Arts & Performance

Brains On! LIVE: Your Brain is Magic

Co-hosts Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten will show audiences how the human brain can take a handful of signals from the eyes and ears and turn them into vibrant pictures of the world. There will be magic tricks, dance moves, out-of-body experiences and even a game show. There will be a meet & greet after the show.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Locally Sourced

The great state of Minnesota boasts a vibrant arts scene, and MacPhail is proud to present some of the finest, including our very own faculty. Acclaimed pianist and composer Gregory Theisen wrote a pair of piano duos based on two international cities. J.D. and Fred Steele, members of the celebrated Steele family, have been an integral part of the Twin Cities music scene for decades. Guest Libby Larsen is an internationally renowned composer who set to music her favorite local poets.

Lake Wobegon Brass

Edina High School concert band will share the stage with this local traditional brass ensemble to create some unique and enjoyable sounds.

Augsburg Concert Band

Enjoy a delightful evening of musical entertainment as Edina High School’s varsity band performs a joint concert with internationally-acclaimed Augsburg Concert Band.

Rising Stars Youth Steel Drum Orchestra

Kick off your shoes and enjoy the lively Caribbean rhythms and upbeat tunes of Rising Stars Youth Steel Drum Orchestra. From the island of St. Thomas, this group will perform a joint concert with Edina High School’s concert band and concert orchestra. 

Divine Light by VocalEssence

Join this music ensemble at the historic Summit Center for their presentation of Divine Light, a chamber performance that will explore the relationship between the human and the divine. Along with Ruggero Allifranchini on violin, there will be two performances along with preconcert talks illuminating the stories behind the songs. First Performance 4–5:30 p.m., second performance 7–8:30 p.m.

Mean Girls

See the classic movie reimagined in this hilarious Broadway musical. Follow Cady Heron as she navigates her way through a new high school, encountering the trials and tribulations that come along with joining the popular crowd. It will have you rolling with laughter, certain that it most definitely does make “fetch” happen. Tickets currently available to donors and subscribers.

Jazz Voice Workshop with Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is one America’s most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film.

Jimmy Stewart & Aili Emilia with Elsa Lee

Join Jimmy Stewart & Aili Emilia to celebrate the release of their debut album, Experimental Mice. Heavily influenced by singer-songwriters like Damien Rice, the album features intricate finger picking, rich cello, and simple but beautiful vocal harmonies. Come to hear the live version played with a full band, plus the lovely Elsa Lee to start off the night.

9x22 Dance/Lab

9x22 is a monthly opportunity for three choreographers of varying styles to present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Each piece is followed by a discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren. September’s choreographers: Valerie Oliveiro, Zoe Cinel, and Michelle Kranicke.


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