“ENDING THE LOCKOUT WILL BE A BALL”
Coinciding with Symphony Ball and Crash the Ball
Friday, September 20, 2013
Outside Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
4:30 – 9:30 pm
Come when you can, leave when you must
Bring the kids
Dress up or dress down, just dress warmly!
4:30-5:00 Gather and peacefully greet Symphony Ball attendees with placards provided by Save Our Symphony Minnesota (SOSMN)
5:00-6:00 Music on the sidewalk (Brass, Choral, and Dixieland)
6:00-6:30 Short speeches by Tony Ross of the Musicians and SOSMN special guest, the world-famous, Ms. Emily Hogstad (“Song of the Lark”)
6:30-7:30 More music, singing and dancing
7:00-8:30 Feel free to take a break for a bite to eat downtown, in recognition of the economic hardship the lockout has brought to downtown businesses
8:00-8:30 Peacefully greet Crash the Ball attendees
8:30-9:30 More music, a reprise of some speeches, a music-led procession around the block – glow sticks and necklaces will be provided
This rally, sponsored and organized by SOSMN, will take place irrespective of the state of the lockout. We’re not vilifying the donors who are attending the two Balls, but rather celebrating music and musicians while asking those Ball-goers to use their influence to bring back the Orchestra. SOSMN and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra recognize that all portions of the community – everyone from wealthy donors to young students – must come together to make the Minnesota Orchestra a successful institution. As such, we invite all lovers of music to attend this rally!
If you’re planning to attend, please click “join” on SOSMN’s Facebook event. It will help enormously with planning.
Additional details will be provided on the SOSMN Facebook page throughout this week.