Past Events

The Taggart Family Pianists

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday April 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time on YouTube. Brimming with energy, charm, and talent, the virtuoso duo of Emma (17) and Jacob (13) (Taggart Squared) command the stage with their combination of music and dialogue. Winners of many competitions and awards, they have performed across the US and Europe. Emma, also an…

Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday March 14, 2021. Archived on our YouTube channel. The critically acclaimed, internationally recognized Sotto Voce Quartet is America’s premiere professional quartet and has become one of the world’s leading low brass ensembles. The quartet enthusiastically challenges preconceived notions about what tubas can do by composing, arranging, and commissioning virtuosic new works that highlight the…

Ginger Commodore & Friends

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday February 7, 2021. Archived on our YouTube channel. A member of the Midwest music scene for many years, Ginger Commodore is a regular visitor. Classically trained, gospel influenced, and jazz inspired, Commodore’s musical foundation is a true amalgam of musical styles presented with her own unique delivery. Her early background was gospel, and she…

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday November 15, 2020.  Archived on our YouTube channel. Virtuosic yet contemplative, propulsive yet intimate, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has captivated audiences through the United States, Europe, and Asia. From J. S. Bach to Piazzola to Prince, MGQ’s inventive and eclectic programs are enlivened by a bravado and synchronicity that have been honed through decades…

Minnesota Symphonic Winds

September 7th, 2020 Kristofer Layon Sunday October 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.  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 1991it 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…