Listen to Perfect Square! 

FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra is one of the few organizations in the country that commissions orchestral music for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. The score was composed by Charles Lazarus, Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter. The story, Perfect Square, was written and illustrated by local author, Michael Hall. This was narrated and performed live for thousands of children during the 2014-15 Kinder Konzerts season.

Registration for the 2017-17 season will begin in May, 2017. For remaining dates this season please contact our office to register. The following dates and times are still available:

Monday, March 27 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am (groups of 20 or less, otherwise full)
Monday, May 1 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
Monday, May 8 @ 10:50 am (group of 25 or less)

Parents, Grandparents, etc. we love having you bring children to Kinder Konzerts! To reserve your tickets please visit our Checkout Page, purchase your tickets and in the notes section indicate the date and time you wish to come. Our office will confirm with you within 1-3 business days that your reservation was received.
Openings are (for groups under 30):
January 13 @ 10:50 am
February 13 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
February 24 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
March 13 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
March 27 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
April 28 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
May 1 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am
May 8 @ 9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am

Some times and dates can accommodate more children than others. Please email or call our office with any questions and we will get your child or group scheduled. 612.371.5694

About Kinder Konzerts: In October, 2016 Kinder Konzerts will be entering its 37th season, Kinder Konzerts is an educational program designed for 4-5 year-old children (parents have a great time, too!)


These fun and innovative concert experiences are a great introduction to classical music for young children. Four and five year-olds are invited onstage with Minnesota Orchestra musicians to enjoy lively music. They will be introduced to eight orchestral instruments and hear a musical retelling of The Tin Forest with music composed by Steven Heitzeg, commissioned by FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Prior to going on stage all children participate in a Sound Factory, a guided workshop where children are taught a musical concept while encouraged to touch, play and make sounds with instruments.

Who can participate? All schools, day cares, and individuals are invited to bring their 4 & 5 year-old children. Advanced registration is required.

Is there a teacher/parent workshop? Yes! There are two workshops to choose from:
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:30 am – Noon
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:30 am – 11:30 am

*The workshop fee is $20 per attendee. Teachers will receive a clock hours certificate

What is the Cost? Tickets are $6 per person.

Three NEW Program Times: The Kinder Konzerts program is approximately 70 minutes long and is offered at 3 possible start times on each available date:

9:30 am – 10:40 am
10:10 am – 11:20 am
10:50 am – 12:10 pm

*If you have any questions please contact our office at 612.371.5694, or email gro.hcronmnull@sdneirf.