TICKETING INFORMATION for Spotlight Series:
Concert Series: $75 (a savings of 25% off the single ticket price)
No refunds or exchanges. Subscription discount only available for $25 level tickets.
$25 adults, $15 seniors (ages 55 and older) and youth (ages 6 through 18)
MacPhail Student Ticket Discount
MacPhail Students are eligible to buy two tickets for $5 each to the concert of their choice. Discounts may not be combined with a subscription. Please redeem student rate by phone or in person. Tickets subject to availability.
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How to order:
Tickets may be ordered by calling 612.767.5250 or by stopping by Student Services at MacPhail locations in Minneapolis, Chanhassen, Apple Valley or White Bear Lake. Since many performances may sell out, advance purchase is recommended. All tickets are general admission. Seating is subject to availability.
Free Family Music Series
A family event for music-loving families, as well as for those who want to explore music for the first time! The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. MacPhail Early Childhood Music staff will also be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. Light refreshments will follow the concert.
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MacPhail provides numerous opportunities for students to perform. More than 400 recitals are scheduled each year, ranging from informal recitals to auditioned honors recitals.
- Concerto and Aria Concert
This is MacPhail’s premier student performance event and features the finest students performing with an orchestra of professional musicians under the baton of a well-known conductor. Six student soloists or ensembles are selected through competitive auditions.
- Honors Recitals
MacPhail holds four honor recitals per year to celebrate its students demonstrating the highest performance level. Performers are selected through competitive auditions and are honored by formal invitations and a special reception.
- Department Recitals
Each department holds a number of department recitals throughout the school year. These recitals are designed to provide performance opportunities to students in each department and an opportunity for students to interact with and hear other students performing on the same instrument.
- Studio Recitals
Many teachers host recitals for the students in their studio once or twice each year. These recitals are a wonderful opportunity for students to perform with their peers in the same instrument area. It’s also a great chance to get to know some of the other students that study with your teacher. Check with your teacher for dates and times.
- Adult Student Soirees
The Adult Student Soirees are gatherings meant for adult students who want to share and enjoy music in a no-stress, no-pressure performance situation. The soirees are open to adult students of all instruments, ensembles and ability levels. No stage, no program, no pressure -just a room full of friends and good music.
- MacPhail Summer Extravaplazas
The Summer Extravaplazas is a free outdoor lunch hour concert series featuring students from ensembles, camps and individual lessons. Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic lunch while enjoying live music on MacPhail's front yard, also know as Target Plaza. In case of inclement weather, we'll take the music inside.
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MacPhail’s faculty concerts offer an opportunity to hear exceptional performances from our outstanding faculty of teaching artists. With more than 174 faculty members teaching 35 instruments, many faculty members use these concerts as an opportunity for collaboration and innovation. All faculty concerts are free to the public.
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Master Classes Workshops
Several Master Classes and Workshops are presented throughout the year by MacPhail’s talented teaching artists and outside guests. These opportunities are offered to MacPhail students at no cost. Master Classes and Workshops focus on technique, intonation, improvisation and performance practices on one or more of the 35 instruments MacPhail offers.
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Music Matters Luncheon
The Music Matters Luncheon is a free, one-hour fund raising event aimed at bringing together supporters, students, student families, arts advocates and other community members in support of MacPhail Center For Music. We invite you to come and experience the excellence of MacPhail, and the power that music education has to change lives and enrich our community – April 22, 2015.
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