MacPhail Spotlight Series
The MacPhail Spotlight Series showcases the exceptional talents of MacPhail teaching artists and special guests, providing an intimate listening experience in MacPhail's Antonello Hall. Under the artistic direction of Mischa Santora, this series will be brought to life with collaborations from some of the Twin Cities' finest artists.
Please join us in the U.S. Bank Lobby one hour before each concert for a special question and answer session with featured performers.
The 2013-14 MacPhail Spotlight Series
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8 p.m.
Musical Journeys from Paris to New York
Revel in the cultural contrasts and similarities of this musical journey between the two iconic cities of Paris and New York. This program captures the excitement and energy from the Big Apple to the sights and sounds of the French capital in the 1920s and beyond.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
Puppets, Pranksters and Ballerinas
This enchanted performance unfolds through the creative magic of ballet and puppetry. Watch as foolery and tragedy come alive, quite literally, in the vivacious compositions of Stravinsky and Milhaud.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 , 8 p.m.
Vienna is often regarded as a bastion of musical tradition and history. However, some of the most daring experiments took place on the stages of the Austrian capital. Viennese Ventures explores these significant developments from the well-known works of Mozart to the bold compositions of Schoenberg.
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 p.m.
The Art of Improvisation
Improvisation used to be an integral part of classical music, with many of the great composers excelling at improvising extended and complex works. Join MacPhail teaching artists as they highlight the parallels and intersections between the jazz and classical worlds.