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Symphonic Spring Was A Great Success!

Our fundraising party on Saturday, March 24 was a huge success, raising over $8,000 for the MSO. Thanks to all who came and even more thanks to those who spent money.
Many hugs and thanks to all who organized, planned, and helped out in this event.
Our Symphonic Spring Committee was:
Kate Saumur
Joan Cochran
Julie Brusen
Tom Niemisto
Jeff Bina
Mary Ann Aufderheide
Katherine Eklund
Allison Eklund
Lena Cicha
Stuart Ronkainen
Jon Lewis
Our Wonderfully Talented Musicians were:
Nicole Christopher
Mary Laurie
Jim Waldo
Others Who Helped A Lot were:
Kate Berning-Alfred
Jason Alfred
Mike Stevens
Brian Anderson
Karen Anderson
Paul Zbaracki
Bill Schrickel
A great time was had by all. Thanks for the most successful MSO fundraiser ever!

Symphonic Spring Parking Info

The building entrance to Marquette Place at 1314 Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis is on the NW corner of Marquette Avenue and Grant Street. You may enter there and use the phone in the foyer to contact the concierge, who will buzz you in. Enter the lobby, go to the left and take any of the 3 elevators up to the 35th floor.

The best ramps for attendees to park in are the Millennium Hotel and the Hyatt Hotel ramps (entrances on Nicollet just north of the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and Grant Street) or in the Convention Center ramp (entrances on both 12th Street between Marquette and 2nd Avenue and on southbound 2nd Avenue just south of 12th Street. NOTE THAT THE NORTHWEST SPORTSHOW IS TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY, AND THE CONVENTION CENTER GARAGE, AS WELL AS THE OTHER NEARBY RAMPS, WILL LIKELY HAVE EVENT PARKING PRICES IN EFFECT!

Sneak peek at the Silent Auction!

Come for the Party, Stay for the Bidding!

MSO’s fundraiser event on Saturday, March 24 will include a silent auction with amazing items and experiences lovingly donated by many of your favorite local venues, totaling over $4,000 in value. This is your chance to get in on some great deals and special access to venues you already love or try something new!

Tickets are only $35 to attend the event so register now, bring your family, and outbid your friends to support your orchestra to walk away with fantastic winnings!

– Auction Committee

  • Portrait Painted by Alison Eklund
  • Wisconsin Cabin Weekend
  • Schubert Club Tickets & Blue Plate Restaurants Gift Certificate
  • Theatre Latte Da Tickets & Café Latte Dessert Certificate
  • Minnesota Opera & Boca Chica Gift Card
  • Live From Here with Chris Thile & Pizza Luce Gift Card
  • VocalEssence John Rutter Tickets & Blue Plate Gift Certificate
  • Minnesota History Theatre Tickets & Boca Chica Gift Card
  • Co-Op Foodies: Lakewinds Natural Foods & Seward Food Co-Op Gift Cards
  • American Swedish Institute Package: Book and Four Tickets
  • The Singers Package: CD, Tickets & Insight Brewery Gift Card
  • Rose Ensemble CD Package & Bottle of Hungarian Schnapps
  • Park Square Theatre Champange Theater Party for Six
  • Cantus Package: CD & Tickets
  • Childrens Theatre: Four Tickets to The Lorax
  • National Lutheran Choir Package: CDs & Two 2018-19 Season Passes
  • MN Sports Fan Package: Pair of Timberwolves Tickets & Vikings Hall of Fame Collectibles & Joe Mauer Autographed Bat
  • Norway House Package: Tickets and Family Membership
  • St. Olaf Choir – Pair of Christmas Festival Tickets
  • MPR Experience: MN Orch in the MPR Booth with Brian Newhouse
  • Stages Theater Company: Four Tickets
  • Minnesota Orchestra Tickets & Newsroom Gift Card
  • Pair of Guthrie Ticket Vouchers & Fogo de Chao Dinner for Two
  • Artistry Theater: Pair of Tickets
  • Minnesota Chorale CD Package
  • Wellspring Massage
  • Peak Music Stand
  • Hand-painted Custom Pet Portrait by PetFacePortraits