Last year’s Lake Harriet performance drew nearly 4,000 supporters recognizing the region’s support and commitment to continuing the tradition of world-class orchestral music in Minnesota. The Musicians hosting this concert as a “thank you” to the community for their support of world-class classical music and musicians.
Orchestra member, principal trumpet player, Manny Laureano Manny Laureano conducted Weber's Overture to Der Freischutz, and Tchaikovsky's triumphant Symphony No. 5.
Many Young Musicians of Minnesota members volunteered at the event to help the Minnesota Orchestra Musicians, wearing their green "Support Minnesota Orchestra Musicians" t-shirts as they sold merchandise, greeted audience members, and gathered names for the Musicians' email newsletters.