At heart, I’m a rocker. I love Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Pink Floyd. I don’t know if I could survive without my tunes. But as someone who grew up in the band program when I was in school, I also have a respect for classical and orchestral music.

I know it sounds lame, but orchestral music can be absolutely transcendental. I spent a lot of my youth at band related events watching college level ensembles perform and often performing classical pieces myself (as classical as you can get when you play the saxophone, #swagger.)

But I don’t think that many people have ever actually had the experience of listening to a concert band or orchestra in a live setting. It probably sounds like a boring time, but I promise it’s not. It’s actually a rather unique experience.

Whether you’ve had the privilege of seeing an orchestra before or you’ve never had the opportunity to, now’s your chance to check out one of the best around. The University Of Minnesota Campus Orchestra Concert will be taking place tonight (March 21st) at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is FREE! Don’t pass up the chance to check it out. You won’t regret going.