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.

Calling all String Players: A Play Date for Adults

Little kids have play dates. How about the big kids? Like us??
The Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is hosting a Play Date for string players the first Saturday in March. No pressure, no performances, just playing music for the fun of playing music. There will be snacks and beverages (adult and other), the consumption of which will not be impeded by our musical efforts!
The Orchestra will provide sheet music for ensembles of various sizes. Bring your instrument and your music stand. Heck, if you play two instruments, bring them both!
The party starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 4 at the Lyric Theater Annex, 416 Chestnut Street, Virginia, and we will be done by 4:00 or 4:30, depending on how much fun we are having. This event is affiliated with the WorldWide Play-In sponsored by the Association of Chamber Music Players (ACMP).
Remember, to help us plan, please RSVP by March 1 by calling 218-365-7007 or emailing
See you March 4th!

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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 We hope to see you soon!!





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