To celebrate the moon landing's 50th anniversary, Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis is presenting a film series celebrating journeys into outer space, including '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'Alien.' Just as monumental as the movies' subjects are many of their unforgettable music scores.
Minneapolis composer Jocelyn Hagen will have a new work, 'The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci,' premiered with the Minnesota Chorale and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra this weekend. An exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art offered the perfect subject matter for her multimedia symphony.
This weekend the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents a free event for families called Spirited Strings, in which storytelling and music go hand in hand. Hear the violin, viola and cello in a new version of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' Crafts, games and other activities will be available, too.
The 113 Composers Collective, formed in 2012, is providing an opportunity for experimental composers to publish and perform their works. This weekend, they'll be premiering new works with the TAK ensemble.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new Tapestry initiative aims to use "the language of music to explore issues faced by our community." For St. Paul singer and artist PaviElle French, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. She ended up composing her first symphony for an orchestra.
This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off a new season of films in concert with a performance of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' live at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Conductor Sarah Hicks describes the complicated process of bringing these unique cinematic-musical experiences to the stage.
In the northeast Minneapolis suburb of Columbia Heights thrives a pillar of Minnesota movie history, the Heights Theater. And along with its spectacular lobby and elegant auditorium, there is another steadfastly maintained piece of history: the Heights Organ. Take a photo and video tour of this wonderful piece of music-making.