Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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  • Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: Good Counsel Chapel
    Piano Trio in g minor Op.17
    Piano Quintet in A, D.667 "Trout"

     The season comes to a close with Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor, referred to as the masterpiece among her compositions. Paired with certainly the best-known piece of music to be named after a fish, Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet’s popular title comes from a movement of one of his best loved songs. Maestro Ken Freed shows off his inimitable skills on the viola on this program, joining a stellar roundup of musicians.

  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

    The show is performed on Saturday afternoons at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The entire venue and its surroundings are filled with numerous child-friendly activities. Come to the concert an hour early and enjoy free admission to the Children’s Museum. A great way to get the wiggles out before the show! These concerts are created for children and their caregivers. All ages welcome! The performance features musicians, actors, storytelling, and musical activities. Concerts have a runtime of approximately 45 minutes and are performed without intermission

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

    224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001

    Admission: Free. No tickets necessary. Open to the public.

    What is the Family Series?

    Each season, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra gives four shows designed to introduce young children to the delights of classical music. Each show is hosted by an actor in costume and the MSO String Quartet. They are a truly fun experience no matter your age, and it's a great way to get your children interested in music. 

  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: Mankato Golf Club

    Celebrate the Mankato Symphony Orchestra with this fine wine, food and musical experience!

    WHEN: Saturday, April 27th

    WHERE: Mankato Golf Club

    Individual tickets are $125. Tables of 8 are $1,500. This exciting event will feature wine, music and food pairings. An exquisite live auction will conclude the evening. Supporting the Mankato Symphony Orchestra is supporting the arts and culture community of Mankato and beyond!





  • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
    Time: 7:30 am
    Location: Good Counsel Chapel

    This is Handel’s inspired musical fireworks and some of the most glorious choral writing ever created, making this the undisputed favorite. Performed with matchless spirit by the MSO and featuring tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. Hallelujah! Join us for this celebration of Handel’s immortal masterwork featuring the Minnesota Valley Chorale, with soloists Stephanie Thorpe, Soprano, Aaron Humble, Tenor, and Brody Krogman, Bass, and Nerea Berraondo, Mezzo Soprano.

  • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Saint Peter Performing Arts Center
    Horn Concerto No.1
    Symphony No.31 (Horn Signal Symphony)

    The horns are the loudest and most powerful instruments in an orchestra, and brass players are often positioned in the back so they don’t drown out everyone else. In tonight’s MSO program, the horn section steps up and takes on a prominent role. The program includes classic works by the likes of Mozart, Schumann, and Haydn. The MSO is thrilled to welcome Michael Gast, Minnesota Orchestra Principal Horn, back to the stage to celebrate our 2018/19 Season Finale.