The MSO’s 40th Season

The MSO will hold STRING auditions this summer. See our Auditions page for information!

William Schrickel

Welcome to the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s 40th season, my 22nd as the MSO’s Music Director. We are thrilled to be back performing in front of in-person audiences and look forward to celebrating the return of live orchestral music with you this season!

–Music Director William Schrickel

MSO Concert Protocols for May 22, 2022 Performance:  Masks are required and should be worn while in the building.  Although we strongly recommend that everyone be fully vaccinated, audience members will not be required to bring or show proof of vaccination.

Earlier this season:
Shakespeare & Chaminade

Note that the May 15 performance of this program in Roseville has been cancelled.
Please attend:

Sunday, May 22 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Darin Tysdal, piano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Christina Baldwin, soliloquist
Carol Barnett, composer

John Tartaglia – Pavane for Harp & Strings (2003 MSO Commission)

Cécile Chaminade – Concertstück for Piano & Orchestra, op. 40

Carol Barnett – Will’s Ladies (MSO Commission—World Premiere)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, TH 42


Two Dances, An Opera, And Beethoven’s Fifth

Sunday, April 3 at 4pm
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN

William Schrickel, conductor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor —African Dance from African Suite, op. 35
Gioachino Rossini — Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Polina Nazaykinskaya — Fenix (MSO World Premiere of Large Orchestra Version)
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67


From the New World A Celebratory Return

READ Nov. 21, 2021 program notes

Peter and the Wolf
One-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts
(Postponed until next season)

Visit our Video Project page to view last season’s video productions: MSO Composers’ Round Table; The Mahler Project; A Few Words About Argento; MSO Family Concerts: Rated “E” for Everyone. Also, enjoy stories by MSO musicians.

Visit our MSO at Home page for a variety of home performances by our musicians.

Concerts are free; donations are requested to help offset our costs. 
Programs are subject to change.