$130 for a Pair of Tickets to the Minnesota Orchestra’s Three-Concert Inside the Classics Series at Orchestra Hall ($272 Value)

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Conductor & musician host in-depth discussion of musical works, discussing history & playing excerpts before orchestra performs entire piece

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 10/21/11 for a ticket at Minnesota Orchestra. Friday option must reserve by 11/11/11, Saturday option must reserve by 11/12/11. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Must redeem online. Valid only for price-scale 2 or 3 seating. Discount reflects Minnesota Orchestra current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $130, you get two reserved-seating tickets to the three-concert Inside the Classics series performed by the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall (a $272 value). Seating is best available in the 2 and 3 price scale. Guests choose all Friday or all Saturday performances of the following concerts:

  • Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5, Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m.
  • John Adams’s My Father Knew Charles Ives, Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m.
  • An in-progress commission by Judd Greenstein, Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m.<p>
  • Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5, Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
  • John Adams’s My Father Knew Charles Ives, Saturday, January 28, at 8 p.m.
  • An in-progress commission by Judd Greenstein, Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.<p>

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Inside the Classics series combines new and classic orchestral music with illuminating discussion from conductor Sarah Hicks and violist-cum-host Sam Bergman. Hicks and Bergman enlighten audience members with historical facts about the composer while the orchestra chimes in with excerpts from the upcoming piece, helping listeners pick out important musical themes and figure out if they are at the right concert. The 2011–12 series kicks off with Shostakovich’s imposing Fifth Symphony, written during the repressive Soviet regime. In the second concert, John Adams’s My Father Knew Charles Ives uses evocative minimalism to paint auditory portraits of three New England locations. The third concert will showcase a new work by Judd Greenstein, commissioned with microdonations from Minnesotan music lovers and written with sounds from their wiretapped homes.

Concerts take place at Orchestra Hall, where an unusual design, wooden floor, and one-inch separation from its supporting structure enhance acoustics, enlivening orchestral sounds and preventing midair collisions between muddled notes. Ticketholders receive one free parking space per concert; parking is located at the 11th and Marquette ramp.


The Minnesota Orchestra has received favorable press in the Star Tribune and the Independent. More than 3,675 Facebookers are fans.

Minnesota Orchestra

Returning from its historic tour to Cuba in May of 2015 and Carnegie Hall last March, the Grammy Award–winning Minnesota Orchestra celebrates its second century as one of America’s premier symphonic ensembles, gathering accolades from publications such as the New York Times.

Customer Reviews

Always an amazing, beautiful, gentle, spirited, brilliant experience. We are graced with world conductor Osmo Vänskä and our world class musicians. Guest cellist Alisa Weilerman was, as always, brilliant in her own right. What a wonderful evening!
Blair N. · 2 days ago
great night. very rewarding.
Scott C. · November 3, 2016
Fun time at a reasonable price. I would recommend it to anyone who has never seen a performance.
Joan S. · November 2, 2016
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