MPR Artists-in-Residence

  • LuminaClass Notes Artist Announcement: Lumina
    Lumina is a five piece women's ensemble of four vocalists, and one multi-instrumentalist string player. They are committed to the finding the beauty, mystery and hope inherent in music, performing folk songs from Eastern Europe, medieval songs with accompaniment from Renaissance ancestors of the violin, and African-American Spirituals. They will be visiting schools in Saint Paul, Fridley, and Brooklyn Park.September 25, 2015
  • Copper Street BrassClass Notes Artist Announcement: Copper Street Brass
    Copper Street Brass is a full-time non profit educational ensemble that visits dozen of schools and does many clinics throughout the year. They are the only full-time brass ensemble in Minnesota and one of only a handful in America. They perform classical, jazz and pop/rock music all arranged by French horn player, Tim Bradley. They will be doing a week-long tour of schools in the southwest of Minnesota, as well as a mini-tour of the Iron Range, and a school in Willmar, and also Saint Paul.September 24, 2015
  • MatraClass Notes Artist Announcement: Matra
    Matra is a world/jazz fusion percussion ensemble made up of vibraphone, marimba, tabla drums from India, and western drum set. They perform original compositions and arrangements as well as percussion ensemble rep. Their influences range from jazz structure and improvisation to the rhythms of Northern India to progressive rock. They will be at schools in Litchfield, Willmar, Saint Paul, Columbia Heights and Lakeville.September 24, 2015
  • Gaosong HeuClass Notes Artist Announcement: Gaosong V. Heu
    Gaosong V. Heu is an up-and-coming Hmong-American performing artist who bridges the gap between western classical music and Hmong classical and traditional music. Trained as a singer in both the Western and Hmong traditions, she also studies the "qeej," a Hmong bamboo reed instrument. She will combine music and storytelling at a variety of schools across the Twin Cities metro.September 23, 2015

Mn Legacy Fund The Classical MPR Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

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