts I and II, brings his dramatic gifts to the concert stage with the playful and lyrical Concerto for Bassoon, featuring MPO’s own Brian Hadley. And the pastoral open spaces of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 are host to dances, storms and songs of gratitude.Not able to attend in person? Click here for options.