ALSO: Classical music’s rising stars to perform at Orchestra Hall; The 2019 Governor’s Council MLK Day Celebration at the Ordway; and more.
ALSO: Fireside Readings Series is announced; Mill City String Quartet at the Baroque Room; and more.
ALSO: Vänskä Conducts Future Classics at Orchestra Hall; “The Great Leap” at the Guthrie; and more.
ALSO: Poets, Writers, Musicians Against the War on the Earth at ASI; 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert at Ted Mann; and more.
ALSO: JazzMN’s founding artistic director to step down after 20 years; ‘Hope & Fury’ to screen at the Minnesota History Center; and more.
ALSO: “Calling the Light” at East Side Freedom Library; Rosy Simas Danse: “Weave” at the Ordway; and more.
ALSO: Raw Stages New Works Festival at the History Theatre; “Beyond Broadway: Not Just a Stage” at Ted Mann; and more.
ALSO: Behind the Curtain with LOFTrecital at the Lab; Two x Deux at Vieux Carré; and more.
ALSO: A Soap Factory Town Hall Meeting; The Bakken Trio: “Seven Romances” at MacPhail; Nancy Harms at Crooners; and more.
ALSO: “The Father” at Gremlin Theatre; Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson: The 1940s Songbook at Crooners; and more.
ALSO: “Time for Ilhan” at St. Anthony Main; “Somalis + Minnesota” at the Minnesota History Center; “Star Wars: A New Hope” Complete Film with Live Orchestra; and more.
These columns are a small window into the changes, challenges and triumphs of our thriving and evolving arts scene.
We can’t go to everything, but we try to hit as many arts events as we can. In 2018, we saw many memorable performances. For various reasons, these rose to the top.
ALSO: “Kephra: A Hip Hop Holiday Story”; the Pat Mallinger Quartet at Vieux Carré; and more.
If you’re looking for something that challenges your thinking, treats you like a grownup, stays with you for days after you’ve seen it and fills you with admiration for the actors, “Blackbird” is your ticket.
ALSO: Garth Brooks adds second show in Minneapolis; “Les Miserábles” at the Orpheum; “Nutcracker (not so) Suite” at the Cowles; and more.
ALSO: “Snaildartha” at the Turf Club; Readings by Writers at the University Club of St. Paul; and more.
ALSO: “Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story” at the History Theatre; SPCO to perform Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos; and more.
ALSO: David Harrower’s “Blackbird” at Grain Belt Warehouse; Yarnado 2018 at Rogue Buddha Gallery; and more.
The violinist addressed the audience, explaining that while the first part of the concert had been about “joy and youthfulness, drinking songs and fireworks,” the second part would be about “love and farewells.”