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Mission

FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra is a diverse group of volunteers who value orchestral music generally and the Minnesota Orchestra specifically. Through our award winning programs for children, for families, for professional musicians beginning their careers,  and for adult classical music lovers, we foster engagement with orchestral music and our Orchestra, now and going forward.

Meet A Musician/ACCENT

This series provides music lovers with a unique opportunity to meet a Minnesota Orchestra musician, conductor, or composer informally and in a small-group situation.

Kinder Konzerts

Our flagship Kinder Konzerts program reaches over 6,000 pre-school children, parents, and teachers in an average year. For many children, this is the very first exposure to orchestral instruments, classical music, and Orchestra Hall. In 2020-21, FRIENDS developed a virtual version of Kinder Konzerts, including engaging online videos and a companion kit of musical instruments and activities for home, school. and public libraries.

Young Artist Competition

Launching the careers of many renowned musicians is FRIENDS’ Young Artist Competition. The next Young Artist Competition will take place in 2022.

Check out Kinder Konzerts at your local library

FRIENDS is partnering with public libraries throughout Minnesota to bring Kinder Konzerts (and thus the Minnesota Orchestra) to more children.  Through our Virtual Kinder Konzerts lessons and now Kinder Konzerts in a Bag, we’ll keep the music playing for Minnesota children.  More about this program here.

Mission

FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra is a diverse group of volunteers who value orchestral music generally and the Minnesota Orchestra specifically. Through our award winning programs for children, for families, for professional musicians beginning their careers,  and for adult classical music lovers, we foster engagement with orchestral music and our Orchestra, now and going forward.

Kinder Konzerts

Our flagship Kinder Konzerts program reaches over 6,000 pre-school children, parents, and teachers in an average year. For many children, this is the very first exposure to orchestral instruments, classical music, and Orchestra Hall. In 2020-21, FRIENDS developed a virtual version of Kinder Konzerts, including engaging online videos and a companion kit of musical instruments and activities for home, school. and public libraries.

Meet A Musician/ACCENT

This series provides music lovers with a unique opportunity to meet a Minnesota Orchestra musician, conductor, or composer informally and in a small-group situation.

Young Artist Competition

Launching the careers of many renowned musicians is FRIENDS’ Young Artist Competition.The next Young Artist Competition will take place in 2022.

Mission

FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra is a diverse group of volunteers who value orchestral music generally and the Minnesota Orchestra specifically. Through our award winning programs for children, for families, for professional musicians beginning their careers,  and for adult classical music lovers, we foster engagement with orchestral music and our Orchestra, now and going forward.

Kinder Konzerts

Our flagship Kinder Konzerts program reaches over 6,000 pre-school children, parents, and teachers in an average year. For many children, this is the very first exposure to orchestral instruments, classical music, and Orchestra Hall. In 2020-21, FRIENDS developed a virtual version of Kinder Konzerts, including engaging online videos and a companion kit of musical instruments and activities for home, school. and public libraries.

Meet A Musician/ACCENT

This series provides music lovers with a unique opportunity to meet a Minnesota Orchestra musician, conductor, or composer informally and in a small-group situation.

Young Artist Competition

Launching the careers of many renowned musicians is FRIENDS’ Young Artist Competition.The next Young Artist Competition will take place in 2022.

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