String Theory Music Fest At The Southern
Photo by David Waldman
Here’s another reason to get excited about Winter’s final and inevitable end: On April 14-17 Minneapolis’s Southern Theater will present the String Theory Music Festival, performances/recitals/workshops that will feature local and national artists performing new works and original compositions. The Southern’s press release sums it up more nicely than I can so here you go:
The Southern Theater in partnership with McNally Smith College of Music, New Amsterdam Records, History Theatre, Minnesota Public Radio, Invisible Button Entertainment & Walker Art Center present String Theory Music Festival, April 14-17: MPLS & ST PAUL
Featured artists include Owen Pallett, JACK Quartet, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Anni Rossi, Tom Hagerman (Devotchka), Victoire, Dessa, ACME, yMusic, Robert Black (Bang on a Can All-Stars), Missy Mazzoli, Nadia Sirota, Orange Mighty Trio, Felix, Adam Levy, Chris Koza, Heiruspecs instrumentalists, Mississippi Peace, Chan Poling, Eliza Blue, Martin Devaney and Molly Dean
New works and arrangements by featured artists; world premieres by Mary Ellen Childs and Rob Moose; Minnesota premieres by Nico Muhly, Judd Greenstein, Julia Wolfe, William Brittelle, Sarah Kirkland-Snider and Caleb Burhans; renowned compositions by Francois Rabbath, Giacinto Scelsi andIannis Xenakis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Southern Theater will co-present the String Theory Music Festival, showcasing the work of national and regional composers and musicians, at six Twin Cities venues, April 14-17, 2011. The festival is a joint project of the Southern, McNally Smith College of Music, New Amsterdam Records, History Theatre, Minnesota Public Radio, Invisible Button Entertainment and the Walker Art Center.
Designed to engage music novices and aficionados alike, the festival will shine a celebratory spotlight on the role of bowed-string instruments as a focal point and compositional centerpiece within modern popular, indie/alternative, new music and classical ensembles.
The four-day event will include seven public concerts, a youth recital, workshops and master classes.
Tickets, schedule events, and more info available here