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Tune in to Tonic Sol-fa!

April 27, 2017

The wildly popular a cappella group, Tonic Sol-fa, performs at the Ives Auditorium on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Here are some things you should know about this talented group: The Group Name Anyone who knows a little bit

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Minnesota Orchestra Cellist Anthony Ross Plays Dvořák Concerto

April 19, 2017

On May 21, 2017, Minnesota Orchestra principal cellist Anthony Ross is joining the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra at the Ives Auditorium. Ross and the orchestra are performing Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. As a composer, Dvořák (1841–1904) refused to write for the cello.

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Preserving the Past

March 29, 2017

In addition to showcasing Masonic history, the Col. James B. Ladd Museum and Charles W. Nelson Library is a place where staff work to preserve important relics from the past. As our curator, Theresa Norman, phrases it, “Museums and historical

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Pianist Andrew Staupe Brings Grieg Concerto to Life

March 9, 2017

On March 26, 2017 professional pianist Andrew Staupe will join Kenwood Symphony Orchestra at the Ives Auditorium for a performance of Edvard Greig’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Like Staupe, Grieg was a gifted pianist and composed the piece—his only concerto—with

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Meet Singer/Songwriter Dennis Warner

March 2, 2017

Dennis Warner, a folk/Americana musician who will be playing at the Ives at 7:30 p.m. on August 5, 2017, keeps a busy schedule. Happily, he enjoys traveling and performing the 100 to 125 shows he has each year. Recently we

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Behind the Scenes at the Ives: Rigging

March 1, 2017

Some of the most intriguing aspects of theaters and productions happen behind the scenes. One crucial stage element is the complex system of lines, blocks and counterweights called “rigging” that enable stage crews to manipulate backdrops, curtains, lights and scenery.

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Meet the Winners’ Showcase Musicians

January 26, 2017

On February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., six exceptional musicians will perform their award-winning selections at the Ives Auditorium. These six (profiled below) won Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s 19th Annual Masters Concerto and Aria Competition late last year. The first four performers won

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Masonic Heritage Center’s Construction Company Wins Award

January 26, 2017

On January 25, 2017, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) received the Minnesota Construction Association’s (MCA) Award of Excellence—“New Project Total Value Over $15 Million”—for its work on the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (MMHC). Each year, MCA hosts the Awards of Excellence

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