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Minnesota Orchestra

1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown)
612 371 5656
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Ranked #47 of 115 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Symphonies, Performances
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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Burnsville, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

In April 2014 Doc Severinsen conducting a pop concert with the Minnesota Orchestra and his Big Band melted away bad feelings surrounding the musician lock out. He emphasized the importance of moving forward again as a team. The expanded lobby and renovated auditorium are invitingly beautiful, a match to Doc Severinsen's indefatigable spirit in uniting, uplifting, and encouraging the audience,... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Throwing blame around doesn't solve the problem, because musicians that do not play do not an orchestra make. They have now cancelled their Carnegie appearance and lost their world-class conductor. They still have no settlement to the union dispute and no apparent end to it. If and when it DOES end it will be ages before this is a world-class... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have been locked out for nearly a year. (They never were on strike.) For some reason, this board and management has shifted their stewardship from sustaining the actual orchestra...to sustaining the glitzy, renovated Orchestra Hall. They complained that the musicians' salaries comprise a huge chunk of the budget, and regard these fine artists (some... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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167 reviews 167 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Minnesota Symphony up until the end of the 2011-12 season a world class orchestra. It is about 50 years old. The Music Director, Vanska, has an international reputation for excellence. The Orchestra has not played a not this season because it has been locked out by the Board. Approximately 20 key players have already left for greener fields......the issue... More

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

An orchestra represents the best of a city. Sports teams can go through years of doldrums but a well supported orchestra can deliver excellence in a way that makes a difference in your life. Right now the Minnesota Orchestra is going through a labor dispute AND a hall upgrade. When they return, and they certainly will, Minneapolis will once again... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Hopefully the strike will be settled soon. Check before you go. Building is undergoing some major construction. Check out Peavy Plaza but watch out for dealers and drunks.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful stage. Really amazing experience. Get tickets and have the experience of live orchestra music. Christmas was the season I went. Amazing!!

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Roseville, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This orchestra has its own great sound. If they are playing a Beethoven symphony, don't miss it. No one plays Beethoven better.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Minnesota Orchestra is one of the top 10 orchestras in the US. 2012 the Orchestra Hall is being renovated, so the Orchestra is playing at the Ted Mann concert hall and the convention center auditorium. Ted Mann is a smaller venue, but the better choice accoustically.

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Minneapolis, MN
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I know, it's the hometown orchestra, and I'm far from a musical expert, but these folks sound great and perform a wide variety of challenging music. For the 2013 season they are playing in the Convention Center while Orchestra Hall is being upgraded.

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