Highlights of the Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 season






The Minnesota Orchestra has announced plans for the 2014-15 season of three series: Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Family Concerts.


Here are some season highlights:

Live at Orchestra Hall, offers a varied series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, comedy and other genres, led by Sarah Hicks, Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall.

irvin mayfield
Irvin Mayfield

The Live at Orchestra Hall and Holiday series will include Grammy-winning trumpeters Chris Botti, Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz Irvin Mayfield, Pops Conductor Laureate Doc Severinsen, and Orchestra musician Charles Lazarus.

Featured vocalists include Ann Hampton Callaway (April 2015) in a first time program saluting singer-actress Barbra Streisand.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz will be well-represented in concerts by two world-renowned bands—the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Music Director and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, (December) and Preservation Hall Jazz Band with special guest and soloist Irvin Mayfield (March 2015) on trumpet.

In addition, the 2014 Holiday season will include The Rose Ensemble’s debut (December) with the Minnesota Orchestra in a concert of sacred Christmas music from Cuba and the Mexican Baroque.

For more information and tickets, visit www.minnesotaorchestra.org, or call 612.371.5656.


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