The MSO’s 40th Anniversary Season

MSO Welcomes Ron Lattin as New Executive Director

The MSO board has recently appointed Ron Lattin as its new Executive Director, following months of careful planning. Since joining on April 1, Ron has been working closely with Jon Lewis, MSO’s long-time leader, to ensure a smooth transition. Jon is retiring later this year after a distinguished career as the MSO Executive Director, and will continue playing as Principal Percussionist after taking a well-deserved break. With Jon’s leadership, the MSO has grown and greatly increased its impact on the community.   READ MORE

Roseville Concert:
Symphonie Fantastique

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4pm (Note: this is a change from our original date of 5/14)
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville, MN

William Schrickel, conductor

Roque Cordero — Adagio Trágico for String Orchestra (Twin Cities Premiere)
Hector Berlioz — Symphonie Fantastique

Read more about the May concert here.

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

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.

William Schrickel

Welcome to the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season, our 41st. I’m thrilled to be celebrating the MSO’s 40th Anniversary and my 23rd year as the orchestra’s Music Director. Please join us for a new season of extraordinary music making!

–Music Director William Schrickel

Our 2022-2023 Season:

Central Concert:
Beautiful, Powerful Nature

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN

William Schrickel, conductor

Claude Debussy — Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Matthew Peterson — The Singing Wilderness (MSO Commission)
Claude Debussy — La Mer

Read more about the October 2022 concert here.

Plymouth Concert:
Double Concerto and Tall Tales

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4pm
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Heather Phillips, viola
Paul Schulz, clarinet 

William Grant Still — Tamborito from Danzas de Panama
Max Bruch — Double Concerto in E Minor, op. 88 for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra
Zoltán Kodály — Háry János (Suite)

Read more about the November 2022 concert here.

The MSO and Hip-Hop, History and The Arts present 
these 1-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts:
Peter and the Timberwolf

January 29, 2023 at 3PM
North Community High School
1500 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
– and –
February 5, 2023 at 3PM
Church of St. Matthew
490 Hall Avenue, St. Paul, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Jingqi Zhu, conductor
Jake Endres, narrator
Members of Hip-Hop, History and The Arts,
instructed by Chadwick “Niles” Phillips, performers 

Adolphus Hailstork — Celebration!
Adolphus Hailstork — Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Ludwig van Beethoven — Overture to Egmont, op. 84
Sergei Prokofieff — Peter and the Timberwolf, op. 67

Read more about the 2023 Family concerts here.

Mahtomedi Concert:
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4pm
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN

William Schrickel, conductor

Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Read more about the March 2023 concert here.