The MSO’s 40th Season

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 Music Director William Schrickel invites you to the 2021 Season Opener

From the New World A Celebratory Return

Sunday, November 21 at 4pm
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN

William Schrickel, conductor

Steve Heitzeg – Fanfare for Prairie Skies

Georges Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 1 –
Prélude/Aragonaise, Intermezzo, Séguedille, Les Toréadors

George Walker – Lyric for Strings

Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, From the New World

READ MORE, including program notes

MSO Concert Protocols for November 21, 2021 Performance:
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR Test is required for all guests, including children.  Masks are also required and should be worn while in the building.  READ MORE

NOTE: The Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 2022 Family Concerts
are postponed until next season

Peter and the Wolf
One-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts

Sunday, January 30 at 3pm
North Community High School
1500 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, February 6 at 3pm
Church of St. Matthew
490 Hall Avenue, St. Paul, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Matthew Abernathy, conductor
Jake Endres, narrator
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips, performer

Mahler Symphony No. 5

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

William Schrickel, conductor


Shakespeare & Chaminade

Sunday, May 15 at 4pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville MN
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


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.