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March 2020

Annie Dorsen: Yesterday Tomorrow

March 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$21 – $26

“Perhaps the most experimental jukebox musical ever conceived.” —Bomb Magazine Director and inventor of algorithmic theater, Annie Dorsen remounts her acclaimed multimedia work Yesterday Tomorrow, created with elements of chance and computer-based artificial intelligence. Ever intent on “nuancing the algorithm,” Dorsen starts with the Beatles’ “Yesterday” and ends with the song “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie, using software that randomly prompts three vocalists to sight-read the songs as they are deconstructed and reassembled. With the scores projected above them, the…

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April 2020

Maya Beiser, Wendy Whelan, Lucinda Childs & David Lang: The Day

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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$24 – $45

“A gut punch … nothing short of life itself: by turns hopeful, funny, surprising, and tragic.” —New York Times A momentous melding of multidisciplinary creative genius, The Day integrates the work of cello virtuoso Maya Beiser, minimalist postmodern choreographic legend Lucinda Childs, acclaimed contemporary composer David Lang, and dance luminary Wendy Whelan (recently named co-artistic director of the New York City Ballet). A two-part requiem to 9/11, The Day is a bold, sensory exploration of life and the eternal. Through…

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Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley

April 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E Exchange Street
St Paul, MN 55101 United States
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$38 – $75

For 45 years, Kronos Quartet has been blazing sonic trails, expanding notions of classical and chamber music, while regularly appearing at the Walker. Though the group has commissioned more than 1,000 works by an array of international composers, their deepest and longest-lasting relationship has been with pioneering minimalist Terry Riley. In a program celebrating Riley’s 85th birthday, Kronos honors one of American music’s most influential living composers, joined onstage by Riley (on keyboards) and his son Gyan Riley (guitar). The…

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May 2020

BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)

May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$18 – $25

“ energetic, unique and magic formula; the voices of their ancestors, mixed with funk, punk-rock vibrations, hip-hop, Fela-inflections and much more.” —BBC Radio Having royally shaken up South African music with their powerful blend of “Africangungungu” (the name BCUC has given to its Afro-psychedelic mix of a cappella street music, funk, soul, hip-hop, and rock-and-roll), the seven-piece Soweto-based collective is ready to rock Minneapolis audiences for the first time. With their stirring harmonies and vibrant energy, BCUC has been proclaimed…

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