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Outpost: Words & Music

February 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

A performance series created in 2018 by Twin Cities musicians Sam Bergman and Carrie Henneman Shaw, Outpost comes out of hibernation with a brand-new winter show commissioned by The Great Northern Festival. Outpost is a curated mix of live chamber music by living composers and spoken word performances by some of Minnesota’s finest writers, comics, poets and theater artists.

Broadcast in HD video with stereo sound — from one of the best live music rooms in the Twin Cities.

This livestream event features world premieres by Dameun Strange (a MECA and ACF | create award winner) and Daijana Wallace, new music by Du Yun and Marcus Norris, words by Safy Hallan Farah, Maggie Koerth, and Brandi Brown — as well as performances by members of the Minnesota Orchestra.

The dizzying array of talent on display in this livestream performance includes:

  • Safy Hallan Farah, journalist and essayist, founder of Somali culture magazine 1991

  • Maggie Koerth, senior science writer for FiveThirtyEight

  • Brandi Brown, stand-up comic

  • Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra: violinists Sarah Grimes, Hanna Landrum and

    Emily Switzer; violist Sam Bergman; and cellist Silver Ainomäe

  • Pianist Susan Billmeyer

  • Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw

  • World premiere of a new work for soprano and electronics by Dameun Strange (a MECA and ACF | create award winner)

  • World premiere duet for soprano and viola by exciting young composer Daijana Wallace

  • Readings from Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun’s Tattooed in Snow

  • Selections from Chicago-based composer Marcus NorrisI Tried So Hard For You (Dance Suite)

Date & Time: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm CST

Tickets are $15.

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