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OH+ with the Minnesota Orchestra: January 11-14

Orchestra Hall Plus (OH+) is our name for all pre- and post-concert extras that add to your concert experience. Join us during the Tchaikovsky Marathon to explore the composer’s life and work through concert previews, art exhibits, performances, and more!

Complete your Tchaikovsky Marathon experience with dance. Join the company and school of St. Paul Ballet for a peek into Tchaikovsky divertissements from “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”!

Thu Jan 11: SPB Company
10-10:45am / Target Atrium

Fri Jan 12: SPB Upper Level School
7-7:45pm / Target Atrium

Sat Jan 13: SPB Upper Level School
7-7:45pm / Target Atrium

Sun Jan 14: SPB Company
1-1:45pm / Target Atrium

Excerpts from Clara’s Dream with the East Metro Symphony Orchestra: December 17

A Holiday Fête: Celebrating the Joy of the Season

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129

Tickets available at the door or may be purchased online on the EMSO website:
Follow the menu on the top of the page for UPCOMING CONCERT.
Adults $15, seniors $10, under age 18 $1. Bring the whole family!

Featuring excerpts from Clara’s Dream performed by students of the School of St. Paul Ballet with professional company dancer Michelle Ludwig as “Clara.”

Joining EMSO in the celebration will be students of the School of St. Paul Ballet, performing excerpts from Clara’s Dream, a ballet set to music from Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The performance will star professional company dancer Michelle Ludwig as “Clara,” who will be accompanied by student dancers ranging from upper elementary to high school age. “We are thrilled to give our ballet students the rare opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra,” says Laura C.C. Greenwell, director of the School of St. Paul Ballet. “Having worked with EMSO in years past, I know this experience will enrich our students and delight our audience.”

The program will be rounded out with holiday musical classics including an audience sing-a-long. A meet-and-greet with orchestra members and student dancer along with refreshments and treats will immediately follow the performance. “Whether you enjoy classic ballet, familiar holiday music, or an old-fashioned sing along, this joyful program has something for everyone,” notes Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes, EMSO music director and conductor. “The relaxed and inviting nature of EMSO programs means that this holiday classic will appeal to all, perfect for a special family gathering!”

Clara’s Dream Tour to WI: December 15-16

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30p.m.  and  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00a.m. These performances are sold out.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main Street East, Menomonie, WI 54751

Bookfair: Saturday, November 25

Join us at Barnes & Noble in Roseville on Saturday, Nov. 25th for excerpts from Clara’s Dream from 12 to 1pm!

A chance for some family fun, the St. Paul Ballet Bookfair a the Roseville Barnes & Noble will be sure to put some pep in your step after all that turkey on Thursday!

This is a fundraiser which means up to 20% of all purchases made this day (or online through November 30th with code 12193199) with be donated to St. Paul Ballet from Barnes & Noble! Be sure to mention you’d like to support the ballet as you check out.

Open Rehearsal: Sunday, November 26

Join us for some behind the scenes magic during our Open Rehearsal: Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker this weekend on Sunday Noon-3:00pm. FREE – all are welcome!

Ample FREE parking at our studios 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul 55104.


Get moving and celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community. Alternative Motion Project presents Move to the MAX featuring Alternative Motion Project, Flying Foot Forum, Kaleena Miller Dance and St. Paul Ballet as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy compelling performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception. Join us for the Great Minnesota Give Together to support these companies’ great work.

Give to the Max Day – Thursday, November 16th
Performance & Post-Show Reception 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Check-in starting at 6:00pm
Doors open at 6:15pm

The TEK Box
528 Hennepin Ave – 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Entry to the event requires a 100% tax-deductible donation to at least one of the performing companies on Give to the Max Day.

Donations can be to any participating organization on-site or prior to the event got Give to the Max Day (proof of donation required).

Reservations may be made prior to the event HERE, but proof of donation will be required upon arrival.

Suggested minimum donation $25 per person.