Events

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Oct
7
Fri
2022
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian

Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses in it. Featuring world premieres from Alex Berko, Abbie Betinis, Christopher Cerrone, Saunder Choi, Carlos Cordero, Eliza Gilkyson, Jocelyn Hagen, Ted Hearne, Craig Hella Johnson, Shara Nova, Gabriela Ortiz, Graham Reynolds, Michael Schachter, Derrick Skye, Dale Trumbore, and Dorothy Walters.

 

This response to our times originated with a look back two centuries – at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Composers responded to Beethoven’s music, to Beethoven himself, or set Beethoven aside and responded to the times we’re all living through. Craig Hella Johnson encouraged composers to “Write what you need to write right now, write from the soil of you.” Musical selections will also include movements from Beethoven’s late string quartets.

 

The world premieres will be presented over two evenings– attend both and save 25% on tickets!

Stay tuned for information on opportunities to connect with the composers in special events.

Oct
8
Sat
2022
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian

Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses in it. Featuring world premieres from Alex Berko, Abbie Betinis, Christopher Cerrone, Saunder Choi, Carlos Cordero, Eliza Gilkyson, Jocelyn Hagen, Ted Hearne, Craig Hella Johnson, Shara Nova, Gabriela Ortiz, Graham Reynolds, Michael Schachter, Derrick Skye, Dale Trumbore, and Dorothy Walters.

 

This response to our times originated with a look back two centuries – at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Composers responded to Beethoven’s music, to Beethoven himself, or set Beethoven aside and responded to the times we’re all living through. Craig Hella Johnson encouraged composers to “Write what you need to write right now, write from the soil of you.” Musical selections will also include movements from Beethoven’s late string quartets.

 

The world premieres will be presented over two evenings– attend both and save 25% on tickets!

Stay tuned for information on opportunities to connect with the composers in special events.

Oct
15
Sat
2022
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci with the Pacific Chorale @ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Oct 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci with the Pacific Chorale @ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Robert Istad, conductor
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Symphony
Isaac Gale and Joseph Midthun, filmmakers

What’s old is new again, as composers Maurice Duruflé and Jocelyn Hagen look to the past to find inspiration in Gregorian chant and the writings and art of Leonardo da Vinci, respectively. The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci is enhanced by a stunning original film* featuring images drawn from and inspired by the Renaissance genius.

Oct
30
Sun
2022
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci @ Gustaf Vasa Church
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci @ Gustaf Vasa Church

Concert featuring
Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Cecilia McDowall: Da Vinci Requiem

 

Performers:
Agnes Auer, soprano
Mattias Nilsson, bass
Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir
Orkester from the Royal Chapel

 

Tickets are to be sold in the church one hour before concert and online.

Jan
27
Fri
2023
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church

Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am

Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director

Learn more here.

Jan
28
Sat
2023
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 28 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am

Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director

Learn more here.

Jan
29
Sun
2023
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am

Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director

Learn more here.

Mar
4
Sat
2023
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church

Here I Am presented by Kantorei, Joel M. Rinsema Artistic Director
A Women’s History Month Celebration

 

Jocelyn Hagen wrote “Here I Am” in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment; she chose quotes and poems from women who are authors, activists, and leaders from around the globe and through time. To bring this work even more to life, Hagen selected a cadre of women artists to create portraits of these inspirational women. This combination of words, images, and powerful music creates a remarkable, evocative experience for all who hear it.

 

Featuring chamber orchestra, Denver Children’s Choir, and illuminated, projected artwork.

 

Tickets: $25 adults/$20 seniors. Available online up to 1 hour before each concert or at the door ($3.00 more at the door). Children and students with valid student ID are always free, but make sure to reserve a free ticket online in advance.

Mar
5
Sun
2023
Here I Am @ TBA
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Here I Am @ TBA

Here I Am presented by Kantorei, Joel M. Rinsema Artistic Director
A Women’s History Month Celebration

 

Jocelyn Hagen wrote “Here I Am” in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment; she chose quotes and poems from women who are authors, activists, and leaders from around the globe and through time. To bring this work even more to life, Hagen selected a cadre of women artists to create portraits of these inspirational women. This combination of words, images, and powerful music creates a remarkable, evocative experience for all who hear it.

 

Featuring chamber orchestra, Denver Children’s Choir, and illuminated, projected artwork.

 

Tickets: $25 adults/$20 seniors. Available online up to 1 hour before each concert or at the door ($3.00 more at the door). Children and students with valid student ID are always free, but make sure to reserve a free ticket online in advance.

Mar
9
Thu
2023
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center

MARCH 9–19, 2023

MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN
LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG 

A father’s love, a family’s journey.
The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song Poet comes to life in this world premiere. It tells the story of Yang’s family and her song poet father as war drives them from the mountains of Laos into a Thai refugee camp and ultimately on to the challenging world of life as an immigrant. With his poetry, Kalia’s father inspires hope in his family, polishing their reality so that they might shine. 

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

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