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Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald | © Allison Michael Orenstein

Audra McDonald

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Nov 4, 2023

Orchestra Hall

2 hours including intermission

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, in 2015 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts—America’s highest honor for achievement in the field—from President Barack Obama.  She returns to Orchestra Hall with her signature mix of art songs, pop tunes and Broadway classics.

A Few Things to Know

  • Talk about range: in addition to her stage credits, McDonald has appeared as a prominent character in ABC’s primetime show Private Practice, HBO’s The Gilded Age and had a voice role on the highly acclaimed animated Netflix show BoJack Horseman
  • Fellow recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts included Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Phillip Glass, Terry Gross and Wynton Marsalis.

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Date & Time



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Plan your visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips

Merrin Guice Gill pre-concert performance

When: Sat Nov 4 | 6:15pm
Where: Target Atrium

Dr. Merrin Guice Gill will be performing American Art Songs and Spirituals including Dream Variations, by Ricky Ian Gordon, which was featured on Audra McDonald’s album “Way Back to Paradise”. Dr. Gill is the Director of Choral Activities and vocal instructor at Bethel University. As a trained soprano, Dr. Guice Gill has performed with several opera companies and in a variety of venues.

Know Before You Go

An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Directions & Parking

All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.

Pre-order beverages

Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the Minnesota Orchestra App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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