As we celebrate MSO's 70th Platinum Anniversary Season in 2020-21, we also cherish our history.
Mary Huntley and the late Ken Gertjejansen, former MSO string players and volunteer MSO historians published four booklets - 60 Shining Years - to celebrate MSO's diamond anniversary. The four booklets are Conductors, Musical Mankato: From Singing Societies to Symphony, Stringed Instrument Education, and Soloists, Composers, and Performers. A fifth booklet is coming soon, Leadership & Management, and will include a timeline.
Much of the following information comes from their first booklet, Conductors.