The MSO’s 40th Anniversary Season


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

The MSO is currently seeking a new Executive Director. 
The Job Description and Job Posting can be found at these links:
MSO Executive Director Job Description 
MSO Executive Director Job Posting

MSO Audience COVID Protocols for Performances:  Masks are encouraged but not required.

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 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 concert here.


One-Hour Family-Friendly Concerts:
Peter and the Timberwolf
or Hip-Hop, History and The Arts!

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
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips and members of Catalyst Music, 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 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 concert here.


Roseville Concert:
Symphonie Fantastique

Sunday, May 21, 2023 (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.


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.