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Calendar of Events

Premieres, Concerts and Lectures
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.

Jul
26
Fri
The Many Faces of Cy DeCosse: A Retrospective @ Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Many Faces of Cy DeCosse: A Retrospective @ Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Cyrille “Cy” DeCosse’s many creative endeavors have explored significant technological and cultural shifts at the intersection of art, design and media over more than six decades. DeCosse finds what he calls “hidden life in everyday objects.” Fruits, flowers and garden gates convey a sense of timelessness; they exist apart from a specific moment and location. In his photographic collection, The Frost Garden, DeCosse has focused his camera on windows in his Minnesota home, capturing fantastic worlds of ice on the pane.

Enjoy a 7:30 PM performance of special music commissioned from prominent Minnesota composers Mary Ellen Childs, Randall Davidson, Steve Heitzeg, Sarah Miller, and DET for OboeBass! (Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Rolf Erdahl, bass) in honor of Cy DeCosse by Penny and Bill George and the George Family Foundation. Thomas’s work, The Arrival of the Snow Birds, riffs on Decosse’s photo from The Frost Garden.

Aug
4
Sun
One Fair Summer @ Vintage Band Fest @ Bridge Square Main Stage
Aug 4 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
One Fair Summer @ Vintage Band Fest @ Bridge Square Main Stage

The Minnesota State Band performs David Evan Thomas’s One Fair Summer Eve.

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 the Vintage Band Fest, Northfield, 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.

Aug
9
Fri
Songs of DET at Source Song Festival @ Westminster Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Soprano Liza Kelly, baritone Harrison Hintzsche and pianists Mary Trotter and Donald Speer perform songs by David Evan Thomas on a Music of Minnesota recital. Songs include Music Speaks and Du bist die Ruh, an English re-envisioning of Rùckert’s beloved poem. The concert is part of the sixth annual Source Song Festival, held in the beautiful new Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Aug
14
Wed
One Fair Summer Eve @ Como Lakeside Pavilion @ Como Lakeside Pavilion
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
One Fair Summer Eve @ Como Lakeside Pavilion @ Como Lakeside Pavilion

State Band performs Thomas work

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

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7 PM. Free.
Como Lakeside Pavilion in Como Park, Saint Paul, Minn. (map)
Enjoy food and drinks at the adjacent Spring Cafe.

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. Music in the Parks events are free and open to all.

Aug
22
Thu
One Fair Summer Eve in Shakopee @ Huber Park
Aug 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
One Fair Summer Eve in Shakopee @ Huber Park

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.

Aug
23
Fri
“To Live in This World” at Music in the Vineyards @ The Hess Collection
Aug 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
"To Live in This World" at Music in the Vineyards @ The Hess Collection

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.

 

 

 

Oct
2
Wed
Katie Moss plays American Tunes
Oct 2 @ 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
Katie Moss plays American Tunes

Organist Katie Moss plays some of DET’s Early American Tunes, chorale preludes on American melodies, on “noontime” recitals at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis (Oct. 2) and The Church of St. Louis, King of France, St. Paul (Oct. 15). Also music by Bruhns, Bach and Franck.

Wednesday, October 2
12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8TH S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tuesday, October 15
12:35 PM – 1:00 PM
The Church of St. Louis, King of France
506 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101

Dr. Katie Moss, an accomplished and versatile recitalist, has performed as a solo organist across the United States. As a performer, she is passionate about bringing sacred music to life through energetic interpretation, immaculate technical preparation, and informed programming. Recent performances include the Musforum Conference of Women in Church Music (St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN), the Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, MN), and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church (Ellison Bay, WI).

Katie received the Doctor of Music degree in 2019 from Indiana University, where her primary teacher was Dr. Christopher Young. She completed her doctoral document “Of Things Hoped for” on the works of Minneapolis-based composer, David Evan Thomas, whose works she regularly performs. She also studied organ with Dr. John Behnke and piano with Dr. Michael Thiele at Concordia University in Mequon, WI, where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (2010). She is a certified Parish Musician in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Katie is the recipient of numerous awards; these include winner of the Milwaukee Music Teachers’ Association Young Artists Competition (piano), winner of the 2011 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, second place winner in the 2011 American Guild of Organists Region VI Young Artists Competition, and recipient of the St. Luke Goulding & Wood Scholarship (2010-2015).

She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In the summer of 2019, she was a finalist in the Emerging Scholars Forum hosted by the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada for her research paper titled, “Extra-Ordinary: Strophic Paraphrases of the Ordinary of the Mass.”

Katie currently serves as organist and handbell director at Messiah Church in Plymouth, MN.

Oct
15
Tue
Katie Moss plays American Tunes
Oct 15 @ 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
Katie Moss plays American Tunes

Organist Katie Moss plays some of DET’s Early American Tunes, chorale preludes on American melodies, on “noontime” recitals at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis (Oct. 2) and The Church of St. Louis, King of France, St. Paul (Oct. 15). Also music by Bruhns, Bach and Franck.

Wednesday, October 2
12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8TH S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tuesday, October 15
12:35 PM – 1:00 PM
The Church of St. Louis, King of France
506 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101

Dr. Katie Moss, an accomplished and versatile recitalist, has performed as a solo organist across the United States. As a performer, she is passionate about bringing sacred music to life through energetic interpretation, immaculate technical preparation, and informed programming. Recent performances include the Musforum Conference of Women in Church Music (St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN), the Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, MN), and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church (Ellison Bay, WI).

Katie received the Doctor of Music degree in 2019 from Indiana University, where her primary teacher was Dr. Christopher Young. She completed her doctoral document “Of Things Hoped for” on the works of Minneapolis-based composer, David Evan Thomas, whose works she regularly performs. She also studied organ with Dr. John Behnke and piano with Dr. Michael Thiele at Concordia University in Mequon, WI, where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (2010). She is a certified Parish Musician in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Katie is the recipient of numerous awards; these include winner of the Milwaukee Music Teachers’ Association Young Artists Competition (piano), winner of the 2011 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, second place winner in the 2011 American Guild of Organists Region VI Young Artists Competition, and recipient of the St. Luke Goulding & Wood Scholarship (2010-2015).

She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In the summer of 2019, she was a finalist in the Emerging Scholars Forum hosted by the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada for her research paper titled, “Extra-Ordinary: Strophic Paraphrases of the Ordinary of the Mass.”

Katie currently serves as organist and handbell director at Messiah Church in Plymouth, MN.

Oct
18
Fri
Marilyn Biery Plays “Simple Gifts” in Chicago @ Fourth Presbyterian Church
Oct 18 @ 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Marilyn Biery Plays "Simple Gifts" in Chicago @ Fourth Presbyterian Church

Organist Marilyn Biery plays Variations on Simple Gifts in recital at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, part of the GIA Fall Institute. 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.

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611

Marilyn Biery, AAGO, ASCAPlus award winner, was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, in 1959. Her childhood years were spent in Sandwich, Illinois, where her father, a Presbyterian minister, was pastor of The Federated Church.  Her organ training began there, with Norma Washburn Kentner, a student of Robert Reeves at Northern Illinois University.  She is a Pi Kappa Lambda graduate of Northwestern University with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance, where she studied with Richard Enright and Grigg Fountain.  In 1982 she was a finalist in the National Open Competition in Organ Playing, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.  Marilyn has served as Director of Music Ministries at The First Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut, Associate Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minister of Music at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Detroit, Michigan, and is currently Music Director/Organist at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit.  She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance from the University of Minnesota, and has been on the music faculty at Wayne State University.  Marilyn is a former Director of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, sponsored by the AGO.

Marilyn has collaborated with a number of American composers, including Libby Larsen, David Evan Thomas, Stephen Paulus, Pamela Decker and James Hopkins.  A series of her articles on American Organ Music was printed in The American Organist from July 2000 to June 2003; other articles have been published in The Diapason, on composer Harold Stover, organ professor Grigg Fountain, and the late Roy Johnson, former organ professor at the University of Arizona.

 

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