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Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating the Americas!

February 25, 2024

Celebrate American composers with the BSO and featured pianist Clare Longendyke!

Show starts at 3:00pm.

Advance Tickets: Adult, $17, Senior, $14, Advance Discount, $12, Students are free.

Manny Laureano, Music Director 

Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2
George Gershwin, Ed. Ferde Grofé - Rhapsody in Blue, Clare Longendyke, piano
Howard Hanson - Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, Romantic

For the last few years, the BSO has committed to celebrating American composers as much as we can. In this concert we expand that to include the music of North America and Mexican composer Arturo Marquéz with our premiere performance of the seductive and rhythmic Danzón No. 2. We’re also pleased to bring back pianist Clare Longendyke to play George Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue. The BSO will wrap up this concert with the influential and stunning Symphony No. 2 by Howard Hanson also known as “The Romantic.” In this 1930 work you will hear music that later influenced composer John Williams.

Small Talks – Split Rock Lighthouse History with Greg Vokovan

March 30, 2024

March 30, 2024

Completed in 1910 at a cost of $75,000, Split Rock Lighthouse sits on a cliff 130 feet above Lake Superior, at a particularly perilous place for ships. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park volunteer Greg Vokovan's family history with the beacon goes back to it's very beginning. Come listen as Greg delves into the history of the lighthouse!

Small Talks are free and open to the public. This event is held inside the Alfred E. Ames Lodge Room at the MMHC.

Space is limited.
Please RSVP to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

 

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Out of this World!

April 21, 2024

Join the BSO as it concludes its 61st season with performances guaranteed to be Out of this World!

Show starts at 3:00pm.

Advance Tickets: Adult, $17, Senior, $14, Advance Discount, $12, Students are free.

Manny Laureano, Music Director

Leonard Bernstein - Overture to West Side Story 
TBA - Winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition
Gustav Holst - The Planets

The BSO will conclude its sixty-first season with a concert guaranteed to get you thinking outside the box…or the galaxy! We’ll start off by honoring American composer Leonard Bernstein with a performance of his beloved Overture to West Side Story. After we present this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition, the BSO will end the season with the full forces necessary to bring to you The Planets, by English composer Gustav Holst, with help from the women of the Normandale Concert Choir Chorus(es).

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