MSO’s 37th Season!

Welcome to the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s 37th season, my 19th as the MSO’s Music Director. The programs include two works by the MSO’s Composer Laureate, Dominick Argento, symphonies by Beethoven, Prokofieff, Haydn and Shostakovich, symphonic jewels by Bernstein, Rossini, Respighi, and John Williams, and the first local performance in over forty years of Bartók’s early ballet, The Wooden Prince. We’re proud to present Twin Cities premieres of a Concerto for Bass Clarinet by Todd Goodman and a children’s story by Morton Gould, The Jogger and the Dinosaur, narrated by Jake Endres. Going back in time to 1983, we will recreate at Central Lutheran Church the first-ever concert of the MSO (when it was a chamber orchestra), and we will spotlight throughout the year several gifted MSO members in solo appearances. We are particularly excited to perform, along with the Minnesota Chorale and Kathy Romey, the world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci,a large scale choral/orchestral work co-commissioned by the MSO and the Minnesota Chorale that will include animated projections of the words and drawings of Leonardo, using cutting-edge technology created by Ion Concert Media that allows the projections to be cued to the live performance in real time. Come, listen, and be inspired!

— William Schrickel, Music Director


MSO Season Opener: Three Centuries of Musical Genius
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Dominick Argento, MSO Composer Laureate

Two Master Symphonists & New Bass Clarinet Showpiece
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4pm

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Paul Schulz, bass clarinet
Todd Goodman, composer 

1-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts:
Dinosaur Extravaganza!
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2pm and 4pm

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 490 Hall Avenue, St. Paul, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Larry Prescott, trumpet
Marta Troicki, bassoon
Jake Endres, narrator 

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
Hopkins High School Auditorium, 2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, MN
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Kathy Romey, conductor
Minnesota Chorale (Kathy Romey, Artistic Director)
Jocelyn Hagen, composer

Central Lutheran Church and the MSO: 36 Years of Harmony
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Mark Sedio, organ
Dominick Argento, MSO Composer Laureate


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Concerts are free; donations are requested. Programs are subject to change.