Scan of a Minnesota Orchestra program cover 1968–1969 season showing the organization's new name.

Minnesota Orchestra program cover 1968–1969 season

Minnesota Orchestra program cover 1968–1969 season showing the organization's new name.

Color scan of an admission ticket for a Sunday 4pm concert at Northrup Auditorium, February 18, 1968.

Admission ticket

Admission ticket for a Sunday 4pm concert at Northrup Auditorium, February 18, 1968.

Black and white photograph of Vice-President Hubert Humphrey dancing with WAMSO President Dorothy Gauther at the 1966 Symphony Ball.

Humphrey at WAMSCO ball

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey dancing with WAMSO President Dorothy Gauther at the 1966 Symphony Ball.

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.

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