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Benson Great Hall is one of the finest performing arts centers in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, hosting concerts, performances, conferences, and more. Our comfortable seating, excellent acoustics, and friendly staff make it the perfect venue to take in a concert or event.

Upcoming Events

DEC 10 2016

Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Holiday concert

DEC 13 2016

Elective Recitals - Nadia Abboud, violin & Dan Sievert, trumpet

6:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Selections by J.S. Bach, Massenet, Dancla, Britten, Hindemith, and Torelli

DEC 19 2016

Totino Grace High School

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Christmas concert

JAN 8 2017

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Time Machine

FEB 3 2017

IGNITE: Middle School Student Discipleship Conference

6:30 p.m. Wooddale Church, Eden Praire, MN

A 21-hour retreat for students in grades 7-9

FEB 18 2017

Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Upper Midwest Region

MAR 10 2017

Orphei Drängar

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Modern male-voice Swedish choir from Uppsala, Sweden

MAR 24 2017

Wind Symphony Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Wind Symphony under conductor Steven Thompson will conclude their 2017 Spring Tour with a concert in Benson Great Hall.

MAR 25 2017

Bethel Choir Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Choir under conductor Gene Peterson will conclude their 2017 Spring Tour with a concert in Benson Great Hall.

MAR 26 2017

The United States Navy Concert Band

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire

APR 6 2017

Chamber Orchestra Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Chamber Orchestra under conductor Steven Thompson will conclude their 2017 Spring Tour with a concert in Benson Great Hall.

APR 9 2017

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Chaconne: A Baroque Fantasy

MAY 2 2017

Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of orchestral favorites conducted by Steven Thompson

MAY 5 2017

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The 5:40 Jazz Orchestra will present a program of classic jazz tunes directed by Jason Harms.

MAY 7 2017

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices

MAY 12 2017

Classics in the Great Hall

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Gene Peterson will conduct a choral-orchestral work, and student winners of the 2017 concerto-aria competition will perform.

MAY 14 2017

Bethel Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Kevin Shull directs the Bethel Handbell Ensemble in a concert of pieces for handbells.

MAY 27 2017

Commencement - CAS

Benson Great Hall

For graduating Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences | 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm

MAY 28 2017

Commencement - CAPS/GS

Benson Great Hall

For graduating students in the College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School | 1pm, 4pm

MAY 31 2017

Chippewa Middle School Concert

6 p.m.

Rental client - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Orchestra