Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra

Thursday, July 6, 8:00 p.m.

Lake Park Bandshell
Free outdoor pops concert

The Minnesota Orchestra presents the opening concert of the Festival’s 11th season with the popular free pops concert at Lake Park. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join in the fun as we celebrate the beginning of the Festival’s second decade with this favorite summer tradition!

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Manhattan Chamber Players
Manhattan Chamber Players

Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

The Manhattan Chamber Players is a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians who share the common aim of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire at the highest level. Members of MCP are top prizewinners in the Banff, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, Melbourne, Naumburg, Osaka, Primrose, Queen Elisabeth, Rubenstein, Tchaikovsky, Tertis, and Young Concert Artists Competitions and are some of the most sought after solo and chamber performers of their generation. Their Festival (and Minnesota) debut performance features music by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

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Joshua Bell, violin
Joshua Bell, violin

Sunday, July 9, 3:00 p.m.

Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
Winona State University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

After a sold-out performance and live broadcast on Classical MPR at the 2016 Festival, Joshua Bell makes a welcome return to Winona this season to share his incomparable musicianship! With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Those in the audience last summer can assure you that you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to hear Bell in concert again this season!

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David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano
David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano

Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.

Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. In high demand year after year among chamber music audiences worldwide, the duo has appeared each season at the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the Far East, and Europe to unanimous critical acclaim. They bring their talent, energy, imagination, and dedication to a recital featuring sonatas by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.

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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Thursday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Hailed as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, recorded Billboard chart-topping albums, toured worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and released Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos viewed by millions. Their Festival debut promises to be a dynamic and exciting musical evening.

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Dale Warland and Festival Chorale
Dale Warland and Festival ChoraleBrian Newhouse, Host

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 3:00 p.m.

Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, Saint Teresa Campus of Saint Mary’s University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

Renowned choral director Dale Warland and the Festival Chorale return to Winona this summer for their eighth and final season to present “Always Singing: A 20th-Century Choral Retrospect.” Over the past seven summers, Festival audiences have been privileged to hear what is arguably one of the finest choirs in the nation, led by one of the finest choral conductors, and this very special weekend of choral music promises to be a season highlight.

Ticket holders are invited to join Dale Warland and Minnesota Public Radio’s Brian Newhouse for a pre-concert talk beginning one hour prior to each performance in the Chapel.

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Dover Quartet
Dover Quartet

Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement, and taut ensemble.” The ensemble’s appearance at the Festival will include quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, and Szymon Laks.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, Winona State University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

A standard-bearer of innovation and artistic excellence, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras and has become a favorite with Festival audiences over the past four years. This summer we are thrilled to feature this esteemed ensemble once again, as Orpheus brings their collaboration, innovation, and passion for artistic excellence to a program featuring four of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.

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Boston Brass
Boston Brass

Sunday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.

Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, Winona State University
$25, $21 students and senior citizens

For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble brings their lively repartee, humor, and personality to an exciting Festival finale that will include great music, boisterous fun, and even the opportunity to cast votes for which pieces will be performed!

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