MPLS – Time In Our Voices

MPLS (imPulse) returns to live performances in 2022, partnering with the youth of ComMUSICation to present vocal works with texts by children. The ensemble will also perform Moira Smiley's Time in Our Voices for mixed chorus and mobile phone playback. On the score’s opening page, the composer notes that the goal of the piece is: […]

HANDEL / PÄRT

Two extraordinary settings of sacred texts demonstrate the range of spiritual expression made possible through music. Handel’s Dixit Dominus, one of the composer’s earliest works, is full of vocal fireworks and virtuosity reflecting the composer’s youthful passion. Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum is music of profound humility and faith, conveying inner peace through the resonance of the human voice. Shimmering […]

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Celebrating Her Voice: Women of the African Diaspora

Join soprano vocalist and bandleader Alicia Waller for an adventurous performance that will celebrate some of the most iconic female voices of the African Diaspora: Cesária Évora (Cape Verde), Abbey Lincoln (USA), and Miriam Makeba (South Africa). This program is presented as opening night of the annual Women's Jazz Festival at the historic Schomburg Center […]

Sanctuary

ACO returns to Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall for Sanctuary, a concert that explores the places, company, and states of mind in which composers seek inviolable refuge, led by conductor Marin Alsop and featuring violin soloist Jennifer Koh. The program includes the New York premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s (a JFund and MN Orchestra Composer Institute winner and an innova artist) […]

The Music of Gao Hong A Celebration of 50 Years of Making Music With Friends

Ordway Artist Websites: Gao Hong Dessa Gabriel Campos Zamora Erik Wheeler Nikki Melville Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Speaking in Tongoue Ye Yu Gus Holley Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble Roz Tsai Shen Pei About IFTPA The Music of Gao Hong A Celebration of 50 Years of Making Music With Friends Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall 345 Washington Street St. Paul, MN, Saint Paul, MN

This April 3, Gao Hong will be celebrating her 50th year of being a performer; her accomplishments as a composer, improviser, and educator; and the 100th anniversary of her late teacher, Lin Shicheng’s birth. The celebration will showcase her deep connections and collaborations with an array of diverse cultures and her own compositions. Special guests […]

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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

“What’s up, Doc?” An enormously fun blend of classical music and classic animation! Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals return to Heinz Hall for Bugs Bunny at the Symphony! The world’s most iconic Looney Tunes — from What’s Opera, Doc? to The Rabbit of Seville and a dozen others — will be projected on […]

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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

“What’s up, Doc?” An enormously fun blend of classical music and classic animation! Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals return to Heinz Hall for Bugs Bunny at the Symphony! The world’s most iconic Looney Tunes — from What’s Opera, Doc? to The Rabbit of Seville and a dozen others — will be projected on […]

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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

“What’s up, Doc?” An enormously fun blend of classical music and classic animation! Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals return to Heinz Hall for Bugs Bunny at the Symphony! The world’s most iconic Looney Tunes — from What’s Opera, Doc? to The Rabbit of Seville and a dozen others — will be projected on […]

ACF Equity Study Group: Douglas Kearney on his award winning book Sho

Virtual

ACF Board Member, poet, performer, and librettist; Douglas Kearney joins us for our April Equity Study Group to discuss his book, Sho, a National Book Award, Pen American, and Minnesota Book Award finalist. Join the conversation as we discuss his poetry and use of typography. "Eschewing performative typography, Douglas Kearney’s Sho aims to hit crooked […]