Blog: Open Intervals
What Music Looks Like
NASA has released Hubble telescope pictures and they are fascinating. Some, like the horsehead nebulae, are descriptive, some are fascinating, some just plain odd. One of them is particularly striking, and perhaps this is what music actually looks like:
Free and Low-Cost Concerts You're Missing Out On
In addition to the fantastic, professional organizations that we have here in the Twin Cities (and around the country!), there are loads of interesting free and low-cost concerts you may be missing out on. The programming is different, the presentation can be more relaxed. Add variety and some new music genres to your concert season.
Colleges and universities everywhere have music departments brimming with students, majors and non-majors alike, who are studying with the best teachers in the US. …
When (Not) to Clap at a Concert
For classical music newbies and those who've been put off of classical music by classical music snobs, the convention of clapping at a classical music concert is a bit of a mystery. However it's easier than you think! Here are a few rules of thumb for when to clap. And when not to clap.
1. When it's a welcome: clap when the featured musicians come on stage. (If you're not sure who they are, don't clap.)
If you're at an orchestra concert, the orchestra is usually already on stage when the conce…
Mozart's Requiem - May 19, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is Free
Mozart Sancta Maria, mater dei, K. 273
Linh Kauffman, soprano
Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano
Craig Lemming, tenor
Aaron Larson, baritone
Joyce Larson, conductor
St. John's Oratorio Chorus
St. John's Chamber Orchestra
4842 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Make in Me a Clean Heart - Mache Dich mein Herze rein
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote several of the greatest pieces in Oratorio literature, one of them being the Matthaeus-Passion, the St. Matthew Passion. And from this, the wonderful aria "Mache dich mein Herze rein," in English "Make in me a clean heart."
You don't need to speak German to understand this one.
Handel's Messiah - May 5, 2013
with the St. Catherine Choral Society
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Premiere: Tribute, a cantata honoring the life of Russell B. Connors (New work by Albert Biales, text by Russ Connors)
Patricia C. Connors, conductor
Kristie Tigges, soprano
Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano
Rick Penning, tenor
Mike Schmidt, bass
$10 / $5 / Free with SCU ID
Christmas Oratorio - December 7 & 8, 2013
Georges de La Tour: Adoration of the shepherds (1644) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts I - III
Carrie Henneman-Shaw, soprano
Nicole Warner, alto
Roy Heilman, tenor
Jonathan ten Brink, bass
Paul Boehnke, Conductor
Bach Society of Minnesota
Saturday and Sunday, December 7th & 8th, 2013
More details to follow.
This was the first oratorio in which I ever sang solo professionally after Grad School and it was my European Debut concert…
As It Is In Heaven - Big-time conductor takes over small town church choir
This is a fantastic movie for music-lovers, choral-singers and music enthusiasts. A famous conductor, Daniel, falls ill and decides to return to his small hometown in Sweden to recover. The pastor asks Daniel to take over the church choir, full of vibrant characters. The moment Daniel takes over the choir, their lives change.
Each of the singers goes on their own journey, from the Pastor's Wife to the enthusiastic salesman from the town's largest store, and from the town gossip to Daniel's young…
Woman Voice - Woman Courage April 5, 2013
WomanVoice - WomanCourage
Surviving Dating Violence, Breast Cancer, and Other Forms of Courage
8:00 pm - ADMISSION FREE
Friday, April 5, 2013
The topic this year is Woman Courage, chosen by the young ladies themselves.
The Pug Under the Piano Bench
My wonderful, first voice teacher, Nancy Burman, loves animals. Every animal they have ever owned, whether cat, dog, or hamster, has enjoyed an entertaining atmospher e, copious amounts of love from Nancy's numerous voice students and their own family. The Burmans' animals live the good life!
When I was in high school the Burmans had a pug named Betsy. Betsy was one of the happiest little dogs I've ever seen. She'd wave her little tail and greet you at the door every week. She loved to sit unde…