Next season will feature the story Perfect Square written by local author, Michael Hall. This unique story is perfect for preschool and kindergarten-aged children (4-5). The music is specially commissioned by the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra and composed just for this program. Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter, Charles Lazarus, composed the score and we know children and adults will love it!
Kinder Konzerts is an award-winning music education program. Children participate in guided sound factories where they explore musical concepts and try instruments like a snare drum, violin, and cello. After the sound factory children sit on the Orchestra Hall stage where a small ensemble of Minnesota Orchestra musicians greet them, introduce their instruments with creative introductions, and play music. The on-stage experience culminates with the featured story narrated to the featured composition.
When ready to register please fill out the entire form and be as flexible as possible with date and time choices. Our goal is to get everyone in next season and to do that we need everyone to register as early as possible. Once the bulk of registrations have been received we will work out the final schedule (approximately end of June) and confirm your date and time.
Please be as accurate as possible with your anticipated registration numbers. In September after classes start we will ask for an update with numbers. The update you give will serve as your minimum billable numbers. Its okay if you still need to adjust your numbers (and please let us know!) but your invoice will reflect at least the minimum you registered and confirmed for. We hope this provides some flexibility to update but keeps us whole in case of last minute changes.
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Kinder Konzert FAQ
Who can participate?
All schools, daycares, and individuals are invited to bring their 4 and 5-year-old children. Advanced registration is required.
Is there a teacher/parent workshop?
Yes, there are two workshops to choose from:
Saturday, Oct 6 – Orchestra Hall, 9:30am
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 – Orchestra Hall, 9:30am
*The workshop fee is $25 per attendee. Register here. Teachers will receive a clock hours certificate.
What is the cost of Kinder Konzerts?
Tickets are $6 per person. Paid faculty are no extra charge.
What are the dates for the 2018-2019 season?
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Monday, January 28, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
What are the program times?
The Kinder Konzerts program is approximately 70 minutes long and is offered at 3 staggered start times on each available date:
9:35am – 10:45am
10:15am – 11:25am
10:55am – 12:05pm