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If you would like to learn more about orchestral music, the award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, and the individual musicians who make it great, ACCENT programs are for you!

ACCENT events combine great food, the company of other Twin Cities classical music lovers, and wine and beer with the opportunity to get to know musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra on more of an individual basis.

Throughout the season we are pleased to host members of the Orchestra for each ACCENT event. We leave it up to our guests to decide on their musical programs, but typically they demonstrate their instruments, provide historical insights, discuss details of their approach and training, and of course share personal stories and anecdotes of their careers and travels with the Orchestra. Programs end with performances of pieces they’ve prepared for us – sometimes classical, sometimes modern, but always special.

Upcoming events (5+)

Meet a Musician/ACCENT with composer Libby Larsen

You will not want to miss this evening! Libby Larsen is both incredibly gifted and an animated and engaging speaker. She’ll share a presentation she’s put together for our group, including excerpts of her symphonic works and focussing on “Water Music.” And because we know you will want to hear the Orchestra perform “Water Music” just a few weeks later, we’ve reserved a block of seats for FRIENDS. Libby will join us for that performance (although we know she will be called on stage at some point). An added bonus: our tickets are main floor, together, AND discounted! Listen to Libby Larsen’s welcome to us: https://friendsofminnesotaorchestra.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG_0595.mp4

Meet Minnesota Orchestra Trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and hear his jazz band too!

We are only able to sell 125 tickets total for ACCENT programs, so don't delay if you're interested (and I hope you are!) - this'll be a great night of music (and delicious buffet dinner and wine/beer). I'm looking forward to hearing Charles talk about his upcoming solos, his composing and new teaching assignment at the U of M, his recent trip to Africa and the BBC Proms + hear him play classical and jazz. Special event to be sure!

Meet Minnesota Orchestra Trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and hear his jazz band too!

We are only able to sell 125 tickets total for ACCENT programs, so don't delay if you're interested (and I hope you are!) - this'll be a great night of music (and delicious buffet dinner and wine/beer). I'm looking forward to hearing Charles talk about his upcoming solos, his composing and new teaching assignment at the U of M, his recent trip to Africa and the BBC Proms + hear him play classical and jazz. Special event to be sure!

Meet Minnesota Orchestra Trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and hear his jazz band too!

We are only able to sell 125 tickets total for ACCENT programs, so don't delay if you're interested (and I hope you are!) - this'll be a great night of music (and delicious buffet dinner and wine/beer). I'm looking forward to hearing Charles talk about his upcoming solos, his composing and new teaching assignment at the U of M, his recent trip to Africa and the BBC Proms + hear him play classical and jazz. Special event to be sure!

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