“The Flute is the Pretty One!”

Program Preview: September 15th, 7:00pm Reviewing: Sonata for two Flutes (1918/1920) – Charles Koechlin and Au-delà du temps “Transcending Time” (2002) – Yuko Uebayashi “The Flute is the pretty one!” by Alex Legeros Last month I had the opportunity to perform simple woodwind quintet arrangement for preschoolers as part of my army musician training in Norfolk, VA. […]

A letter from Artistic Director Norbert Nielubowski

To our loyal Musical Offering audience, Attached is a note from Paula DeCosse of the group Orchestrate Excellence.  This is a group of committed Twin Cities classical music lovers who are concerned about the now 5 month long lock out of the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians.    As Paula mentions, this action […]

The TMO Logo: Did you see that?

We feel so proud of our new logo. Designed by Susan Hopp and Karl Schweikart of 45 Degrees/Minneapolis, our logo was created as part of a branding effort conducted last season. We did lots of research–including surveying you our audience, and thank you again!–and today we have a whole new look. One of the things […]


“The Minnesota Orchestra subsidizes great music throughout the Twin Cities.” In our opening concert’s intermission interview, artistic director Norbert Neilubowski explained how struggles within the Minnesota Orchestra have implications throughout Minnesota. Minnesota Orchestra musicians hold teaching positions at major universities, perform in their own professional ensembles (like The Musical Offering!), and nurture the outstanding arts […]