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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.

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.

“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.




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