Black and white photograph of young people leaving concert, 1943.

Young people leaving concert

Young people leaving concert, 1943.

Young people outside concert hall, 1911.

Young people outside concert hall

Young people outside concert hall, 1911.

Black and white scan of the initial concert program of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra at Exhibition Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 5, 1903.

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra first concert program

Initial concert program of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra at Exhibition Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 5, 1903.

Black and white photograph of Oberhoffer at behind a podium, c.1903.

Oberhoffer at podium

Oberhoffer behind a podium, c.1903.

Black and white photograph of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on stage, c.1912.

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on stage

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on stage, c.1912.

Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra, originally known as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, was created in 1903. It was co-founded by Emil Oberhoffer, the group’s first conductor, and Elbert L. Carpenter, the first president. The group brought a new level of culture and sophistication to Minneapolis, the eighth American city to establish a major orchestra.

Color postcard showing the Great Northern Depot, Minneapolis, 1945.

Great Northern Depot, Minneapolis

Great Northern Depot, Minneapolis, 1945.

Black and white photograph of Elof Wedin, 1958.

Elof Wedin

Elof Wedin, 1958.

"Summer Landscape," oil-on-canvas painting by Elof Wedin, 1967.

"Summer Landscape"

Summer Landscape, oil-on-canvas painting by Elof Wedin, 1967.

"Upper Lakes Dam and Spillway," oil-on-canvas painting by Elof Wedin, 1967.

"Upper Lakes Dam and Spillway"

Upper Lakes Dam and Spillway, oil-on-canvas painting by Elof Wedin, 1967.

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