The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, singer Audra McDonald has been a frequent guest with the Minnesota Orchestra since 2001.
She returns to Orchestra Hall for the first time since 2018 with her signature mix of art songs, pop tunes and Broadway classics. The program will be performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 P.M., with ticket prices ranging from $65 to $125.
Leading Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhornwill make his debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in this concert. Since 2011, Einhorn has served as music director and pianist for Audra McDonald; they have recorded two albums together: “Sing Happy: Live with the New York Philharmonic and Go Back Home.” McDonald and Einhorn’s appearance at Orchestra Hall is part of a larger North American tour that includes stops with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor, McDonald was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2015 and received a National Medal of Arts—America’s highest honor for achievement in the field—from President Barack Obama in 2016.