The Minnesota Orchestra presents “Common Chords: North Minneapolis” – 1/21-27

January 21-27, 2019

Minnesota Orchestra musicians will participate in about 25 events throughout North Minneapolis, including musician visits to students at several elementary and high schools and chamber performances at locations ranging from the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and La Doña Cervecería to Wilson’s Image Barbers & Stylists and Sammy’s Avenue Eatery. The full Orchestra will perform two concerts: a public community meal and sing-along at Sanctuary Covenant on January 22, and a public evening concert on January 26 at North High School, where the Orchestra will share the stage with individual artists and ensembles from the North Minneapolis community.


Jan 22 | Community Meal and Sing-Along
Jan 26 | Music Together: Finale Concert

AND…@ the Capri:

Jan 27 | 3pm  Capri Big Band with Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus, clarinetist Gabriel Campos Zamora and percussionist Erich Rieppel.


North Minneapolis Common Chords Sponsors:
Minnesota State Arts BoardClean Water Land and Legacy AmendmentTarget

US Bank


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Common Chords North Minneapolis Schedule
Items in bold are open to the public.
*This schedule is subject to change.

Monday, January 21, 2019
7:00-9:20 a.m.  Minneapolis Armory – 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast
(Tickets available only at

Brass Quintet and Percussion with MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra Bucket Drummers
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ordway Center – 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Brass Quintet and Percussion with MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra Bucket Drummers 
1:30-2:30 p.m. Cora McCorvey Health & Wellness Center
Cello Duo
6:00-8:00 p.m.  Freestyle Dance Battle – Location TBA
String quartet with Asian Media Access Youth Dancers
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
8:25-9:20 a.m. MacPhail School Partnership, Harvest Network of Schools
String Scholars with Orchestra musicians
9:00-10:15 a.m. Cityview Community School of Innovation Violin and bass duo 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m Bethune Community School
Woodwind quintet 
2:10-3:00 p.m. Lucy Craft Laney Community School
Orchestra musicians
6:00-8:00 p.m. Community Meal and Sing-Along, Sanctuary Covenant Church
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä
Free meal with Orchestra musicians at 6 p.m.; Sing-Along at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m. NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Violin duo
1:45-3:45 p.m. MacPhail School Partnership, Ascension Catholic School
String scholars with Orchestra musicians
7:00-8:00 p.m.  Homewood Studios
String trio
Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m. The Gathering Space at Sammy’s Avenue Eatery
String quartet and Patrick Henry High School Choir Students
5:30-6:30 p.m. Sumner Library
Family-friendly: Meet a musician and try out the violin.
6:00-7:00 p.m. North Commons Recreation Center Afterschool Program
Bass duo with MacPhail Center for Music School Partnership String Scholars 
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dispatches from the North: A Reading, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center          
Original readings plus a string duo
Friday, January 25,2019
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Patrick Henry High School Winter Choir Concert
String quartet with Patrick Henry High School Choir
7:30-9:00 p.m. Pint of Music at La Doña Cervecería
Woodwind quintet
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wilson’s Image Barbers & Stylists
Tuba duo
1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. Side-by-side Rehearsal with MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra, Shiloh Temple International Ministries
Orchestra musicians and Osmo Vänskä, conductor
7:00 p.m.  Music Together: Finale Concert and Reception, North High School
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä and Akiko Fujimoto, conductors; Charles Lazarus, trumpet; The Steeles; Juxtaposition Arts; MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra, Tamara Gonzalez, conductor
Reception catered by Sammy’s Avenue Eatery and Cookie Cart
Sunday, January 27, 2019
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary Covenant Church Services
String quartet
3:00-5:00 p.m. Capri Theater – Jazz Concert and Reception
Orchestra musicians join the Capri Big Band