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 Antonello Hall concert, you can join us in the U.S. Bank Lobby for a special question and answer session with featured performers.

This Spotlight season will bring two innovative concerts to the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota and the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.




MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties
October 18, 2019; 7 p.m. (The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Locally Sourced
November 16, 2019; 7:30 p.m. (Antonello Hall, Minneapolis)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: The World Through Jazz
February 8, 2020; 7:30 p.m. (Antonello Hall, Minneapolis)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Reverberations
February 13, 2020; 7:30 p.m. (The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis)

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Anatomy of Genius
April 4, 2020; 7:30 p.m. (Antonello Hall, Minneapolis)


2020-2021 Dates Coming Soon!

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. 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 October 18 concert for free. Tickets are subject to availability.


How to order:
Tickets to concerts held in Antonello Hall or the Basilica of St. Mary 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.

Austin tickets are available at the Paramount box office or through

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

Due to the nature and length of the performance, we ask that only children six years or older attend our MacPhail Spotlight Series concerts.
MacPhail’s building is fully ADA-compliant. Special seating is available for patrons unable to transfer out of wheelchairs. Large-print programs may be requested ahead of the show. Please call 612.767.5381 to make arrangements in advance. For more information, visit


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