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Classical Notes: October 5, 2009 Archive

Sing Outside the YouTube

Posted at 6:37 AM on October 5, 2009 by John Birge
Filed under: Fun finds, Musician stories

Along with the start of their new season, the Minneapolis choral ensemble VocalEssence just unveiled a new video to communicate the essence of their artistic mission: Sing Outside the Box:



Meanwhile, as reported earlier in this space, the Minnesota Opera also has viral video aspirations, except they prefer to Sing Inside the Shower:


The Joads Play Carnegie Hall

Posted at 6:46 PM on October 5, 2009 by Gillian Martin
Filed under: Concerts

The Joad family gave up everything to get to California, and now they'll see New York, too.

The Minnesota Opera produced the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie back in 2007.

Now a concert version of the work (no costumes, no sets) will play Carnegie Hall next spring. See the big-name cast list here.