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Ben Frost’s “Cold Air Rises” at The Great Northern
February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
One event on February 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm
On Feb. 4, experience the world premiere of the first part of Ben Frost’s upcoming opera Cold Air Rises, co-presented by American Composers Forum and the Twin Cities-based festival The Great Northern. Drawing upon J.A. Baker’s prophetic 1967 book The Peregrine, Frost presents a choral performance and installation in his new piece.
A work in development, Cold Air Rises is a collaboration with acclaimed British nature writer Robert MacFarlane, who wrote the libretto. The Minneapolis choral ensemble MPLS (imPulse) and dancer Amanda Sachs will perform the first movement of the opera, which was commissioned by The Great Northern at Minnesota Opera’s newly renovated Luminary Arts Center. Join us for a sound experience like no other — a beautiful story of obsession and transformation.
There will be two performances: 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. $15. Get your tickets here.
ABOUT THE GREAT NORTHERN
The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through programming at the end of January and beginning of February that invigorates mind and body. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, the festival seeks to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world. For more information, please visit www.thegreatnorthernfestival.com.