starry_ordertixpageDo you have your tickets yet for the September 5 Minnesota Orchestra Benefit Concert, Starry, Starry Night? This Gala with Renée Fleming is an event you won’t want to miss. Tickets at the $250, $100, and $75 level are available now. But hurry – almost half the seats have already been sold!

All tickets include a celebratory champagne toast, Grammy® Award presentation, starry desserts and musical delights at the post-concert party in the Orchestra Hall foyer.

In addition, the $250 Supernova tickets include stellar seating for the Gala, plus tickets to an exclusive chamber concert with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Principal Cello Anthony Ross on October 16, 2014. These tickets also include a $150 tax-deductible donation to the orchestra.

If you can make a larger donation (which would be very welcome), please consider buying sponsor tickets at the $1,000 or $500 level, which include $800 and $300 tax-deductible gifts to the orchestra. Benefits at these levels include premier seating, pre-concert cocktails and dinner at Orchestra Hall, a private reception with Renée and Osmo, and recognition in the evening program, plus tickets to the October 16 chamber music concert.

CommUNITY in Concert Challenge
We’re happy to report that the goal for the CommUNITY in Concert Challenge has not only been met but surpassed!  The $100,000 collected by Lee Henderson as a matching grant at the beginning of July resulted in contributions of $170,000 from 749 generous donors (including 43 Minnesota Orchestra musicians) in gifts ranging from $10 to $10,000 – for a grand total of $270,000 as of August 4! If you haven’t had a chance to give, it’s not too late. Listen to Osmo explaining why it’s important. Let’s see if we can push that total even higher.

Tickets for Next Season
We all said we wanted a world-class orchestra and were willing to support it; the orchestra has been running annual operating deficits of about $5 million. To help whittle down that deficit, we need to fill the hall for each and every concert – and the 2014-15 season will open in just eight weeks. So don’t forget to check out the exciting concerts the musicians and Osmo have planned. You can now buy tickets for individual concerts through November 1, but also consider the many subscription options.

  • Are you already a season subscriber? You can renew those same seats or choose new ones now.
  • Did you select a Create Your Own series last season? Renewals for CYO series start August 8.
  • Not sure of your schedule? Try Easy Passes – flexible ticket vouchers are redeemable for great seats at a 10% discount and are valid a year from the date of purchase.
  • Want a really great deal? Try the new Friday night Forte series. Take $25 off the regular price when you enter a special Orchestrate Excellence discount code (EXCELLENCE15).

If you have questions, call 612-371-5656 (1-800-292-4141) and talk to one of the helpful representatives. You can even make an appointment to have a ticket agent call you so you don’t have to wait.

We hope to see you at Orchestra Hall next month!

Minnesota Orchestra Gala, Challenge Grant, Upcoming Season