Arts & Performance

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Fanny and Felix

Catch a glimpse of the Mendelssohn household in the early 1800s: the two oldest children, Fanny and Felix, were equally brilliant, talented, and educated by the greatest music teachers of the day. And yet, Felix was supported to become a leading musician of his age, while Fanny was strongly discouraged from pursuing a musical career. This program is dedicated to Fanny’s life and the astounding quality and range of her compositions.

Actress Jennifer Baldwin Peden will read from letters and contemporary accounts highlighting Fanny’s life and her close relation to her brother. Read more about MacPhail Spotlight Series: Fanny and Felix

Potted Potter

This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500; Read more about Potted Potter

Flowers for the Room

This new musical based on the book by Jessica Lind Peterson follows the story of Allison and Jake: newlyweds whose lives are torn apart by a tragic accident. It’s a story of the uncertainty of life, human resilience and the power of choice. Recommended for adults. $23-$27. Times vary. Yellow Tree Theatre, 763.493.8733 Read more about Flowers for the Room

EHS Pop Concert

Enjoy great family entertainment at the 66th annual Edina High School POPS Concert. The theme for this year’s performances is “The World of POPS.” Audiences will be taken on a traveling musical adventure. Talented EHS student musicians will showcase their talents and creativity with instrumentals, singing, dancing, comedy performances and more. In a time honored tradition, the band will close with “On the Mall” by Edwin Franko Goldman which will leave attendees whistling and singing long after the show. A silent auction will be held after each performance to benefit the Edina Band program. Read more about EHS Pop Concert

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Liszt’s Spiritual Journey

Nineteenth-century superstar pianist Franz Liszt was fascinated with Catholicism throughout his life. He became increasingly drawn to a spiritual life, and eventually took minor holy orders in the Catholic church. Join virtuoso pianist Richard Tostenson as he performs some of Liszt’s most impressive secular and spiritual works in the stunning atmosphere of the Basilica of Saint Mary.

Sonata in B minor
“Pensée des morts” from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses Vexilla regis prodeunt
Richard Tostenson, piano Read more about MacPhail Spotlight Series: Liszt’s Spiritual Journey

Edina High School Ensembles Present the 6th Annual “Winter Jubilee”

Edina High School’s premiere performing ensembles present the 6th annual “Winter Jubilee.”  Themed “A Joyful Celebration of the Season,” this festive program features seasonal favorites from individual and combined ensembles and showcases the many talents of the EHS Performing Arts Department.  Performances by the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Edina Thespians are sure to fill the heart and warm the soul. Read more about Edina High School Ensembles Present the 6th Annual “Winter Jubilee”


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