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International Day of Music takes place on Saturday, July 15 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
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Summer music arrives at Minnesota's Iron Range and Minneapolis

It’s a long way from the Latin Quarter of Paris to the Iron Range of Minnesota, but the Northern Lights Music Festival makes the leap this week with Puccini’s classic bohemian romance, La Boheme. Performances will take place on Friday, July 14, in Aurora and Sunday, July 16, in Chisholm.

Additionally, Saturday is a BIG day for the Minnesota Orchestra and lots of other musicians participating in the annual International Day of Music, an all-day music marathon from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., inside and outside of Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. A wide range of artists and styles culminate in the Minnesota Orchestra performance on Peavy Plaza. And all the music is free!

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This activity is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment‘s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.