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The season begins with a choral celebration of mid-century architecture presented at Christ Lutheran Church, a National Historic Landmark of Mid-Century Design by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen. MPLS (imPulse) will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s mid-century icon The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore, which tells the ever-relevant story of a town odd-ball, his strange Medieval pets, and the harm a community can cause others through judgment and condemnation of “the Other”. The performance will also include selections from Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations and a premiere of If It Is Honest by MPLS (imPulse) Composer-in-Residence Ian A. Cook, written to celebrate Saarinen and his famed Christ Church Lutheran.

After the concert, join our collaborator, Preserve Minneapolis, for an architectural tour of the building.

​​Dates and times: October 13, 3:00pm
Location: Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis
Prices:  $40 Preferred Seating; $20 General Admission; $10 Tier-3 Seating
Parking: Lot connected to venue

This is a family friendly show.

Accessibility: Accessible seating available. Additional accessibility needs will be honored with advanced request.
Please email us at info@mplsimpulse.org or reach us by phone at 319-830-3021

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Black Christ of the Andes – October 18th, 2019

6:30 Pre-Concert Tal

An exploration of religious faith in the Americas throughout history seen through the lens of sacred choral music from different periods. Highlights of this program include our unique interpretation of Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez and selections from jazz composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams’ rarely performed choral masterwork, Black Christ of the Andes.

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
401 Concord St
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107

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Chronofon and Chrooners Supper Club Present

La Bella Italia

NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Chronofon will transport audiences to La Bella Italia (Beautiful Italy) as they remember some of our favorite Italian and Transatlantic songs and the artists that performed them: Louis Prima, Domenico Modugno, Frank Sinatra, Mambo Italiano, Mamma, So chi sei, Volare, Arrivaderci Roma and so many more.

Bring your sweetie and enjoy some magnifico Italian wine and food from Crooners wonderful cellar and kitchen. Join Chronofon at Crooners for La Bella Italia and make una bella notte of it .

Created by Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, and Prudence Johnson

Crooners Supper Club
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Box Office: 763-760-0062

All Ages

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Photos by Dan Norman

Chronofon and The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Present

’66: Talkin’ Bout My Generation

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Remember 1966 in this rocking throwback concert of music and history. Chronofon Productions reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural perceptions and social fabrics of the day, then and now.
Brought to you from “the studios of radio station WDAK,” our four “radio personalities” bring you news, commentary, advice for the modern woman, a call-in trivia show, and of course lots of music. Songs include “Summer in the City,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” “Monday, Monday,” “Sounds of Silence,” “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag” and many more.
Pianist Dan Chouinard and singers Bradley GreenwaldDiana Grasselli, and Prudence Johnson (together known as Chronofon) bring to the Dakota stage something more than a concert, a hybrid art form at home in the theater as well as the nightclub, weaving together stories, songs and pictures with their trademark musical virtuosity.

Created by Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, and Prudence Johnson

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55403
Box Office: 612.332.5299

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Artwork by Karen McCall Photos by Dan Norman

A New Brain

OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 9, 2019
SCHNEIDER THEATER

Gordon Schwinn is the frustrated composer of a children’s TV show who, on one otherwise ordinary day, collapses into his lunch and wakes up in the hospital. As doctors and nurses fly in and out of his room, trying to figure out what’s wrong with his brain, Gordon drifts in and out of consciousness as he contemplates his life, legacy, and the meaning of music—all while navigating his relationships with his best friend, mother, and boyfriend. Oh, and he’s also being haunted by Mr. Bungee, an imaginary frog and the star of the children’s show he’s supposed to be composing for. A semi-autobiographical musical by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn, A New Brain features Finn’s signature lyricism and is an unexpectedly funny, relatable, and ultimately touching meditation on how beautiful the world is when we slow down enough to look.

Artistry Theatre
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
Box Office: 952-563-8575

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Wednesday Oct. 16th  8PM-10:30PM   OBI at the Schooner Tavern (3rd Wednesday Series)
2901 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

OBI once again hits it on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This time, be ready for a few new medleys, including the return of an “old” OBI standard – one that we haven’t played for a long while, but our older fans will recognize. As always, there’ll be drinking and line dancing and Balkan Party Music.

Friday Oct. 25th   9PM-close   The Sweet Colleens at Kieran’s Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

After a bit of a hiatus, the Sweet Colleens are back on stage! A great mix of Celtic, Cajun and Americana, all mixed together with great songs and heart. Come on down for a pint and enjoy an evening of music and dancing.

Saturday Oct. 26th  8PM-11PM   OBI at the Tapestry Fall Dance Party
3748 Minnehaha Ave.  Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Orkestar Bez Ime is happy to make its semi-regular appearance at the Tapestry Fall Dance Party. It’s the culmination of a weekend full of workshops on International Dance, so if you haven’t experienced it before, you can sign up. And then there’ll be a three set reverie with OBI on Saturday night! For more information:
https://www.tapestrydance.org/tapestry-events/fallinternationalweekend