Posts tagged with “Twin Cities Arts” (All posts)

  • Over Spring break, a team of artists led by director/video artist Mark deChiazza and composer Steve Mackey used the Weitz Center Theater as a laboratory for the creation of their multi-disciplinary new performance piece, ORPHEUS UNSUNG.  The artists share a work in progress showing of the work on Monday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Weitz.

  • Nature, an original outdoor production TigerLion Arts is performing in Cowling Arboretum this weekend, will be unlike anything audience members have ever seen.


    15 September 2015

    This Fall Carleton is bringing a terrific traveling theatre production to campus called NATURE: A WALKING PLAY. Based on the lives and work of Emerson and Thoreau, the play will be performed outdoors in the Arb on October 3 and 4.

    We are recruiting a volunteer chorus to be a part of the performances. The chorus sings throughout the performance and also helps guide the audience from one location to the next. A great opportunity to be outdoors, to perform alongside professional theatre artists, and to be a part of a truly remarkable theatrical experience. Singers of all ages and all abilities are welcome!

    Performances are October 3 and 4, with a few rehearsals in advance of those dates. For more information and to volunteer to be a part of this, please email Steve Richardson.

  • On Friday, May 22, the Carleton Singers and Choir will be performing together with the Haydn Orchestra to present “The Creation”, a choral masterpiece written by the world-renowned composer Franz Joseph Haydn. The concert will begin at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public. …

  • On Sunday, May 17, honored musicians Julie Albers and Thomas Zehetmar from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will be performing at Carleton College. Albers, an accomplished cellist, will be performing a selection of solo pieces under the direction of Zehetmar. The concert will start at 2:00PM in the Concert Hall. Admission is free to Carleton and St. Olaf students, $10 general admission, and $7 for senior citizens and students who do not attend Carleton or St. Olaf. …

  • Polygraph Lounge is an orchestral group dedicated to combining humor and music. Members Mark Stewart, Robert Schwimmer, and Melissa Fathman, combine their years of musical experience and witty senses of humor to entertain audiences all throughout the tri-state area. On both May 8 and May 9, the group will be at Carleton performing and presenting master classes in the Concert Hall. …

  • On Saturday, March 7th, members of the Twin Cities’ Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble will be performing musical compositions written by seven Carleton students. These students are members of Jeff Treviño’s Composition Studio class, an intimate music course that encourages unique and passionate musical composition with the help of in-class workshops and frequent personal instruction from the professor. In a musical event lasting from 9am to 5pm in the Concert Hall, each student will have one hour to showcase their piece, give an artistic statement about their piece, and receive feedback from a panel of jurors.

    Read on for an interview with Josh Ruebeck ’17, a student musician who based his compositions on haiku.

  • Assistant professor Laska Jimsen’s cinema repertoire ranges from nonfiction video documentaries to handmade 16mm film making. Her films are known for capturing the beauty of the natural world by paying special attention to the landscapes, people, animals, and plants of various regions of the United States. Some subjects included in her works include silent bow hunters in the snowy forests of Minnesota, an Oregon pioneer whose hobbies include coyote trapping and trombone playing, and the horses and riders of a humble stable in Philadelphia. Her wide array of films have been screened at a variety of festivals including Ann Arbor, Athens, IC Docs, and MadCat, as well as Los Angeles Filmforum and Walker Art Center.

    On Monday, January 26, a few of her short films will be screened from 4:00pm-6:40pm in the Weitz Cinema. This screening will feature a special sneak peek at one of Jimsen’s currrent projects.

  • Minnesota-based saxophone quartet, JazzAx, is set to perform at the Concert Hall on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00pm. JazzAx is a group with roots in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area and has performed original jazz compositions at countless jazz conventions, schools, and performing arts centers. JazzAx’s talent has allowed the group to make a prominent name for itself in the upper Midwest area of the United States and inspired many music enthusiasts to attend JazzAx’s workshops, lessons, and jazz clinics at educational institutions.

  • Carleton’s Nicola Melville, Associate Professor of Music, has been named pianist for the renowned Twin Cities based new music ensemble Zeitgeist.