The MacPhail Spotlight Series showcases the exceptional talents of MacPhail teaching artists and special guests, providing an intimate listening experience in MacPhail’s state-of-the-art Antonello Hall. Under the artistic direction of Mischa Santora, this premier performance event is brought to life with collaborations from some of the Twin Cities’ finest artists.

One hour before each concert, you can join us in the U.S. Bank Lobby for a special question and answer session with featured performers.

This expanded Spotlight season will bring these innovative concerts to additional locations around town and the state, including Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Lakeville Area Arts Center, Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis), and Austin, Minnesota.


Mark the 2017-2018 MacPhail Spotlight Series dates on your calendar!

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Traveling Musicians
November 11, 2017; 8 p.m.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Eyewitness Views at the Mia
December 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Flirting with Sondheim
February 10, 2018; 8 p.m. (Antonello Hall, Minneapolis)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Flirting with Sondheim
February 11, 2018; 7 p.m. (The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Sounds for the End of Time
February 22, 2018; 7 p.m. (The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Virtuoso Vivaldi
March 10, 2018; 8 p.m.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Troubled Souls
April 14, 2018; 8 p.m.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Hungarian Fantasy
April 29, 2018; 2 p.m.



TICKETING INFORMATION for Spotlight Series: 

Series Subscriptions
Concert Series: $75 (a savings of 25% off the single ticket price)
No refunds or exchanges. Subscription discount only available for $25 level tickets.

Single Tickets
For concerts held in Antonello Hall: $25 adults, $15 seniors (ages 55 and older) and youth (ages 6 through 18)
Tickets for off-site concerts vary by venue. See individual event postings for details.

MacPhail Student Ticket Discount
MacPhail metro 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.

Austin students must obtain a ticket voucher through the Austin Student Services office to attend the February 11 concert for free. Free ticket vouchers must be redeemed in person.

Tickets subject to availability.

How to order:
Tickets to concerts held in Antonello Hall 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.

Lakeville tickets will be available at beginning October 1. Austin tickets are available at the Paramount box office or through beginning December 29.

Since many performances may sell out, advance purchase is recommended. All tickets are general admission. Seating is subject to availability.

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