COVID-19 Notice

Due to continued concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra has decided to cancel our concert scheduled for April 17.

This decision is not made lightly, and is made with a heavy heart.

We would love nothing more than to present our final concert of the season, but in an effort to help keep our musicians and audience members safe, we need to take this extraordinary step.

We are still planning to hold our third annual North of Broadway fundraiser concerts on June 12 & 13. We hope you will join us for these fun and inspiring concerts! In addition, we will also be announcing our exciting 2020-2021 concert season in the near future.

Watch this space for more details to come!

Coming Up

Young Artist Competition

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is postponing auditions for its 2020 Young Artist Competition. We regret the postponement, but with all Minnesota schools and universities closed or online-only, there are too many difficulties presented at this time.

We will announce new dates for applications and auditions in Fall 2020. Please watch this space for further announcements.

June 12: Mesabi Musical Theater, Virginia, MN

June 13: VCC Fine Arts Theater, Ely, MN

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We're Fortunate

Growing up on the Range, I never heard anything but band music. We are so fortunate to have a string orchestra! I try to never miss a concert.

Irene Hartfield, Musician

A Real Gift

Music has always been an important part of my life. The opportunity to play with this gem of an orchestra has been a gift!

Karen McManus, MSO Musician

From Mining to Music

As someone who spent years working in the mines, I never cease to be impressed by the amount of musical talent in my back yard. I wish I could better explain the magic of going from the high explosives and pounding machinery of a mining operation and a few hours later watching the conductor raise the baton and bring that musical talent to life.

Bob Tammen, financial supporter

Great for Students

The opportunity for my students to view a live performance is invaluable. I hope MSO will continue to support and provide these types of events for the children of our area. Thank you!

Local teacher

Express My Gratitude

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to all of the performers for offering this little gem of a concert. Once again I am reminded of the incredible talent that northeastern Minnesota has to offer.

Deborah Kleese, audience member