MSO celebrates the end of our 38th season – At Home

A message from Music Director William Schrickel, Executive Director Jon Lewis, and Board President James Waldo:

Celebrating William Schrickel’s 20th anniversary as MSO Music Director

In March, the MSO was to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and a new work by Polina Nazaykinskaya, Fenix. In May, we were to premiere Carol Barnett’s Will’s Ladies, with mezzo soprano Clara Osowski, and other works. Those programs have been rescheduled for October 11 and November 22, respectively, and we hope to be able to perform these concerts then. 

Although we miss being together and performing, the safety of our community – our musicians and audience members – has to be our highest priority right now. This forced absence reminds us of how important this music is in our lives.   

We look forward to seeing you again when circumstances permit.  Our first performance will begin with Nazaykinskaya’s Fenix, a new piece about rebirth.  Like the mythical Phoenix, we will rise with you when we are able.  

– Bill, Jon, and Jim

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

Kevin Kling, Victor Zupanc & MSO CD cover

We made a record! Our live performances of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Burning Wisdom of Finn McCool, by Victor Zupanc and Kevin Kling, featuring narrator Kevin Kling, are available for purchase at

We know you’ll enjoy these two great pieces, written by Victor Zupanc and Kevin Kling, and performed by Kevin and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director William Schrickel.

More info here.

Nazaykinskaya Premiere, Mahler 5
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4pmThis concert is postponed to Sunday, October 11, 2020.
We will perform the same program at the same location.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN

Shakespeare & Chaminade  – This concert is postponed to Sunday, November 22, 2020.
We will perform the same program but only one performance, at Roseville Lutheran Church.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville MN
– and –
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN

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