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Minnesota Orchestra

A Century of Musical Inspiration for Young People!

On November 10, 2011 current YPSCA members and special guests kicked off an official celebration of the Centennial!

Event included:

“The Tin Forest"
Narrated by Mayor R.T. Rybak

Champagne Luncheon & Centennial Program

Featured guests:
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Courtney Lewis
Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor

Steve Heitzeg
The Tin Forest composer

Joanna Cortright
Music Educator

Representatives from the
Minneapolis Public School District

Many former YPSCA Presidents

Other honored guests

Special tribute to long time Minnesota Orchestra conductor Henry Charles Smith rounded out the day's program. Smith was honored for the lasting impact his interest and involvement has had on the Young People's Concerts.

Watch this special video created for YPSCA’s centennial in 2011.