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Free Family Music Series


Date: Sat Sep 10 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Antonello Hall

Location: Minneapolis

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Free Family Concerts presents: Chione

Join us for a captivating musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. This short chapter book tells the story of Shoua, a Hmong American girl who discovers her voice as she saves an injured dragon while camping in the north woods of Minnesota. Hear this story set to beautiful and evocative music composed by fellow Minnesotan, Jocelyn Hagen. Chione Quintet combines musical character themes with American Sign Language and will share the stories of each of their instruments and the ensemble they create—the wind quintet!

Chione [kiōn] is a Twin Cities-based woodwind quintet comprised of innovative and cross-disciplinary women. The unique and evolving medium provides an outlet to explore and create new sounds while redefining and rediscovering lesser-known music. Chione is committed to collaborating with professionals of all genres and creative outlets, with particular interest in commissioning new pieces and performing works by women artists. Throughout each endeavor, Chione aims to reach a wide range of audiences with the hope of inspiring contemporary and aspiring artists as well as supporters of the arts.

Activities include:
• Free Family Music Concerts 10:15-10:45 AM and 11:15-11:45 AM
• Instrument exploration stations
• Visual Art stations- make an instrument
• Sample Sing Play Learn classes
• Snacks and more


Catherine Ramirez, flute

Susan Miranda, oboe

Weily Grina-Shay, clarinet

Allison Akins, horn

Alexandra Berndt, bassoon

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