The Minnesota Orchestra and Twin Cities PBS have announced an all-new season of the Upper Midwest Emmy Award-winning concert broadcast series “This Is Minnesota Orchestra.”
Between Sept. 29, 2023, and June 21, 2024, audiences will have access to four concerts aired live on Twin Cities PBS (TPT-2) and live-streamed via the Orchestra’s website and social media channels. In addition, Music & Healing with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra—which was performed and recorded at Orchestra Hall in July 2023—will premiere on air and online in early 2024. All of the Orchestra’s Friday night classical concerts throughout the 2023-24 season will continue to be broadcast live on the radio as part of a longstanding partnership with YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio.
The sixth season of “This Is Minnesota Orchestra” will premiere at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in a concert that marks the second week of conductor Thomas Søndergård’s inaugural concerts as music director. Søndergård will present an adventurous program that includes a presentation of Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe” in collaboration with the Minnesota Chorale. The 2023-24 season of “This Is Minnesota Orchestra” also includes the following concerts:
- Music & Healing with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra, coming early 2024 (drawn from a July 25, 2023, performance)
- Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Friday, February 9, 2024, 8 p.m.
- Dvořák Symphony No. 8, Friday, March 22, 2024, 8 p.m.
- Season Finale: Celebrating Pride with Thomas Søndergård, Friday, June 21, 2024, 8 p.m.
The concert programs premiering live on Friday evenings will be available to stream through each respective weekend at no cost to audiences. Concerts will subsequently be released for on-demand viewing with a digital subscription through the Minnesota Orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall. A subscription to the Digital Concert Hall can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org/digital-concerts, where audiences can find both free and exclusive content, including digital specials, behind the scenes features, interviews with guest artists and more.