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The Department of Music & Theatre invites you to delight in this year's UNW Orchestra Children's Concert: Spirit of the Dance in Knight Performance Hall, under the baton of Maestro David Kozamchak, featuring UNW Dance Theatre and more.  Exciting musical selections, including songs from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Gershwin's Crazy for You, and Aaron Copland's Rodeo, will be sure to entertain and inspire your child - and get your toes tappin' too!

Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 8 at 11am!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1pm OR 7pm Performances
Northwestern Orchestra Children's Concert | Spirit of the Dance


1:00pm Matinee Concert | Spirit of the Dance | $5 per person | Registrations Required
For elementary and middle school groups. Admission is $5 per person and advanced reservations are required. Seating is General Admission. Doors open at 12:30pm.

In order for a group to be registered, please have the following information available:

  • Number of Students/Adults
  • Name of School
  • Number of Buses and other vehicles
  • Grade of Students

For groups needing to mail a check, please contact the Ticket Office at 651-631-5151 between 11am - 4pm Monday through Friday to register.  Checks need to be received by November 1 to complete the registration. 

Checks should be mailed to:
Northwestern Ticket Office
3003 Snelling Ave. N.  F2113
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598


7:00pm Evening Concert | Spirit of the Dance | Free | Registrations Required
Open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is FREE, but advanced reservations are required.  Seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Also, join us at from 6:00pm to 6:45pm for the Pre-Concert Activities & enjoy Refreshments | Free | Registrations required
Come early to prepare your child for the concert by participating in activities such as refreshments, a coloring contest (with a winner to be announced from the stage), and dancing to music with UNW Music Education students (to help get the wiggles out!). Get a family photo taken by a professional (perfect for upcoming Christmas cards) and get a chance to learn about and play the harp demonstrated by UNW harpists.
Advanced reservations are required to participate in the Pre-Concert Activities.

If attending the CONCERT ONLY, choose:

  • "Adult | Concert Only"
  • "Child (12 & under) | Concert Only"

  • "Adult | Pre-Concert  Activities and Concert"
  • "Child (12 & under) | Pre-Concert Activities & Concert"

We are delighted to offer the community the gift of a free concert, but every year we ask attendees to consider making a charitable donation to a select charity. This year, we have chosen the Fusion Dance Academy to receive these charitable donations. Please bring in your new or gently-used tap and ballet shoes to the concert! Your donations make dance education accessible to students who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Thank you for your generous support!


Program - Spirit of the Dance

UNW Orchestra
The Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman, arranged by Larry Moore

Dance of the Reed Flutes from The Nutcracker  by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man by Meredith Willson, arr. Leroy Anderson
Sandpaper Ballet by Leroy Anderson 

UNW Orchestra with Fusion Arts Dancers
Slavonic Dance in F Major, Op. 46, No. 4 by Antonin Dvorak
Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 72, No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak 

UNW Orchestra with UNW Dance Theatre
Hoe-Down from  Rodeo  by Aaron Copland
Overture to  Crazy for You  by George Gershwin, arranged by Jerry Brubaker
Waltz of the Flowers from  The Nutcracker  by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Venue Location:
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Totino Fine Arts Building |Knight Performance Hall

3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55113


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