Calendar of EventsPremieres, Concerts and Lectures
The Minnesota State Band performs David Evan Thomas’s One Fair Summer Eve.
The Minnesota State Band conducted by Keith Liuzzi performs a suite commissioned for the 120th Anniversary of the Band
Thursday, August 22, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Free.
Huber Park, 150 Fillmore St. N., Shakopee, MN 55379
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.
To Live in This World receives its second revival at Music in the Vineyards, a vibrant and tasty chamber music festival in California’s Napa Valley.
Commissioned in 2002, To Live in This World brings to life three poems of the late Mary Oliver and is dedicated to the memory of MITV’s Founding Executive Director Gail Adams. This performance will be sung by the amazing young soprano Tori Tedeschi Adams.
This performance takes place at the stunning Hess Collection, an art gallery as well as a vineyard.
Friday, October 18 at 2:15 PM
Celebrate Chicago! Hear music by composers with Chicago connections at Fourth Presbyterian Church, featuring Comes Autumn Time by Leo Sowerby, organist-choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Cathedral from 1927-1962, as well as associate organist at Fourth Presbyterian in 1919, Pavane by Richard Proulx, who had a long association with Holy Name Cathedral, Fanfare, Variations and Toccata on “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding” by James Biery, In Quiet Mood by Florence B. Price, the first African-American woman to have a work performed by a major orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in 1933 and Thomas’s Variations on Simple Gifts.