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Music & Healing

Orchestra Hall

~90 Minutes (no intermission)

Led by Sarah Hicks, this concert and conversation explores music, anxiety and well-being. The program will feature the world premiere of a new work for orchestra inspired by audience responses to their own experiences with managing anxiety and finding inner peace. Plus, singer-songwriter Chastity Brown, whose music has touched on the topic of mental health, will join the Orchestra for a set of new songs. Audience members will also participate in a mindfulness exercise accompanied by the Minnesota Orchestra. (Learn more)

Date & Time





    Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 


    Depression/Anxiety, from The Music of Mental Illness 


    Serenity [World Premiere]

  • PÄRT



    and birds are still… 


Sarah Hicks


Chastity Brown


Plan your visit

BRKFST Dance Company Performance

When: Tues July 25 | 6:25pm and 6:40pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

BRKFST Dance Company, a collaborative ensemble of breaking choreographers and dancers, will perform multiple presentations of their 5-minute piece “Potential Utility.”  Founded in 2014, BRKFST incorporates abstract, narrative, and pedestrian-driven movement into their impressive and physically rigorous work by combining breaking with contemporary dance.

Post-Concert Music and Conversation

When: Tues July 25 | post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Join yoga instructor, musician, and TV host, Chance York, for a specially curated mindful experience of music and conversation. Satsang is the Sanskrit word that combines the words “sat,” meaning truth, and “sang,” meaning together in community. In this interactive conversation, we’ll further explore and nourish the healing role that music and mindfulness play in our lives. 

Reflection Walls

When: Tues July 25 | pre- and post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Explore your feelings about anxiety, music, well-being, and inner peace by sharing your thoughts on the prompt questions on our reflection walls in the Orchestra Hall lobby. 

Mindful Coloring

When: Tues July 25 | pre- and post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Choose a beautiful picture, grab a few colored pencils, and give your brain a vacation! Coloring shifts attention away from our stresses and allows focus on a simple, pleasurable task -- which provides a wonderful escape for busy minds.  

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.


Video: Concert and Conversation: Music and Healing

Accessibility Services

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

Additional services are available upon request.