Arts & Performance

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Locally Sourced

The great state of Minnesota boasts a vibrant arts scene, and MacPhail is proud to present some of the finest, including our very own faculty. Acclaimed pianist and composer Gregory Theisen wrote a pair of piano duos based on two international cities. J.D. and Fred Steele, members of the celebrated Steele family, have been an integral part of the Twin Cities music scene for decades. Guest Libby Larsen is an internationally renowned composer who set to music her favorite local poets.

Art Attack

250 artists will be featured in the 22nd Annual Art Attack event. Explore all four floors of the Northrup King Building, packed with artists, singer/songwriters and composers. The event includes the opportunity to talk with the artists, listen to music, get creative with the interactive activities and eat great food.

Augsburg Concert Band

Enjoy a delightful evening of musical entertainment as Edina High School’s varsity band performs a joint concert with internationally-acclaimed Augsburg Concert Band.

Divine Light by VocalEssence

Join this music ensemble at the historic Summit Center for their presentation of Divine Light, a chamber performance that will explore the relationship between the human and the divine. Along with Ruggero Allifranchini on violin, there will be two performances along with preconcert talks illuminating the stories behind the songs. First Performance 4–5:30 p.m., second performance 7–8:30 p.m.

Mean Girls

See the classic movie reimagined in this hilarious Broadway musical. Follow Cady Heron as she navigates her way through a new high school, encountering the trials and tribulations that come along with joining the popular crowd. It will have you rolling with laughter, certain that it most definitely does make “fetch” happen. Tickets currently available to donors and subscribers.

Jazz Voice Workshop with Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is one America’s most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film.

Jimmy Stewart & Aili Emilia with Elsa Lee

Join Jimmy Stewart & Aili Emilia to celebrate the release of their debut album, Experimental Mice. Heavily influenced by singer-songwriters like Damien Rice, the album features intricate finger picking, rich cello, and simple but beautiful vocal harmonies. Come to hear the live version played with a full band, plus the lovely Elsa Lee to start off the night.

9x22 Dance/Lab

9x22 is a monthly opportunity for three choreographers of varying styles to present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Each piece is followed by a discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren. September’s choreographers: Valerie Oliveiro, Zoe Cinel, and Michelle Kranicke.

RedTalks and Music at the Buffalo Show

Oyate Hotanin (“Voice of the People”) returns for the world premiere of RedTalks: Current Events from an American Indian Perspective. Hear American Indian thoughts on matters that matter to us all. Featuring moderator Al Gross and host Crystal Norcross with performances by Strong Buffalo and Carlos Garcia Velasco with special guests.

Triple Heartbeat

Solo performances by Laryssa Husiak, Mitsu Salmon and Christine Shallenberg

Triple Heartbeat is an evening of three solo interdisciplinary performance works exploring themes of nature, ritual, and family. The works blend storytelling, dance, text, and voice and are shared as an exchange between Chicago and Minneapolis. The three artists - Laryssa Husiak, Christine Shallenberg, and Mitsu Salmon - have known each other for nearly half their lives but this is the first time they are all performing together in an event.


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