Composer Anat Spiegel's journey to Minnesota has been a long one, from her childhood in Israel to working in Amsterdam, but her Jewish heritage has always been a part of it. Her work 'My Four Mothers' tells the story of women in her life who clarified the significance of the Holocaust for her. It will premiere Friday as part of the Cedar Commissions at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.
Tensae Fayise is one of six Minnesota-based composers presenting new work this year as part of the Cedar Commissions at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Learn more about her instrument, the krar, and her work 'Ye Terrarou Tenfash' ('The Breath of the Mountain'), which traces back to her heritage in Ethiopia.
'Nadia' goes on a mini-tour in greater Minnesota this weekend in Pequot Lakes, Grand Rapids and Duluth. The drama tells the story of Nadia Boulanger, a French composer hailed as the greatest music teacher of the 20th century.
The African Children's Choir is aiming at 'a profound, significant change in trajectory for real lives,' its manager says. The group begins the Minnesota leg of its U.S. tour in Hopkins on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The Mankato Symphony Orchestra is premiering a work celebrating the locally set 'Betsy-Tacy' stories, composed by Benji Inniger, as part of a concert this weekend that pays tribute to Mankato's past and present.
Have you ever drummed your fingers impatiently on a laptop, mulling how to word an important email or waiting for a lazy download? If so, you are an inspiration to composer Jay Afrisando, whose interactive sound exhibit 'Music of Your Office' is playing free May 7 and 8 in downtown St. Paul.
Soojin Lee discusses traditional Korean instruments and how they have changed over time, along with Korean classical music. She will be hosting a camp in June at MacPhail for ages 10 to 18, focusing on Korean music and traditional instruments.
What do you get when you gather 40 trombones at once? The Minneapolis Trombone Choir. The group will give its annual concert this weekend before participating in Schmitt Music's Twin Cities Trombone Day on April 6.