Monday, January 14th, 2019

St. Olaf Orchestra to perform free classical concert at Weis Center, Acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang featured

St. Olaf Orchestra, featuring Sarah Chang on violin, will perform on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is free and tickets are not required.  The performance is family-friendly and is suggested for grades 5 and above. Named “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. Founded in 1906, the ensemble has been heralded as one of the best collegiate orchestras in the country and was named the winner of the 2013 American Prize for […]

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Friday, November 10th, 2017

A Far Cry brings “The Blue Hour” to life

It is very rare to witness a multitude of moving artistic parts come together so ingeniously in the name of creating one body of work. This is just what occurred at the Weis Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9 with an exquisite performance of a piece entitled the “The Blue Hour” by A Far Cry string orchestra and vocals from Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. The piece was a creative collaboration that came to fruition from the works of five notable female composers – Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider – and featured […]

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