Arts & Performance

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

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties

Hear iconic songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,”  “Sweet Sue,” and “Ain’t We Got Fun” alongside instrumental selections, as this program takes you back to America’s most transformative and mythical era.

Jazz band:
Jerry Rubino, piano; Greg Keel, saxophone; Paul Babcock, drums; Tom Pieper, bass

Andrea Leap and Joey Clark

Tickets may be purchased by calling 612.767.5250.

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.

A Double Header! Edina Concert Band and Medalist Concert Band to Perform a Joint Concert

Come and enjoy a special concert as the Edina Concert Band shares the stage with the Medalist Concert Band, one of the premier adult bands in the Twin Cities, celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season!

Jerry Luckhardt and Paul Kile will direct their bands in performing a variety of selections from dynamic masterworks to infectious march tunes, with the combined bands performing, "The Pines of Appian Way" from Ottorino Respighi's famous work, "The Pines of Rome."

Edina High School Varsity Band presents its 6th Annual “Carnival Concert”

Come One, Come All!

All are invited to the 6th annual “Carnival Concert” on Sat., October 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Fick Auditorium at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, Edina.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Fick Auditorium with carnival games, face-painting, instrument "petting zoo" and more.

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. The Edina High School Varsity Band, directed by Andy Richter, will perform a variety of family-friendly songs that will entertain and enthrall the audience.  

Outdoor Band Blast!

The Edina Hornet Marching Band, 350 students strong, invites the community to its 3rd Annual “Outdoor Band Blast” on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30-7:00 pm at Kuhlman Stadium, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina (at the Edina Community Center).

Mauilotus: The Marilyn Allysum Group

Mauilotus: the Marilyn Allysum Group is a group of award winning musicians, whose sound is unique in the world of modern music, influenced by the musical traditions of the east and west alike. “Jewel of Happiness”, the beautiful new instrumental and vocal music of Marilyn Allysum, are timeless compositions of eclectic and alluring soundscapes. The music weaves the sounds of many cultures transcending jazz, world-music, into a Global statement.

Edina Hornet Marching Band to honor the American Legion Centennial in Minneapolis

The Edina Hornet Marching Band is one of 23 bands nationwide selected to march in the American Legion 100th National Convention parade in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  The parade begins at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 5th Street South, then travels down Nicollet Mall to 13th Street South.  Bud Grant is the Grand Marshall, and participating in the parade will be Legion representatives from each state.  The American Legion returns to Minneapolis, the city that hosted its first National Convention, to kick off its centennial celebration.

Edina High School Marching Band and Hornettes to perform at the Minnesota State Fair

The Edina Hornet Marching Band, comprised of more than 350 student musicians, will be one of the four high school bands taking part in the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Saturday, August 25, beginning at 2 p.m.  Accompanied by the Edina Hornette dance team, the band will entertain fair attendees along the parade route, which begins near the Haunted House, goes north on Cosgrove Street, west on Randall Avenue and south on Underwood Street.  Musical selections include many  school favorites that will get one’s toes tapping!

Summer Pops Concert with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra

The Kenwood Symphony presents Summer Pops, a concert featuring:

HOLST The Planets “Jupiter Bringer Of Jollity”
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: “Summertime”
BERNSTEIN Selections from West Side Story
ROGERS Selections from Oklahoma
Opera Overtures and Arias featuring tenor Joseph Okell
… and more!


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