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Due to recent health concerns, we are postponing our It's in the Bag! event until Summer 2020.
More details to come.

See a letter from our President Mary Ella Pratte HERE regarding FRIENDS and Covid-19.

This is the main fundraising event of FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra, with proceeds to support our award-winning music education programs, Kinder Konzerts, Kinder Konzerts on the Road, Meet A Musician/ACCENT, and Young Artist Competition.

Silent Auction with carefully-curated handbags and goods, intriguing gift certificates, and unique party experiences will be offered for bidding. Enjoy a Mai Tai as you partake of guilt-free shopping for a good cause.

The auction will be followed by a delicious luncheon with a performance by 2016 Young Artist Competition Grand Prize winner, pianist Kyle Orth; Classical MPR’s Brian Newhouse is our always-entertaining keynote speaker.

It’s in the Bag! culminates with a drawing for the winners of our three fabulous raffle prizes:

Grand Prize: winner’s pick of one of 32 exotic and exciting destination experiences
Second Prize: Private suite to a Lynx game for 22 guests
Third Prize: One-of-a-kind designer necklace

Information about purchasing raffle tickets coming soon.

Tickets and Sponsorships

It’s in the Bag! offers Sponsorships at the following levels:

Stylish Sponsor $1,000
($640 is tax-deductible)

Trendsetter Sponsor $2,500
($2,140 is tax-deductible)

Key Influencer Sponsor $5,000
($4,640 is tax-deductible)

Kinder Konzerts Grand Sponsor $10,000
($9,640 is tax-deductible)

Please contact the office with questions: 612.371.5694 or friends@friendsofmnorch.org

Kinder Konzerts Grand Sponsors


Key Influencer Sponsors

Teri E. Popp

Mary Ella Pratte

Irene Suddard

Georgia Thompson

Trendsetter Sponsors

Nan Nelson

Mary Hershberger Thun

Stylish Sponsors

Linda Bartling

Margaret Bracken

Katherine Galligan

Jodene Marquis

Becky Odland

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