2020 Schedule of Events(Please scroll to see upcoming events)
Dylan Fresco: The Holocaust and Me
Dylan Fresco's one-man musical play "The Holocaust and Me" is the story of how Dylan came to realize the impact of the Holocaust on his family and his own life, despite his being born decades after it happened. The performance includes songs accompanied by guitar and sung in Ladino, a language based on medieval Spanish and Hebrew that is spoken by many Sephardic Jews. Dylan will facilitate a critical reflection period afterward.
About Dylan: Dylan Fresco is a musician and theater artist who works as a writer, performer, and educator with a diverse array of communities and arts partners. His work takes place in theaters, classrooms, community centers, and even on neighborhood sidewalks. A graduate of Carleton College and the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Dylan has created solo performances that have been sold-out hits at Fringe Festivals across the country. He has written songs and helped create plays in the Twin Cities with Upstream Arts and Children’s Theatre Company, and he's worked in partnership with multiple organizations serving people with disabilities. He recently helped lead the creation of the original play “Birds Sing Differently Here," which premiered at the Guthrie Theater, in collaboration with a group of Iraqi-Americans and the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project. Dylan's work has received support from Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, Springboard for the Arts, the Arts on Chicago Initiative, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the MN State Arts Board.
Tickets for the event are $10 adults, $5 youth, for sale in advance at www.tix.com (no fees, search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") and at the door on the night of the show, starting at 6 pm.
Lake Wobegon® Brass Band
The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band is a traditional British band ensemble whose mission is “To promote British band music throughout the Midwest of the United States.”
Over the past quarter century, the thirty-member brass ensemble has toured the U.S. and England, performing concerts and at educators’ conferences. In 2012, the band premiered its commission “Beyond Far Horizons” at the MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with British composer Philip Wilby conducting. Also in 2012, the LWBB celebrated its 20th anniversary in the Twin Cities with a sellout retrospective program. To sample the group's sound, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6AFCrLOHUGp5cnEA_KZj9Q?feature=watch.
Tickets for LWBB’s Grand Marais performance will be for sale at the venue only, starting at 6:30 pm on March 7. $20 adults, $10 youth ages 18 and under, by cash or check. Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais, MN.
NSMA strives to provide a wide array of musical genres from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds each season, to broaden our community’s awareness and sense of belonging within the global community.
7pm Cantus: One Giant Leap
Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and riveting performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the group nothing short of “exquisite.”
In 2020, Cantus celebrates its 25th anniversary with One Giant Leap, a new program inspired by the celestial sky, the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit, and the striving for excellence through innovation and technology. Structured around the moon landing and the groundwork that was laid to make this historic achievement possible, the poetic arc of the program includes works by Mohammed Fairouz, Franz Schubert, Kenneth Jennings, Byron Adams, David Bowie, Camille Saint-Saëns, Eriks Esenvalds, Z. Randall Stroope, and a piece originally commissioned for Cantus by Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Watch a video about One Giant Leap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=Qeg62Uk59fg&feature=emb_logo