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St. Olaf Orchestra Family Concert

November 7, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson presents its family-friendly concert for all ages!


With guest St. Olaf faculty artists Christopher Atzinger on piano for the finale from Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor, Emery Stephens as narrator for Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” and featuring Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band – as well as student conductors Max Clifford ’22, Jake Gesell ’22 and Anna Severtson ’22.

The St. Olaf Orchestra Family Concert has become a long-standing concert tradition that has attracted families from Northfield, the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. The concerts are kid-friendly and loaded with the best symphonic music that both inspire and delight! One especially popular event is a fun contest among children up to age 13 for a chance to conduct the orchestra in one short piece! In 2019, nearly 100 kids tried out! The Family Concert will conclude with a performance of the Main Title from Star Wars, featuring a special guest from a galaxy far, far away.

This concert is FREE and open to all. Masks are required. Seating will be available around the entire gym to allow families to socially distance.

COVID-19 Protocols:

As we prepare to welcome audiences back to our on-campus performances this fall, St. Olaf College continues to keep the health and safety of everyone on campus — guests, students, staff, and faculty — as our first priority. We will continue to implement protocols and procedures to ensure that our concert experiences are as safe and enjoyable as possible. Protocols are based on guidelines from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. Protocols are updated on an ongoing basis and can be found at https://wp.stolaf.edu/covid-19/.

St. Olaf has required all new and returning faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated by the start of the fall 2021 semester, which includes members of the St. Olaf music ensembles.

In accordance with the CDC’s recent guidance, face coverings will be required for all indoor events on campus. Out of an abundance of caution, these safety measures apply to all on-campus concert guests and audience members. Masking is considered one of the most effective ways to reduce transmission. By attending a concert at St. Olaf College, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you are not masked upon arrival, you will not be allowed entrance to the concert.

For continual updates to the St. Olaf College policies related to guests on campus, please check our website at https://wp.stolaf.edu/covid-19/.

We’ve taken many steps to provide the safest possible concert experience, and hope that you will return on the Hill to experience live music again with us.


November 7, 2021
3:30 pm
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