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  • Rates vary based on event. Group rates available on most performances.


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  • Located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus, Minneapolis.

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  • Northrop Ticket Office: M-F 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, SAT Noon-3 p.m. Event times vary.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. A Prairie Home Companion

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    On April 26th, Garrison Keillor, will be returning to his college alma mater, along with the rest of the cast and crew of A Prairie Home Companion, for a live broadcast at the newly renovated Northrop.

    Actress Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound effects wizard Fred Newman will be on hand, along with music director/pianist Richard Dworsky, and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, (Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Peter Johnson, and Richard Kriehn ), plus sketches like Guy Noir, Private Eye, The Cowboys: Dusty & Lefty, and Garrison will have all the latest News from Lake Wobegon during his signature monologue.

    Special musical guests for the Northrop broadcast TBA, (visit for latest details)

  2. Daniel O'Donnell

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell, with his trademark melodic voice, will perform a combination of country music, inspirational ballads, pop hits, and Irish standards. This multi-talented, Irish-born performer has starred in 12 national PBS television specials and has sold over 12 million CDs and DVDs worldwide. O’Donnell has become a household name in Canada, Ireland, the U.K., the U.S., and Australia. He is also the first recording artist to have a different album on the U.K. charts every year for 25 consecutive years.

    O’Donnell’s easy-going, entertaining on-stage personality makes each live show an exciting event as he sings, dances and charms his way into his audience’s hearts! O’Donnell will mix it up a bit by performing his fans’ favorites like the uplifting “Stand Beside Me,” and his beautiful rendition of, “How Great Thou Art,” and many other favorites.

    ?O’Donnell always interacts with his audience in his original and engaging way, and gets his audience singing, clapping and tapping their toes as he dances on stage. When the charming and talented Mary Duff joins him for a few duets, their friendship can be felt by everyone in the audience.

  3. Echoes of History: Osmo Vänskä & the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Osmo Vänskä, conductor
    William Wolfram, piano
    University of Minnesota Marching Band,
    University of Minnesota Chorus,
    Kathy Saltzman Romey, director
    Craig J. Kirchhoff, director
    Richard Wagner: "Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
    Antonin Dvorak: "Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World" and "II. Largo"
    Franz Liszt: "Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3" and "Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Piano and Orchestra" (William Wolfram, piano)
    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "1812, Overture solennelle" (University of Minnesota Marching Band, University of Minnesota Chorus)

    Come be a part of history as Osmo Vänskä leads the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and celebrated piano soloist William Wolfram at the opening of the newly remodeled Northrop at the University of Minnesota! The evening will re-create the first concert ever heard in this Twin Cities musical and educational landmark; the original program played by the then-Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on October 22, 1929. Beautifully re-configured Northrop will be filled with the sounds of Wagner, Dvorák, and Liszt, as the University of Minnesota's own Marching Band and Chorus join forces with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra for a most triumphant finale - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable celebration of Minnesota history and culture!
    The Minnesota Orchestra Musicians, a pending tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), is an organization dedicated to providing orchestral performances of unsurpassed excellence that contribute to the health, education and cultural vibrancy of the Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota. We wish to inspire an ever-widening audience to seek a lifelong relationship with great symphonic music.
    The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are recognized around the world as world-class professional orchestral musicians. In 2010, renowned New Yorker orchestra critic Alex Ross called their performance in New York that of the “greatest orchestra in the world.”

  4. Emily Johnson / Catalyst: SHORE

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Choreographed and written by Emily Johnson
    Performed by Aretha Aoki, Emily Johnson, Krista Langberg, James Everest, Nona Marie, the Anonymous Choir, and a moving choir of dancers.
    Composed by James Everest and Nona Marie

    SHORE is Emily Johnson/Catalyst's new dance work. It is the third in a trilogy of works that began with The Thank-you Bar, and continued with Niicugni. SHORE is a multi-day performance installation of dance, story, volunteerism, and feasting. It is a celebration of the places where we meet and merge—land and water, performer and audience, art and community, past, present, and future. Join us for one part of SHORE, or all four.

    Created by Emily Johnson with James Everest, in collaboration with Nona Marie and the Anonymous Choir, Aretha Aoki, Krista Langberg, Ain Gordon, and a moving choir of dancers.

  5. University Symphony Orchestra Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    The University of Minnesota School of Music's University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the University Singers, Women's and Men's Chorus, and members of the Minnesota Chorale. mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala, and soprano Linh Kauffman. Known as one of Mahler's most successful works, this epic five-movement symphony explores themes of death and resurrection. Mark Russell Smith is conductor, while Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey are choral conductors.

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