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Classical Notes: November 7, 2011 Archive

Rose Ensemble Tour Tracks

Posted at 1:25 PM on November 7, 2011 by ClassicalMPR

The Rose Ensemble is in their mid-month break from their statewide tour of Songs of Temperance and Temptation.

For those on the second leg of the tour, here's a taste (groan) of what to expect:

Prohibition leaps onto the musical stage in this delightful look at the history and humor behind Minnesota's long-standing love/hate relationship with the saloon. Semi-staged and fully costumed, this research-rich yet light-hearted performance features the songs and stories of Carrie Nation and 19th-century Temperance Union meetings, balanced by a full cup of good ol' anti-Prohibition songs. Projections of historical photos and narration from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby complement the show, as our performers skip and prance to Victorian waltzes, croon 1920s jazz, launch into Irish reels, ragtime, and gospel, and belt out some of Irving Berlin's best show-stoppers! Whether your preference is lager or lemonade, you'll learn about important events that shaped our region's history. With entertainment that could make even the Purity Squad merry, this home-grown program features old-time songs like Sweet By and By and Brighten the Corner, with plenty of sing-a-longs!

Dates and ticket info here:

A Dry Minnesota

Brandy and Water

Sign the Pledge for Mother's Sake

Sweet By and By - Always Vote as you Pray

Temperance Reel