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‘All Is Calm’ is filmed for PBS; ‘Dog Act’ at Gremlin Theatre

By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost PUBLISHED: December 13, 2019 Photo by Joseph Scheller Theater Latté Da spent part of this week with a film crew from New York Public Media (WNET). They were there to film Peter Rothstein’s award-winning “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” for national broadcast on PBS in 2020. For three days,…  Read More

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Celebrate Musical Siblings Felix and Fanny with VocalEssence Event—“THE MENDELSSOHNS”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 CELEBRATE MUSICAL SIBLINGS FELIX AND FANNY WITH VOCALESSENCE EVENT—“THE MENDELSSOHNS” Two prolific Romantic-era composers, one extraordinary program of music — April 4, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2019—This spring, VocalEssence will feature compositions by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel side by side in a single program, The Mendelssohns.…  Read More

Honor the Musical Foundations that Gave Rise to 30 Years of Song with Deep Roots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 HONOR THE MUSICAL FOUNDATIONS THAT GAVE RISE TO 30 YEARS OF SONG WITH DEEP ROOTS A galaxy of incredible artists and a special 30th Anniversary Community Choir will join the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers and VocalEssence Singers Of This Age—Feb. 23 at Orchestra Hall             …  Read More

Celebrate our 125th Anniversary with Music from Norway’s Top Composer

Sons of Norway Blog | October 10th, 2019​​​​​​​ As part of the celebration for our upcoming 125th Anniversary in 2020, Sons of Norway has commissioned a musical work from renowned Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arneson. Just in time for Christmas, this new work will have its world premiere in a series of four performances in…  Read More

Beethoven meets poet Rita Dove: The week’s best classical concerts

By Terry Blain | Star Tribune Published: OCTOBER 6, 2019 — 2:00PM Beethoven with a side of poetry “Sonata for a crazy mulatto.” The dedication Beethoven wrote on the score of his towering “Kreutzer” Sonata was presumably meant affectionately, but would not play well today. The dedicatee in question was George Bridgetower, an Afro-European…  Read More

Fall Arts 2019: Minnesota’s Must-See Autumn Shows

By Katie Ballalatak, Kyra Bowar, Kait Ecker, Reed Fischer, Jonah Harrison, Lianna Matt McLernon, Aidan O’Driscoll and Erik Tormoen | Minnesota Monthly August 27, 2019: Your guide to art, theater, dance, comedy, and music events in MN, September through December MusiC Sheer Mag September 8 | Turf Club, St. Paul The energetic Philadelphia power-pop quartet, led by tough-as-nails frontwoman Tina Halladay, is on…  Read More

Yellow Tree, Lyric Arts, Artistry: 2019-20 lineups

By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost April 24, 2019: Photo by Guy Magno A scene from a previous production of “Another Miracle on Christmas Lake.” Take a break from downtown parking woes … in both cities. Good theater happens in places that have ample free parking just outside the door. Three robust theater companies have recently…  Read More

The week’s five best Twin Cities classical concerts

by Terry Blain | Star Tribune April 21, 2019 — 2:00PM: Ireland’s best The Palestrina Choir was formed in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1890s, with a home base at St. Mary’s pro-Cathedral. Part of a Midwest tour, the choir’s St. Paul date is definitely a must-see for choir lovers. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Cathedral of…  Read More

260 films from 77 nations coming our way in April

By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 10:04 AM: Courtesy of the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul A still from MSPIFF’s opening night film, “Yuli,” about the life of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. The 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is just over two weeks away. Tickets go on sale to the…  Read More

Candide: Recommended

Brad Richason | CityPages   Candide DAILY FROM MARCH 21-23, 7:30 P.M. DAILY FROM MARCH 23-24, 2 P.M. $35-$45 CHORAL, CLASSICAL, THEATER   Based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire, Candide’s satirical storyline follows its titular character as calamity drives him from a sheltered upbringing to a journey of discovery. Along the way, he reunites…  Read More

The week’s five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Star Tribune MARCH 17, 2019 — 2:00PM: Medieval gets modern Picture a trio singing medieval works. Add newly penned pieces and plenty of electronics. Then squint a little, adjusting for the unexpected. Liquid Music and the Walker Art Center present an evening that toggles between 12th-century chants and world premieres. Vocal trio ModernMedieval —…  Read More

13 Minnesota arts and entertainment events we can’t wait to see in 2019

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune DECEMBER 27, 2018 — 6:00PM: Star Tribune critics and editors anticipate most promising art and entertainment. ‘Candide,’ Cowles Center, March 21-24 A world gone crazy, full of unpredictable perils and reverses of fortune. Sound familiar? It’s the back story to Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide,” a rambunctious treatment of Voltaire’s…  Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events 2019

By Deb Mazzacco  Pioneer Press January 18, 2019—5:24 pm Here’s a roundup of Minneapolis and St. Paul events Saturday, Sunday and Monday commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. SATURDAY, JAN. 19-MONDAY, JAN. 21 St. Paul: MLK Weekend at the Minnesota History Center. Family art activities, service projects, performances, closing of “The 1968 Exhibit,” noon to 3 p.m.…  Read More

The week’s five best Twin Cities classical concerts

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune January 13, 2019 — 2:00PM: Taking the podium Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto hurt his arm, so he can’t deliver the solo he planned for this week. But the injury won’t stop him from conducting a stimulating program for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Music includes Missy Mazzoli’s…  Read More