Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Symphonic Series 2016-17 Season

Performances with the full Mankato Symphony Orchestra and world class guest artists. All concerts held in the Verizon Wireless Center Event Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Purchase a season ticket package to attend all five performances, a Pick 3 mini package to choose your favorites, or individual tickets to any performance. Visit each concert page for a full description.

Finding Our Place

The title of the season says it all. The Symphonic Series is moving downtown to a brand new performing arts facility. This season we celebrate our history and our community with music that explores our journey to the heart of Mankato.

The Symphonic Series is performed by our full symphonic orchestra. It is made up of a full string section, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. To find a full list of our musicians click, here

During the Symphonic Series 2016-17 Season, we will be playing form the greats: Holst's The Planets, Rachmaninoff, Shuemann, Carmina Burana, and Dvorak, but also more contemporary repitiore like our Big Band Candy Cane Christmas, where we are combining styles and sounds of a classic Big Band with our orchestra. This concert is a great introduction into classical music if you are just getting introduced to the genre, and for classic music buffs, it is a fun variation to classic standards. 

Here and Now

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 pm. Grand Opening Gala event to follow-purchase tickets for concert only or concert plus gala.

Big Band Candy Cane Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3 pm

Far From Home

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3 pm

Carmina Burana

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7 pm

Journey Home

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 pm

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