Press Releases and Announcements

MPO’s “Crossings” for March 14th, 2020 has been cancelled

Dear MPO Supporters, We have made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming concert that was scheduled for this Saturday evening. Based on the recommendation from St. Catherine’s University and in consultation with the O’Shaughnessy, we determined that this was the safest course of action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This was a […]

March 13, 2020

Announcing our 2018-2019 Season

The MPO begins its next 25 years of inclusive and innovative music making with celebratory fanfares; under-represented masterworks by women composers, composers of color, and GLBTQ composers; celebrated classics; and bold collaborations. “UNCOMMON VOICES” – NOVEMBER 3, 2018 To begin the next 25 years of MPO history, we join forces with One Voice Mixed Chorus […]

June 19, 2018

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra Appoints Brian Dowdy as New Conductor and Artistic Director

The Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian Edward Dowdy has been appointed as its sixth artistic director and principal conductor of the ensemble, which is America’s first and oldest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied symphonic orchestra. We are confident that Dr. Dowdy will lead the MPO to another level of […]

June 20, 2017

“Love is…”

A year ago this month, Chan Poling’s song “Love Is The Law” became the de facto anthem of the Marriage Equality movement, which reached its apotheosis with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton uttering that song’s refrain upon his signing of the historic amendment. Tonight the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra debuts Mr. Poling’s Symphonic Celebration: “Love Is…” based […]

April 29, 2014

Violinist Andrew Sords to perform with MPO in “Hit Parade”

The Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), Minnesota’s GLBT symphony orchestra and the first GLBT orchestra in America, will welcome violinist Andrew Sords to Minnesota in a concert on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 7:30 p.m., at Sundin Hall, Hamline University. Sords will be the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto in D Major. The concert will also […]

April 20, 2009

Lullaby Commission Project

Deadline: July 1, 2002 (postmark) The Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, the nation’s first and only GLBT community orchestra, announces a commission opportunity for composers regardless of age or nationality. The commission is in honor of the MPO’s 10th anniversary, and will be premiered on its spring concert of 2003. (Travel expenses to the performance in the […]

June 1, 2002