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Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

The Young and The Rest…with SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin

September 12, 2019

Enjoy an acoustic tribute to Neil Young and artists from his era with the talented musicians from SimpleGifts!

For the 1:00 pm show, Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

For the 7:30 pm show, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

The talented men and women of SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin, are excited to be returning to the Ives with their acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the rest of artists from that time and place who defined an era. Enjoy the enduring popular songs from the great Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, America and more!

The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band

September 21, 2019

Don't miss the annual show from the 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band. There's never a dull moment!

Show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets: Adults $17; Seniors $15; Students $11.

Join the one and only 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band as they return to the Ives for their fall concert. The ensemble is a 45-member adult concert band that performs tuneful rags, marches, novelty pieces, solo features and special wind ensemble selections. Led by the inimitable Scott Crosbie, the band has a loyal following and puts on a memorable show.

Ripcord

September 25, 2019–November 21, 2019

Cranky Abby and cheerful Marilyn match wits in this hijinks laden comedy from Sidekick Theatre!

Shows on Select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Call 952-948-6524 to reserve show seats for your group or seats at the gourmet lunch before the show.

"Ripcord," by David Lindsay-Abaire is Sidekick Theatre's fall 2019 show.

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a hilarious game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Produced by Sidekick Theatre.

“An utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart… Great fun and genuinely moving!” – Time Out

 

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

September 29, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Deuces Wild presents an afternoon of musical action, comedy and all out fun!

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Group of 10+ $32 each. Prices include all taxes and fees.

For more than 17 years, musicians David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld have traveled coast to coast and become one of the most sought after dueling piano acts in North America. Clap along, laugh along and sing along with Deuces Wild as they offer a zany, witty and wild afternoon of entertainment. For this very special Tribute Sundays show, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: New Works & Old Friends

October 06, 2019

Join us in celebrating new musical friends (guest viola soloist George Taylor) and rekindling old flames!

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Advance tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Discounts are also available for music/flex package purchasers.

Join Bloomington Symphony Orchestra as they open their season at the Ives with new and familiar orchestral works and some old friends. They are welcoming acclaimed viola soloist George Taylor for pieces by Georg Philipp Telemann and Adolphus Hailstork, and bookending the concert with Nordic favorites from Carl Nielsen ("Maskarade") and Jean Sibelius (Second Symphony). Come celebrate the start of a great season!

From the King for the King: The Gospel According to Elvis

October 13, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Mick Sterling headlines with a group of experienced back-up singers and a simple but powerful band in this new tribute to the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each, Seniors $34 each and Groups of 10 or more $32 each.

Mick Sterling presents a unique performance of the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley in “From the King, For the King.” The show features the lead vocals of Mick Sterling, along with multiple singers performing the incredible vocal parts of his back-up singers, The Jordanaires, and a simple but powerful band providing the gospel energy needed to make this performance one you won’t soon forget!

1st Things 1st: An Evening in the Great American Songbook

November 02, 2019

Spend an evening immersed in songs from the Great American Songbook!

Show starts at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Adults $25 each; MMH Residents $23 each

Remember when Swing was King? Let 1st Things 1st take you back in time. The group of 14 musicians (including 5 vocalists) pays tribute to the great jazz and swing music of the mid-20th century. Song selections range from Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing" to Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me." Sway to classic greats as you enjoy a high-energy walk down memory lane.

From Barry: Vintage Pop Classics of the Bee Gees

November 03, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Mick Sterling leads an all-star band of singers and musicians in this larger than life tribute to Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each, Seniors $34 each and Groups of 10 or more $32 each.

Barry Gibb is one of the greatest pop songwriters of his generation. “From Barry” celebrates the music he wrote and performed with the Bee Gees including “Jive Talkin’, ” “Run to Me,” “I Got to Get a Message to You” and “Nights on Broadway.” Featuring the vocals of Mick Sterling, Boyd Lee and Wayne Cullinan, along with Mary Jane Alm, Cate Fierro, and Aimee Lee and a massive band with strings, horn and percussion, the songs of Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees will be played to match the incredible harmonies and melodies that could only come From Barry.

The Whitesidewalls in Concert

November 08, 2019

Don't miss the Midwest's ultimate 1950s—'60s doo-wop, rockabilly and rock & roll show band!

Shows at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32/$34 each; Groups of 10 or more $27/$32 each

Since starting out in the early 1970s, The Whitesidewalls have been delighting audiences with their energetic throwback 1950s/'60s doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll show. The five members of this group play multiple instruments, create tight harmonies and move to a driving dance beat. You'll reminisce to great songs from Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and more!

Michael Monroe Presents: I Dig Peter, Paul and Mary

November 10, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Revel in the timeless folk songs of Peter, Paul and Mary in this Tribute Sundays concert from Michael Monroe.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10 or more $32

In this tribute concert, nationally known musicians Timothy Frantzich, Patty Peterson and Michael Monroe are joining forces with upright bass player Gordy Johnson to perform the iconic folk music of Peter, Paul and Mary. The set list includes popular hits such as "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Blowin' in the Wind" and more. Sway to familiar tunes and sing along with your favorites from Peter, Paul and Mary.

 

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble: Hooray for Hollywood!

November 17, 2019

TCTE welcomes Hollywood Studio Musician Malcolm McNab for an exhilarating evening of trumpet tunes.

Starts at 3:00 pm

Tickets $15 

"Hooray for Hollywood!" marks the fourth year of Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble's concerts at the Ives. This year they are incredibly excited to welcome Hollywood Studio Musician Malcolm McNab. One of the best trumpeters out there, McNab has performed on more than 2,000 movie soundtracks, including 46 scores by the legendary John Williams. The show will feature several piece by McNab and TCTE along with a medley of selections from "The Godfather," "L.A. Confidential," "Star Trek" and more. TCTE will share fanfares, marches and other thrilling trumpet music. This family-friendly concert has something for everyone!

An Elvis Christmas: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

December 08, 2019

Tribute Series Event

"An Elvis Christmas" pays tribute to his popular, traditional and gospel Christmas fare.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10+ $30 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Just in time for the holiday season, Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band are returning to the Ives with "An Elvis Christmas." Get ready for a "Blue Christmas" and other Elvis takes on popular, traditional and gospel Christmas music. Celebrate the holidays with this unique tribute to Elvis' Christmas fare!

Christmastide with the Celtic Sounds of SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin

December 17, 2019–December 18, 2019

Christmastide is a Celtic-spiced magical musical journey deep into the heart of the Christmas spirit.

For the 1:00 pm shows on December 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

For the 7:30 pm shows on December 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

As long-time fans can attest, SimpleGifts makes musical magic with their Christmastide show. The six-member group combines violin, Celtic whistle and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three-part vocals to create a "modern Old-World" sound that transcends usual holiday shows. There is nothing ordinary about the arrangements this group delivers in concert, and they have a wonderful report on stage. If you can see only one Christmas show this year, make it Christmastide!

A Magical Medora Christmas

December 20, 2019

Medora brings summer magic to its Christmas show for all ages.

Shows at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Matineé Tickets: Individuals, $32 each; Group of 10 or more $27 each. Evening Tickets : Individuals, $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Group of 10 or more, $32 each.

Magical Medora Christmas is an entertaining family-friendly holiday show based on the popular Medora Musical in North Dakota. The show features current and past stars of the Medora Musical who have gone on to star on Broadway or perform on stages around the world. The stars will sing and Bill Sorenson, Wild West Prestidigitator, will wow the audience with seasonal magic and light-hearted humor perfect for young and old alike.

Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters

January 26, 2020

Tribute Series Event

Aimée Lee & the Superstars present a memorable tribute to The Carpenters.

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10+ $32 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Aimée Lee and the Superstars present a stunning tribute to the music of greats Karen and Richard Carpenter. The show features a 13-piece band that faithfully recreates the distinctive Carpenters' sound. If you're a fan of 1970s soft rock, you'll revel in classic hits including "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," "Superstar" and more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the uniquely beautiful and lasting music of the Carpenters.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: The Colorful Music of Russia

February 16, 2020

Revel in Russian music and enjoy a solo violin concerto from Michael Sutton!

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Advance tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Discounts are also available for music/flex package purchasers.

No Bloomington Symphony Orchestra season is complete without a concert featuring our wonderful concertmaster, violinist Michael Sutton. For "The Colorful Music of Russia" he will play a concerto close to his heart by Dmitry Kabelevsky. But first, to start, the Orchestra will play an overture from Kabelevsky's comic opera, "Colas Breugnon." Then, after intermission, the audience can enjoy a perennial favorite from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—his Fourth Symphony.

Music in 3D #7: The BSO Plays Mahler’s Fifth

April 05, 2020

Don't miss Mahler's amazing Fifth Symphony or the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition winner in this season finale!

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Advance tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Discounts are also available for music/flex package purchasers.

Certain works are hallmarks of accomplishment for any orchestra and Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony in C Sharp minor is chief among them. The piece begins with a somber trumpet call that eventually gives way to a Viennese Waltz, then a sweet Adagietto and finally a merry fugue to bring the grand symphony to a triumphant close. Along the way there are immense technical challenges, musical heights to scale and some moments of unrivaled tenderness. This season closing concert also features the grand prize winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition. 

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