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Welcome to our 72nd Season!
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A Season of Possibility...

On May 19, Cary John Franklin completed his 30 year tenure as the music director of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. Grateful for three decades of strong leadership, the orchestra sent him out with a rousing and celebratory performance of Mahler's Symphony #5, closing one chapter of the orchestra's history and beginning a new one. 

Since late 2023, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis has been searching for a new music director, and is pleased to report that five finalists for the position have been selected and confirmed. Each will finalist conduct a cycle of rehearsals and a concert program of their own choosing on the 2024 - 25 season. The programs have been finalized and the season features a fantastic mix of standard repertoire, really new music, new spins on older music, and surprising musical gems from different eras. To get a glimpse of what's in store for the new season visit our concerts page

Keep watching this site for photos and bios of the finalists and for information on how you, the audience, can help shape the future of the orchestra.

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