Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free to all! Reception follows.
Friday, May 12
Pavia Wind Quintet: Eastern European Folk Music for Wind Quintet
Join Pavia Wind Quintet for an evening of beautiful folk and dance music from Eastern Europe. The program will feature Nikola Resanovic's “Drones and Nanorhythms”, a recent favorite that features complex rhythms and folk music influences. Pavia Wind Quintet is one of the Midwest's most exciting young chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2005, the Twin-Cities-based group is interested in exploring a variety of repertoire for wind soloists with an increasing focus on contemporary music. Pavia has worked with many local composers to premiere and record new works including Timothy Mahr and Timothy Takach. The ensemble especially enjoys working with students to encourage enthusiasm for chamber music of all kinds. The quintet is comprised of Erica Bennet Duggan, Lindsey Thompson, Ryan Golden, Gina Goettl, and Justin Windschitl.
The free will offering will benefit the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.
Sunday, June 11
Judith Eisner’s Klezmorim
Eisner’s Klezmorim is a traditional, old world klezmer ensemble based in Minneapolis and led by violinist Judith Eisner. Klezmorim is a yiddish word meaning group of musicians. The music of Eisner’s Klezmorim looks back some three hundred years to portray klezmer music as it was performed then—pre-holocaust and pre-world wars. Klezmer music has it’s own unique style, with an essential focus on yiddish tradition. Come immerse yourself in the rich culture of this deeply emotional and soul-stirring music. You’ll be dancing and clapping with the klezmorim musicians (clarinet, violin, bass and accordion) all night long!
The free will offering will benefit Clare Terrace.
Sunday, July 9
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
The Prairie Fire Lady Choir is a Twin Cities-based, all-female a cappella singing group of more than sixty members who raise their collective voices across the state in support of art, community, and creativity. Formed in 2010, PFLC offers a supportive, fun, and educational environment to explore musical passions. The current repertoire includes covers from local artists Aby Wolf, Prince, The Replacements, Matt Latterell and Jeremy Messersmith, as well as original compositions from talented choir members. PFLC can also be heard singing unique arrangements of songs by national artists TLC, Metallica, They Might Be Giants, Lucius and Neutral Milk Hotel. The choir has performed at a wide variety of events and venues throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. The Prairie Fire Lady Choir is sponsored by Springboard for the Arts.
The free will offering will benefit the local Walk to Defeat ALS.