Past Events

Minnesota Symphonic Winds

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday October 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Archived on our YouTube channel. Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Symphonic Winds (MSW) delivers the finest symphonic concert band literature to audiences in the Twin Cities and around the world. The 90-member ensemble has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio . In 1991 It was one of seven…

Copper Street Brass

February 23rd, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. The Copper Street Brass represents the evolution of the brass quintet through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements. Breaking free from favorite playlists, they use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience that goes beyond…

National Lutheran Choir Hymn Festival

January 26th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. The 60-member National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of David Cherwien, is rooted in its mission to strengthen, renew, and preserve the heritage of sacred choral music through the highest standards of performance and literature. Frequently featured on public radio, the ensemble’s music includes choral classics, hymns, contemporary…

Minnesota Percussion Trio

November 10th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. The Minnesota Percussion Trio (Bob Adney, Erik Barsness, Paul Hill), performing since 1987, earns the highest marks for innovative programming and successful audience rapport. They have been featured on KARE 11 and WCCO 4, and have collaborated with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on their Start the Music…

Kenny Broberg, Concert Pianist

October 13th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. A native of Minneapolis, Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Bronze Medal in the recent International 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition. During the 2017-2018 season he made his concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra, stepping in for Andre Watts days…

Minnesota Composers: The 21st Century Muse

May 5th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, May 5, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. A rare opportunity to hear Minnesota-based composers share repertoire and stories about what inspires them to create. Performance will feature the Chione Woodwind Quintet, percussionist Erik Barsness, a chamber chorus of professional singers, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Senior Choir under the direction of David Mennicke. Abbie Betinis…

Crossroads Barbershop Quartet

March 17th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, March 17, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Crowned the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society Champion Quartet and most recently the Acapella Music Awards Quartet of the Year, Crossroads has become one of the most sought after foursomes in the world, having performed in Japan, Germany, France, Finland, the U.K., and all over the United States. Though…

Rachel Brandwein and Linda Chatterton

February 3rd, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, February 17, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Rachel Brandwein, well known for her harp performances nationally and internationally, has performed with VocalEssence, the National Lutheran Choir, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She was awarded the top prize in the Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest and was the winner for their International Solo Competition in 2014.…

St. Olaf Orchestra

February 2nd, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Known for its excellence in music, the St. Olaf Orchestra is one of the best college orchestras in the nation, winning the American Prize in Orchestral Performance in 2013. The 92-member ensemble has been featured on NPR and PBS, has appeared in some of Europe’s finest concert halls,…