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Calendar of Events

Premieres, Concerts and Lectures
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.

Ladyslipper Ensemble is a twin cities chamber music collective with two facets, bringing the community something old and something new by presenting repertoire spanning from the 17th to the 21st century, performed on early instruments and modern. Dedicated to uncovering lost works and introducing audiences to rarely heard pieces, we invite our listeners to explore the unfamiliar, creating a deeper appreciation for the forgotten. By offering innovative, fresh and engaging programming, Ladyslipper brings soulful and beautiful themes to life. We strive to usher you beyond the realm of tradition and break barriers between listeners and performers.

Apr
26
Fri
Trio da Camera @ MacPhail Center for the Arts
Apr 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Trio da Camera @ MacPhail Center for the Arts

Trio da Camera at MacPhail

Friday, April 26 @ 7:30Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Sarah Schmalenberger, horn; Gail Olszewski, piano reprise David Evan Thomas’s Trio da camera, a high spirited 2017 composition commissioned by David Braslau.

May
4
Sat
South Metro Chorale Sings “Digital Wonder” @ Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church
May 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
South Metro Chorale Sings "Digital Wonder" @ Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church | 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
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church
6311 N. Berens Rd. NW, Prior Lake

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” @ Sunday, May 5th @ 3p Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
May 5 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
South Metro Chorale Sings "Digital Wonder" @ Sunday, May 5th @ 3p Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

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
There is a Yearning @ Plymouth Congregational Church
May 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
There is a Yearning @ 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.

May
17
Fri
Chorus Polaris sings “O Taste and See” @ Christ the King Lutheran Church
May 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Chorus Polaris sings "O Taste and See" @ Christ the King Lutheran Church

Chorus Polaris sings O Taste and See

Millennia: Psalms Ancient and Modern

Chorus Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis, sings a 2008 Psalm setting on a program of Psalms.

May 17 @ 7:30  PM Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton
May 19 @ 5  PM Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

May
18
Sat
Minnesota State Band in Litchfield @ Litchfield Opera House
May 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Minnesota State Band in Litchfield @ Litchfield Opera House

The Minnesota State Band, conducted by Keith Liuzzi, performs David Evan Thomas’s One Fair Summer Eve, a suite commissioned for the 120th Anniversary of the Band in a concert at Litchfield Opera House, Litchfield, MN. More here.

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.

May
19
Sun
Chorus Polaris sings “O Taste and See” @ Hennepin United Methodist Church
May 19 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Chorus Polaris sings "O Taste and See" @ Hennepin United Methodist Church

Chorus Polaris sings O Taste and See

Millennia: Psalms Ancient and Modern

Chorus Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis, sings a 2008 Psalm setting on a program of Psalms.

May 19 @ 5  PM Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

Jun
14
Fri
South Metro Chorale premieres “River Dreams” @ Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Jun 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

South Metro Chorale 20th Anniversary Gala features commissioned work by DET

All five former conductors will lead the Chorale in music from past seasons, culminating in the world premiere of River Dreams by David Evan Thomas, a setting of five poems by Minnesotans of a bygone era about land, water and sky.

The South Metro Chorale is celebrating its 20th anniversary by throwing a party! This Gala Event will be hosted in the stunning Gideon S. Ives Auditorium of the Masonic Heritage Center, and will feature food, drink and music! Come experience a program conducted by all five previous (and current) Artistic Directors, which features highlights from their work with SMC. After the concert, we’ll raise our glasses to toast the next 20 years of music! Join us!

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, Minn.

Purchase tickets here or at the door.

Jun
19
Wed
Minnesota State Band in Sauk Centre @ Sinclair Lewis Park
Jun 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Minnesota State Band in Sauk Centre @ Sinclair Lewis Park

The Minnesota State Band, conducted by Keith Liuzzi, performs David Evan Thomas’s One Fair Summer Eve, a suite commissioned for the 120th Anniversary of the Band in a concert at Sinclair Lewis Park, Sauk Centre, MN. More here.

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.

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