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Calendar of Events

Premieres, Concerts and Lectures
Oct
25
Thu
Mimi Tung plays DET at Thursday Musical @ Antonello Hall MacPhail Center of Music
Oct 25 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mimi Tung plays DET at Thursday Musical @ Antonello Hall MacPhail Center of Music | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Pianist Mimi Tung plays three contrasting works by David Evan Thomas for piano solo: Soft Summer Airs, Freddy’s Giant Leap, and Landscape of Shadow and Light at a Thursday Musical Morning Artist Series program.

Soft Summer Airs is a suite of five short impressions. Freddy’s Giant Leap is a scherzo honoring a beloved pooch, who took to the air one summer day. Landscape of Shadow and Light is a tribute to the late Thelma Hunter, who commissioned it for her 88th birthday celebration, specifying that it touch all 88 keys of the piano.

Thursday Musical’s longest-running recital series, the Thursday Morning Artist Series, has been presented since 1892 on Thursdays, with a legacy of featuring some of the most talented classical musicians in Minnesota.

In an intimate recital setting, programs are currently being held at 10:30 am in the acoustically impressive Antonello Hall at MacPhail Center for Music. Arrive early to this concert series and enjoy free coffee and donuts in the lobby starting at 10:00 am.

Trio da Camera on Courtroom Concert @ Landmark Center
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Trio da Camera on Courtroom Concert @ Landmark Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Trio da Camera Premieres on Courtroom Concert

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018,
  • Noon
  • Courtroom 317
  • Landmark Center, Downtown St. Paul

Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Sarah Schmalenberger, horn; Gail Olszewski, piano premiere David Evan Thomas’s Trio da camera, a 2017 composition commissioned by David Braslau, on a Schubert Club Courtroom Concert. Get there early; these popular concerts fill up fast! Abbie Betinis hosts.

Nov
3
Sat
Minnesota State Band Premiere @ Benson Great Hall
Nov 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Minnesota State Band Premiere @ Benson Great Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

The Minnesota State Band, conducted by Keith Liuzzi, premieres David Evan Thomas’s One Fair Summer Eve, a suite commissioned for the 120th Anniversary of the Band.

The Minnesota State Band is the Official Band of the State of Minnesota and has been in existence for 120 years (since 1898). The band is the only remaining State Band in the United States. While at one time the band received funding from the State of Minnesota the band is now operated as a non-profit organization with an all-volunteer membership. The Minnesota State Band is one of the few community bands anywhere that regularly travels internationally. The Band has represented the State of Minnesota on six International Goodwill Tours since 1986. While international travel is important, the band sees its primary mission as providing high quality music to the residents of Minnesota.

Ladyslipper Performs Falla Arrangements @ Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis
Nov 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Ladyslipper Performs Falla Arrangements @ Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Ladyslipper Ensemble presents a program of Latin and Spanish music, including DET’s arrangement of Falla’s 7 Popular Spanish Songs. Join Sahar Hassan, mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Arado, violin; Jane Cords-O’Hara, cello, Charles Block, bass and Oleg Levin, piano for a potpourri of passionate works.

Dec
6
Thu
Ladyslipper’s Falla on Courtroom Concert @ Landmark Center
Dec 6 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ladyslipper's Falla on Courtroom Concert @ Landmark Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Ladyslipper Ensemble performs DET’s arrangement of Falla’s 7 Popular Spanish Songs on a Schubert Club Courtroom Concert. Join Sahar Hassan, mezzo-soprano; Helen Chang, violin; Jane Cords-O’Hara, cello, Charles Block, bass and Oleg Levin. Abbie Betinis hosts.

May
4
Sat
South Metro Chorale Sings Digital Wonder @ Masonic Heritage Center Ives Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
South Metro Chorale Sings Digital Wonder @ Masonic Heritage Center Ives Auditorium | Bloomington | Minnesota | United States

South Metro Chorale performs DET’s Digital Wonder Watch.

Mark Bilyeu conducts the South Metro Chorale in “Cut the Cord – From Screen to Green,”

Technology is all around us. We rely on it to communicate with others, and use it to access the media we consume. But what if we were to leave it all behind, and commune with Nature, and access its beauty? Join us as we offer a program celebrating technology, television and movies, and then leave it all behind and celebrate the writings of naturalist John Muir: ‘Father of our National Parks.’ This program of entirely living composers features DET’s Digital Wonder Watch, commissioned for the Minnesota All-State Chorus, as well as Minnesotans Libby Larsen & Jake Runestad.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Ives Auditorium of the Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Tickets: call 612-386-4636 or send an e-mail to tickets@southmetrochorale.org Tickets will also be available at the door.

May
5
Sun
South Metro Chorale Sings Digital Wonder @ Masonic Heritage Center Ives Auditorium
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
South Metro Chorale Sings Digital Wonder @ Masonic Heritage Center Ives Auditorium | Bloomington | Minnesota | United States

South Metro Chorale performs DET’s Digital Wonder Watch.

Mark Bilyeu conducts the South Metro Chorale in “Cut the Cord – From Screen to Green,”

Technology is all around us. We rely on it to communicate with others, and use it to access the media we consume. But what if we were to leave it all behind, and commune with Nature, and access its beauty? Join us as we offer a program celebrating technology, television and movies, and then leave it all behind and celebrate the writings of naturalist John Muir: ‘Father of our National Parks.’ This program of entirely living composers features DET’s Digital Wonder Watch, commissioned for the Minnesota All-State Chorus, as well as Minnesotans Libby Larsen & Jake Runestad.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Ives Auditorium of the Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Tickets: call 612-386-4636 or send an e-mail to tickets@southmetrochorale.org Tickets will also be available at the door.

May
12
Sun
Brunelle Jubilee Hymn @ Plymouth Congregational Church
May 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Brunelle Jubilee Hymn @ Plymouth Congregational Church | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Join the premiere of a hymn commissioned in honor of Philip Brunelle, with text by James Gertmenian and music by David Evan Thomas. A celebration of Philip and his 50 years at Plymouth Congregational Church follows.

David Evan Thomas has composed over a dozen hymns, collaborating with Dolores Dufner, OSB, Brian Wren and Don Payne Holmstrom. James Gertmenian is the Senior Minister Emeritus at Plymouth.

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