Our Children's Concert was a great success. See a slide show here.
Welcome to the Sixty-Second Season of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis!
The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis celebrates its 62nd Season by playing orchestral favorites as well as the new and unusual. The upcoming season features Jill Dawe in Bartok's beautiful and thrilling Piano Concerto no. 3, and Brahms' Symphony No. 3, which I conducted in my very first concert with the orchestra. The December 8th concert will feature seasonal favorites with our long-time collaborator, the Normandale Choir. We will also be playing what is surely to become an audience favorite - Arturo Marquez's Latin-inspired Danzon #2. The February concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Stephen Paulus' Seven Short Pieces for Orchestra, commissioned by the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. We also will explore the marvelous Copland style mid-20th century work by Randall Thompson - his Symphony no. 2. We dedicate our March concert to the children of our community when I will once again have the pleasure of leading a caravan of youngsters on a Safari through the orchestra. We conclude the season in May with Janacek's powerful and magnificent Sinfonietta. Come celebrate with us as we embark on 62 years of playing orchestral music.
Cary John Franklin, Music Director
If you are interested in playing with us, please fill out the contact form, and we'll get in touch with you.
We hope to see you at a concert soon!