Minnesota Orchestra goes to Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra carries state’s banner to Havana, Cuba.

Join us for a happy hour event today featuring photos from Cuba + Photo Gallery

The Star Tribune is hosting a museum-style event May 28 featuring sights and sounds from the Minnesota Orchestra's trip to Cuba.

Beautiful music: Minnesota Orchestra takes Cuba by storm

The sights. The sounds. The energy. In two minutes, take a whirlwind look at the Minnesota Orchestra's historic visit to Cuba.

Minnesota Orchestra enjoys one last, late night in Havana + Photo Gallery + Video

Musicians left a gift of music in the Cuban capital and came home with a new purpose.

Minnesota Orchestra wins hearts, while bridging divide in Cuba + Photo Gallery

The 160-person Minnesota contingent won the hearts of schoolchildren, university students and music lovers with educational visits, gifts of musical supplies and concerts on Friday and Saturday night that sold out quickly to audiences eager to witness this moment.

Musical diplomacy blooms in Havana heat + Photo Gallery

"Cultural ambassadors" are healing rifts within the Minnesota Orchestra while building ties to Cuba.

Minn. Orchestra finds new magic in Havana after its bitter lockout + Photo Gallery + Video

As they prepare for a historic concert Friday night, musicians and board members find a groove together.

With selfies and Tchaikovsky, orchestra arrives in Havana + Photo Gallery

Minnesota Orchestra becomes the first from U.S. to visit Cuba since the thaw in relations.

Minnesota Orchestra departs this morning for Cuba

The flight will arrive in Havana on Wednesday afternoon. The nonstop flight is historic as the first from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Friday night there is a concert at the Teatro Nacional.

At Cuban schools, Minnesota Orchestra musicians teach – and learn + Photo Gallery + Video

Minnesota Orchestra members took time to mentor music students in Havana.

Minnesota Orchestra tours Havana, prepares for first Cuba rehearsal + Photo Gallery

Costumed dancers on stilts, accompanied by congas and cowbells, greeted the Minnesota Orchestra on a walking tour of Old Havana on Wednesday evening.

Gallery: Minnesota Orchestra on the ground in Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra arrived at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba on Wednesday, flying direct from Minnesota. They play in concert Friday.

Symphonic diplomacy is goal of Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba trip + Photo Gallery

Minnesota Orchestra will carry state's banner to Havana this week.