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Philharmonia Fantastique

Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of The Orchestra

Sun Oct 29, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~1 hr no intermission

What makes an orchestra? Come on a musical adventure with the magical Sprite, who will explain each of the instrument families that make up an orchestra. Featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack played by the Minnesota Orchestra, Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a multimedia concert that explores the connections between music, sound, performance, creativity and technology.

Music by Mason Bates
Written by Mason Bates & Gary Rydstrom
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Animation direction by Jim Capobianco

Our Relaxed Family Concerts are designed for audiences of all ages, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities. Each concert takes place in an inclusive environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music together with family and friends.

Get the best seats and savings (up to 15%) when you purchase this concert as part of a ticket package. Individual tickets on sale August 4.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra will feature a variety of music—some soft and some loud—because we know that different audience members like different levels of sound. Review our tip sheet (coming soon) to read about quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones and other options which are available for tailoring the concert experience to fit your family's preferences.
  2. Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try instruments, engage in creative movement, make art, learn more about the program and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  3. Prepare for the concert experience with our playlist, lobby map, pre-visit story and other materials available approximately 2-4 weeks before the concert.

Date & Time




Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks


Accessibility Services

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Braille & Large Print Programs
  • Open Captioning
  • Service Animals Allowed
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
  • Headphones & Ear Plugs

Additional services are available upon request.

Co-Sponsored by Eric and Celita Levinson

The Family Concert series is made possible by