Calendar of EventsPremieres, Concerts and Lectures
sings David Evan Thomas’s The Wings of the Morning, a setting of Psalm 139, on a MN Duo recital at Source Song Festival 2018. Program includes music by Linda Tutas Haugen, Jocelyn Hagen, Edie Hill and Linda Kachelmeier.
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.
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.