Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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  • 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, May 11, 2019
    Time: 7:30 am
    Location: Good Counsel Chapel
    Handel
    Messiah

    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
    Mozart
    Horn Concerto No.1
    Haydn
    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.