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Source Song Festival 2019

August 5 - August 9

Free – $30

Source Song re‐imagines the song festival by not only delivering fresh and innovative concerts, recitals and masterclasses, but more importantly by empowering and inspiring a new generation of composers, performers and audiences through the creation of new works, the initiating of conversation, and the fostering of relationships within Minnesota’s vibrant community.

Masterclass: Arlene Shrut “Framing Your Song”

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  • Westminster – Chapel (map)

Arlene Shrut‘s annual masterclass at Source with students of both MNDuo & MNSong programs is always a highlight! She will focus on the lost art of the the public introduction and important stage presentation for both composers and performers of song – join us!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Concert: Open Source: Six Decades Of Minnesota Song

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  • Wesminster – Chapel (map)

Six decades of Minnesota Songs in one evening!

Purchase tickets HERE.

Masterclass: Arlene Shrut “Song as Storytelling”

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  • Westminster – Chapel (map)

Arlene Shrut‘s annual masterclass at Source with students of MNDuo is always a highlight! She will focus on the use of song as storytelling – join us!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Masterclass: Warren Jones

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Warren Jones enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the musical world. Come see why singers from around the world collaborate with him, and why his teaching is among the best in the world as he works with MNDuo Participants.

This event is ticketed, and general seating. Purchase tickets HERE.

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy

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  • The Meisel Room at Westminster (map)

Source presents Ed Folsom, Whitman Archive co-director, and editor of theWalt Whitman Quarterly Review. Join us for this lecture by the national authority on the life and poetry of Walt Whitman as we kick-off our day-long celebration of the bard’s bicentennial.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Pitfalls of Setting Whitman

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  • Meisel Room at Westminster (map)

Composer Libby Larsen and tenor Paul Sperry lead a discussion about the musical settings of Walt Whitman. From the perspectives of musical creator and musical interpreter, join the conversation in discussing the unique joys and woes of Whitman and music.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

To the Perfect Shape Comes Common Ground: How Text Gets Paired with Song

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  • Meisel Room at Westminster (map)

Please join us for an exploration of the innovative world where poem and song unite. How do composers choose poetry to set to music? When do they commission new poems? What’s it like to write a poem for music?

This event includes world premieres by Libby Larsen and Carol Barnett written especially for this occasion.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Concert: Walt Whitman in Song

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Co-Curated and hosted by tenor Paul Sperry and Ed Folsom, Co-Director of the Whitman Archive, this unique recital experience celebrates the Bicentennial of poet Walt Whitman.

Join Source as we offer an evening rich in text, eclectic in musical language, and performed by participants in the MNDuo Program.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Masterclass: Comedic Songs with Paul Sperry

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Paul Sperry is recognized as one of today’s outstanding interpreters of American music. He brings to American music a conviction and an enthusiasm that has brought it to life for countless listeners. Join us as he works with MNDuo Participants on an afternoon devoted to the art of comedic songs!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Concert: Tamara Wilson & Warren Jones

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

American soprano Tamara Wilson is joined by pianist Warren Jones for a program exploring the Western Frontier and Space – the Final Frontier. With a voice the Chicago Tribume calls “…. a veritable force of nature,” don’t miss this opportunity to hear these incredible artists in recital!

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Masterclass: Tamara Wilson

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Come see and hear Tamara Wilson work with MNDuo participants, and see why the Independent says “Wilson has the power to ride effortlessly over the chorus singing fortissimo, and the artistry to create sublime magic…”

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Concert: Music of MN

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Join for this FREE concert in the beautiful Westminster Hall to hear the exceptional MNDuo program participants perform music of local Minnesota composers.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Concert: MNSong Composer Showcase

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  • Westminster Hall (map)

Come enjoy the works by the emerging composers for the sixth annual MNSong Composers Workshop.  Performed by local artists, by emerging composers it doesn’t get much better than this!

Purchase tickets HERE.

Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 9
Cost:
Free – $30
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.sourcesongfestival.org/2019-calendar

Venue

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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