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Articles by Garrett Tiedemann

Trylon Cinema's sci-fi series honors moon landing, and lots of great scores Article

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.


SPCO hosts Spirited Strings event for families Article

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.


St. Paul artist PaviElle French composes symphony for SPCO's Tapestry series Article

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.


Minnesota Orchestra conjures 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' Article

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.


Heights Theater organ preserves the legacy of movie music Article

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.