Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley
Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley“Hearing a cello played with such fervor and commitment – not to mention high artistry – is a priceless experience.” – Los Angeles Times.Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley (host of NPR’s “From The Top” music program) come together to play musical mind games with you in a program called “Shuffle. Play. Listen.” They’ll explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments while crossing in and out of classical and pop music genres.
Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage
Twelfth Night“...a classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” – The New York TimesSet against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity explores the universal themes of love and all its effects on human behavior. With a cast of superb performers, a remarkable musical score, innovative design and a uniquely physical approach, this production of Twelfth Night by Aquila Theatre cannot be missed!
There will be a free, 30-minute pre-performance talk featuring one of the actors from Aquila Theatre at 6:30 p.m. in the Gaede Stage.
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal – Music of the Sun
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal – Music of the Sun“They own their music, and when they want it to roar, they roar.” – Los Angeles TimesETHEL, the pioneering string quartet, and GRAMMY® winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, present a stunningly beautiful program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, alongside Native American flutes and drums, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a powerful, moving, cross-cultural and contemporary music event.
Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage
James Sewell Ballet
James Sewell Ballet’s world premiere of Dante’s The Inferno"Sewell is daring and original....[willing] to unearth genuine emotions and grapple seriously with how ballet relates to more organic styles of movement." – The New Republic Choreographer James Sewell’s magnum opus will premiere on the stage of Hansen Theatre at MSUM! This blow-your-mind, multimedia project features Sewell’s ballet company, original electronic imagery, sound effects and a widely- divergent, rich soundtrack. You don’t have to know anything about The Inferno (the third part of Dante’s literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy) to enjoy this event. All you need is a fearless sense of adventure.
Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre
Golden Bough: Memory in Inferno,” a talk by Dante scholar Dr. John
Kerr; followed by a reception and visual art exhibit depicting visions
of hell by MSUM art majors; followed by a lecture recital by guest
pianist Jihye Chang performing music inspired by concepts of heaven and
hell. All free.Thursday, March 6, 5 p.m., the White Hall and Fox Recital Hall