Minnesota Orchestra presales limit tickets for opening concert

At 5 p.m. today, tickets for the Minnesota Orchestra’s first four concerts of a post lock out season go on sale to the public.

However, because the orchestra sold many tickets in advance, only 500 to 600 tickets remain for the Feb. 7 opening concert.

That’s because donors and season subscribers were given first crack at tickets for the concerts over the weekend.

About half the tickets for concerts on Feb. 8, 14 and 15 are sold, although marketing staff say tickets at all price ranges remain available.

The concerts will be the first opportunity for the public to see inside the newly renovated Orchestra Hall.  There will be open houses for the public starting at 4 p.m. on the days of the concerts.

The renovation included replacing seats in the hall, and moving them slightly further apart. This means wider seats, with more leg room. However its also means almost 400 fewer seats in the hall which now has a capacity of 2,085.

The orchestra is working on the final details of its full subscription season, which staff say will be released shortly.


  • Henson’s Gotta Go

    I hope the entire board of directors attends these concerts: it would go a long way to comprehending the public’s great, abiding and passionate love of these musicians and their work.

  • akadams

    What are the conditions necessary to get Osmo in front of the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra? I do hope someone on the board knows, and is prepared to bring them about.

    • George Jaquith

      All we have now is a three year contract with no guarantees fo obtain a reformed, more responsible Board with a new CEO. We must all continue pushing Rep. Kahn´s bill in the House to make the MN Orch a community based organization and also the City of MPLS to take over the hall. Follow the money and dig deep into the MOA budget and actions in the last two years. I WILL NOT GIVE AGAIN UNTIL WE HAVE A MAJOR HOUSE CLEANING, not just a 52 million dollar remodeling of the lobby.