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Meet the Musicians

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Around Town

The Minnesota Orchestra's musicians standing outside Orchestra Hall.
The Minnesota Orchestra's musicians outside Orchestra Hall in fall 2022 | Photo by Travis Anderson Photo

When Minnesota Orchestra musicians aren’t at Orchestra Hall, you can find many of them around the Twin Cities and beyond in other types of musical performances such as solo recitals and concerts with chamber music groups, concerto appearances with other orchestras, forays into rock music, stage productions and more. Some of the Orchestra’s musicians are skilled composers, arrangers, conductors and recording artists, to name just a few of their talents. Taking on outside projects gives them chances to flex musical muscles that aren’t engaged as often in a typical Orchestra setting—while expanding musicians’ tool kits in ways that often come in handy at Orchestra performances.

On this continually updating page you’ll find details about Minnesota Orchestra musicians’ local performances beyond the confines of Orchestra Hall. Meanwhile, another opportunity to get to know the musicians in new ways right here at Orchestra Hall is at our Symphony in 60 concerts—hour-long performances with a 6 p.m. start time and other enhancements including a post-concert onstage gathering. The Orchestra's 2023-24 season includes three Symphony in 60 concerts, including Werewolf by Night on October 4, Beethoven Symphony No. 8 on April 20, 2024, and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 on May 11, 2024. 

Musicians Around Town

On Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, violinist Sarah Grimes will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra under the direction of ​​Ho-Yin Kwok, in a concert that also Manuel de Falla’s El Sombrero de Tres Picos and the U.S. premiere of Ina Boyle’s A Sea Poem. Grimes, a Minnesota native and member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 2016, also serves as concertmaster of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra.