The mission of Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is to keep classical music alive and thriving on Minnesota’s Iron Range. The musicians of MSO are committed to artistic excellence, community, and lifelong learning.
MSO presents a total of six concerts per year, comprising of three concert series and two performances per series. Performances are in Virginia, Eveleth, Hibbing and Ely. One of these concert
series is a Young People’s Concert that is the culmination of an in-school arts education project for students in 18 area elementary schools.
MSO Hires New Artistic Director and Conductor
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is pleased to introduce its new artistic director and conductor for the upcoming season. Benjamin Nilles comes to us from the Oklahoma City University faculty, where he has been the music director and conductor of the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra greatly expanded its exposure in the region. Mr. Nilles has been very focused on community involvement and outreach, things that will be helpful to MSO as we try to grow our audiences and expand our reach across the Iron Range. Mr. Nilles' full biography can be found here.
The musicians of MSO are looking forward to another exciting season under new artistic leadership. Concert dates, locations, and programming are being finalized and will be announced on our website in the next few weeks.
Mesabi Chamber Ensemble
Are you a string player who hasn’t played for years; or are you an adult beginner? Perhaps you are busy with work and family obligations. Well, we have a fun and informal musical
opportunity for you. The Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring an adult training/re-training class. We will meet during the orchestra season on Monday’s right after work from 5:30-6:30pm in the Eveleth-Gilbert High
School Band room, located on the Eveleth campus. All you need is yourself and your instrument. Music, instruction, and camaraderie will be provided. Your children are welcome;
just let me know if they need supervision. For more information or to register, please contact Sheila Wilcox by phone at 290-9877 or by
email at SWilcox@vmps.org. We hope to see you soon!!
Donate to MSO
PO Box 600, Virginia, MN 55792 | www.MesabiSymphonyOrchestra.org
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization