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Children at Orchestra Hall
© Greg Helgeson

Classics with Thomas Søndergård

Sun Jan 7, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~1 hr no intermission
In his first season as music director, Thomas Søndergård is curating a one-hour concert of music he wants to share with our youngest listeners. Create memories for the whole family at Orchestra Hall with this engaging concert featuring music from The Nutcracker and other favorites from the season along with fun and educational pre-concert activities in the lobby. 
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. Classics with Thomas Søndergård 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

Thomas Søndergård


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.

The Family Concert series is made possible by


Co-Sponsored by Eric and Celita Levinson