Dec
14
to Dec 17

Christmas in Baroque Malta

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

Back by popular demand! A treasure trove of vocal manuscripts quietly at rest for centuries now comes to life in this joyful program of 17th-century Christmas music found in the archives of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Malta. Dazzling Roman ornamentation and sonorous Venetian double-choir settings reflect this repertoire’s Italian heritage, which unfolds in a delightful display of solos, duets, trios, and grand works for our full ensemble of singers and Baroque chamber orchestra. Come welcome the glory of the season as well as the release of The Rose Ensemble’s world-premiere recording of this incredible music.

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Jan
17
to Jan 21

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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Feb
15
to Feb 17

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

Hailed by the Miami Herald for Bach interpretations filled with “warm humanity,” Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley leads Seraphic Fire in J. S. Bach’s monumental retelling of the crucifixion scored for double chorus and double orchestra.

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Mar
14
to Mar 18

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

SCOTT ALLEN JARRETT, CONDUCTOR

Scott Allen Jarrett, featured in Seraphic Fire’s GRAMMY® nominated Ein Deutsches Requiem disc, leads Seraphic Fire from the keyboard in the most joyous and tender of Brahms’ choral works, the eternal Liebeslieder Waltzes.

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

Arvo Pärt: Passio

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

The Telegraph calls Pärt’s minimalist masterwork one of the 10 best classical music pieces for Easter. Filtering medieval sounds through an Eastern Orthodox aesthetic, this powerful setting concludes Seraphic Fire’s innovative Parables of Passion series.

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Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

FREE Courtroom Concert featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas

Featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas

Jennifer Olson, soprano  •  Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
David Walton, tenor  •  Alan Dunbar, baritone
Mark Bilyeu, piano  •  Jessica Schroeder, piano 

Program:

To Joy—David Evan Thomas
Part I
   I. Promise
   II. Infant Joy
   III. Grace
   IV. Air
   V. Ode
Part II
   VI. Alarm
   VII. Question
   VIII. Scherzetto
   IX. Carol
Part III
   X. Song
   XI. Pæan
   XII. Responsory
   XIII. Hymn
   XIV. Envoy

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Dec
8
to Dec 10

Bach's Christmas Oratorio soloist

BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

CANTATAS I, III, V, AND VI

MN Bach Society and Lyra Baroque Orchestra

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm
Mount Olive Lutheran Church

2803 18th Avenue N.W.
Rochester, MN

Saturday, December 9  @ 7:30 pm
St. Mary’s Chapel
University of St. Thomas

2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Sunday, December 10 @ 3:00 pm
Trinity Chapel
Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Owens, bass-baritone & Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano with Myra Huang, piano

This International Artist Series concert will feature vocalists Eric Owens and Clara Osowski in an all-Schubert program in the Ordway Concert Hall. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is loved for his rich, velvety voice and is a regular at major opera companies like the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago. Clara Osowski, recent winner of the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at London’s 2017 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, is a much-loved mezzo-soprano based in the Twin Cities. In addition to her recent success in London, she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany in 2016. 

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Dec
6
10:30 AM10:30

Eric Owens, bass-baritone & Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano with Myra Huang, piano

This International Artist Series concert will feature vocalists Eric Owens and Clara Osowski in an all-Schubert program in the Ordway Concert Hall. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is loved for his rich, velvety voice and is a regular at major opera companies like the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago. Clara Osowski, recent winner of the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at London’s 2017 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, is a much-loved mezzo-soprano based in the Twin Cities. In addition to her recent success in London, she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany in 2016. 

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

Land of Three Faiths with the Rose Ensemble

The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the rich history of the Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions.
 
Highlighting the Hispano-Arabic Middle Ages as both an important and devastating chapter of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic history, laments of the Sephardic Jews mingle with Arab-Andalusian dances and Spanish court songs, while rhythmic cantigas, Hebrew cantillation, and Gregorian chant meet the mystical world of Sufi poetry.

Sat Nov. 25, 2017
7:30pm
The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street
Hudson, WI

Sun Nov. 26, 2017
6:30pm
Landmark Center
 

 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

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Nov
6
to Nov 12

American Hymns Rediscovered

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire. 

BETH WILLER, CONDUCTOR

Rich tradition and fearless innovation define American music. In this program, Seraphic Fire delivers American hymnody alongside contemporary works of musical poetry that call for wisdom, peace, and action.

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Oct
30
to Nov 5

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

October 30, 7:30pm Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

October 31, 7:00pm Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

November 02, 7:00pm Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN

November 03, 7:30pm Augsburg University Hoversten Chapel

November 04, 7:30pmAugsburg University Hoversten Chapel

November 05, 3:00pm Ordway Center for the Arts

 

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

 

October 20, 7:30pm Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

October 21, 7:30pm Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

October 22, 3:00pm Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, DE

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Accordo at Icehouse

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. This concert will feature Barber: Dover Beach, Opus 3 for Voice and Quartet
Respighi: Il Tramonto for Voice and Quartet; Dvořák: Viola Quintet in E-flat, Opus 97.

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Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Accordo

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. This concert will feature Barber: Dover Beach, Opus 3 for Voice and Quartet
Respighi: Il Tramonto for Voice and Quartet; Dvořák: Viola Quintet in E-flat, Opus 97.

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Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Music on the Hill: Accordo

  • 170 Good Counsel Drive Mankato, MN, 56001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. This concert will feature Barber: Dover Beach, Opus 3 for Voice and Quartet
Respighi: Il Tramonto for Voice and Quartet; Dvořák: Viola Quintet in E-flat, Opus 97.

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Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Mirandola Ensemble Album Release Concert

  • St. Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles, (map)
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“Unquiet Thoughts” Album Release Concert
with wine & cheese reception following the performance

Featuring our expanded Lute Songs of John Dowland program, recently recorded as an album and available in October (featuring classical guitarist Ben Kunkel).

Tickets: 
$20 at the door / $16 via online pre-sale (20% off for a limited time!) / students attend for free
Your ticket includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow the performance

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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Rayuela Festival

The name of the Rayuela Festival is taken from a novel by Julio Cortázar. Translated as "Hopscotch," the novel jumps from chapter to chapter and can be read in myriad ways.  The seriousness of this novel's subject matter is offset by the spontaneity and playfulness of the form.

Similarly, the Rayuela Festival takes a playful approach to Latin American music and culture.  Our goals are to embrace a wide variety of chamber music repertoire, showcase talented musicians, and provide a platform for Latin American composers. 

We invite you to join us at the Rayuela Festival to encounter a cross-section of exciting music from Latin America!

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Il Poverello with the Rose Ensemble

A journey across the rustic countryside of Umbria and Tuscany to the spectacular churches of Florence and Rome. This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and lighthearted readings about or written by Francis himself.

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Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Twin Cities Early Music Festival

The Mirandola Ensemble (Angela Grundstad, soprano; Clara Osowski, alto; Nicholas Chalmers, Artistic Director, tenor; Andrew Kane, baritone; and Matthew Culloton, bass) presents "Love and Death," as part of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival. The program will feature the Madrigals of Renaissance masters Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Lassus, the haunting Funeral Sentences of Thomas Thompkins, as well as the lush harmonies of sacred works by Johann Schein, Heinrich Schutz, and J.C. Bach. Mirandola is thrilled to welcome classical guitarist Ben Kunkel for the lute songs of John Dowland. Tickets available at the door.

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