From the season opener in September with violinist Joshua Bell to the season finale in June 2022, Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” the Minnesota Orchestra will present 82 concerts at Orchestra Hall.
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ALSO: The 49th Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park; “Hair: The Concert Experience” at Caponi Art Park Amphitheater; and more.
ALSO: Stockholm Art Fair on Lake Pepin; Minnesota Orchestra’s summer opening; and more.
ALSO: “Eleven McKnight Artists” exhibition at Northern Clay; Jay Young & the Lyric Factory; and more.
ALSO: The Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair; Film Society’s “Summer of Soul” at St. Anthony Main; and more.
ALSO: A Native Music Series from the Cedar; the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to exhibit at the State Fair; and more.
ALSO: “Fanfare for the Commons” at Excelsior Commons; “Mr. Tornado” on PBS; and more.
ALSO: 18 full concerts by the Minnesota Orchestra available virtually; where to find July 4 fireworks displays.
ALSO: First Avenue is back with a bang; Rain Taxi presents J. Michael Straczynski; and more.
ALSO: Skyline Mini Golf at the Walker; a “Lakewood 101 Wednesday Night Walking Tour”; and more.
ALSO: Local theaters share in $1.5 million Mellon grant; “The Music Man” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres; and more.
ALSO: Minnesota Orchestra’s “Season Finale: A Summer Prelude”; Twin Cities Jazz Fest at Crooners; and more.
ALSO: Meet a Musician/ACCENT: Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe, a virtual event; Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour, Oct. 2 at the Pantages; and more.
Is there more outdoor music now than there was pre-COVID? Or does it just seem that way because last summer was so quiet? Here’s our attempt at a roundup, minus the breweries.
ALSO: An evening with Stacey Abrams; the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference Reading Series goes viral; Rita Moreno documentary now showing locally; and more.
ALSO: “Alchemy & Intention: Summer Solstice Performance Arts Festival” at Franconia Sculpture Park; Minnesota Boychoir’s “Spring Sings”; and more.
ALSO: “LOG JAM! A Paul Bunyan Musical Spectacular” at the Bakken Museum; the American Swedish Institute’s Midsommar Celebration 2021; and more.
Concerts will be shorter: 60-75 minutes, without intermission. Audiences will be limited to 50% at first, with the hope of returning to full capacity by January or sooner.
ALSO: The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is back; Father’s Day With Cantus at Lake Harriet Bandshell; and more.
Vänskä will be at Orchestra Hall tonight, baton in hand, when the Minnesota Orchestra performs its first indoor concert to a live audience since March 7, 2020, 461 days ago.