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Friday, October 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Thrilling Adventure Hour
A staged show in the style of old time radio, Eisner-nominated graphic novel from Archaia/Boom! Studios, Nerdist podcast (a favorite of Rolling Stone), Nerdist web series, highly anticipated concert film … The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a new take on old-time radio in which actors you know and love from television, comedy, animation, and film dress nicely and enact all manner of genre-based comedy segments - and has become a cult phenomenon. It’s currently featured as "Best Live Podcast" in Los Angeles Magazine's 2014 "Best of LA."

Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,”“Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The Saga Begins.” Weird Al released his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun on July 15th, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The album features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”) and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” (“Inactive”). Weird Al, along with his band of over three decades, has performed thousands of live rock and comedy multimedia shows throughout the world, and will be back on the road in 2015 for The Mandatory Tour.

Paul F. Tompkins is one of the most charming, quick-witted and popular comedians on the scene. Tompkins has recorded four stand-up specials for Comedy Central, and hosts the "Speakeasy" web series as well as the Fusion show “No, You Shut Up!". Tompkins is an Emmy-nominated writer for “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” and has appeared in movies including “There Will Be Blood” and “the Informant!” His most recent comedy albums include “Freak Wharf” and “Laboring Under Delusions.”

Paget Brewster can be found on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, as Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the CBS crime drama “Criminal Minds”, and various voices on “American Dad”, “The Venture Bros.” and “Dan Vs.". Brewster first came to attention in her recurring role as Kathy, Joey’s girlfriend (and later Chandler’s) on NBC’s “Friends.” She was a regular on “Andy Richter Controls The Universe” and starred as Beth Huffstodt in the Showtime series “Huff." Paul and Paget are Thrilling Adventure Hour's Frank and Sadie Doyle.

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter for alt-country favorites the Old 97’s, as well as a solo artist critically –acclaimed for his clever word play and pop song-smithing. His music has appeared in movies like “The Break-Up” and TV shows like “Scrubs,” and Rhett himself has appearaed on “30 Rock.” He’s also written for Rolling Stone, McSweeney’s and The Atlantic. His latest solo album is “The Dreamer,” and the latest Old 97's album is “Most Messed Up."

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Freehouse.

Freehouse

Tickets go on sale to members of the Wits Social Club on Thursday, September 4th and members of the General Public on Tuesday September 9th. Tickets are $45.00 and $29.00. Members of the Wits Social Club will receive a 10% discount. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Black
A legend in her homeland of Ireland, Mary Black has long held the attention of the followers of Irish Music as one of the finest female vocalists in the world. Her distinguished career has spanned nearly 30 years from her early days in Dublin folk clubs through ever-escalating success with seven platinum solo albums, including No Frontiers spent 56 weeks in the Irish Top 30. Needless to say Mary Black is a seminal figure in Irish musical history and one of the artists responsible for its relatively recent blossoming on a global level. For the last quarter-century, she has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages, TV shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. To the acclaim and awards Mary has received over the years from both the public and critics must also be added the esteem she has generated from her fellow artists. Indeed, many of them have recorded and performed live with her, including Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez and Van Morrison, not to mention a host of Irish traditional musicians and singers.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11th. Tickets are $35.50 and $32.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 p.m.
The Milk Carton Kids
In Collaboration:
The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz
featuring Alex Hargreaves, Samson Grisman, and Nathaniel Smith


Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz, with Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith, offer a very special evening of collaborative performance in front of one microphone.

Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country’s finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.

Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside of Austin, TX and makes her home in New York City. Now 23-years-old, she graduated in 2013 from New England Conservatory with a degree in contemporary improvisation in the same month her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, was released.

Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. An understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 20th. Tickets are $30.00 and $28.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Sunday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
MN Senatorial Debate
Kerri Miller and Cathy Wurzer will co-host the Election 2014 Senatorial Debate. The debate will be broadcast live on MPR News.

The Candidates

Al Franken

Lives: Minneapolis
Age: 63
Family: Wife - Franni; Children - Thomasin, Joseph; Grandchildren - 1

Biography: Franken won his seat in the U.S. Senate after a lengthy and expensive recount following the 2008 election. He sits on four committees, including one that deals with health and education issues and one that oversees the judiciary system. He also serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and chairs two subcommittees – one dealing with privacy and technology, and the other dealing with energy.

Franken grew up in St. Louis Park, graduated from Harvard University. After starting a comedy career at Dudley Rigg's Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, Franken became a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. He earned five Emmy Awards for his work on the show. After leaving SNL in 1995, Franken wrote a series of bestselling books of political satire and later hosted a radio program on the Air America Network.

During his time in office, Franken has sponsored a few high-profile legislative successes, including a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of their premium dollars on direct medical care. The provision resulted in sizeable rebates for more than 12 million insurance policy holders, including about 9,100 Minnesotans. Franken has also been an outspoken opponent of a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner as well as new campaign finance rules that allow corporations to invest more money in elections. One of Franken's first legislative efforts was a bill that paired service dogs with veterans who have mental or physical wounds from combat.

Mike McFadden

Lives: Sunfish Lake
Age: 50
Family: Wife - Mary Kate; Children - Conor, Patrick, Molly, Sean, Brendan, Danny

Biography: McFadden is a newcomer to politics, spending the last two decades at the helm of financial services firm Lazard Middle Market. The firm works with small and medium sized companies to find new ownership. He is taking a leave of absence to run for Senate.

McFadden grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, then attended Georgetown University Law Center before moving back to St. Paul in 1993. He has coached his daughter in basketball and each of his sons in football over the last 12 years in the Mendota Heights Youth Athletic Association. McFadden has also been active with the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis' Phillips neighborhood. McFadden is calling for changes in the Affordable Care Act, including giving states more power to create their own insurance rules. He has also called for reducing business regulations and simplifying the tax system. McFadden says he opposes any tax increases.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admittance.



Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Talking Volumes with Azar Nafisi
Azar Nafisi, professor and best-selling author, is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. She has conducted workshops in Iran for women students on the relationship between culture and human rights; the material culled from these workshops formed the basis of a new human rights education curriculum.

She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Her cover story, The Veiled Threat: The Iranian Revolution’s Woman Problem published in The New Republic (Feb. 22, 1999) has been reprinted into several languages.

About The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books: Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America.

Talking Volumes is a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

Talking Volumes is made possible in part through the generosity of our sponsors.

Hamline Bremer Bank Eyebobs

Season Packages are available beginning Tuesday, July 22nd. Season Packages are $80.00. Individual tickets are available beginning August 12th. Tickets are $23.00 for members of MPR, Star Tribune, and Loft Literary Center. Tickets are $25.00 for the general public. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm
Vienna Boys Choir
The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir has thrilled audiences of all ages for more than 500 years; now, they bring their singular sound to the Basilica of Saint Mary. The one-night-only appearance is part of the ensemble’s 2014 U.S. tour. The program will feature favorite Strauss waltzes, classical masterpieces by Mozart and Haydn, and folk songs from around the world.

Acclaimed for their impeccable vocal technique and expressive music-making, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous vocal ensembles in the world. The young choristers — who range in age from 10 and 14 years old — perform in front of nearly half a million people annually, touring Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Tickets for MPR's Choral Series Package go on sale Thursday, September 11th at noon through the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office. Individual tickets go on sale Thursday, September 18th. Tickets are $67.50, $52.50, and $42.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Friday, November 7th at 8:00pm
The Moth
The Moth – hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five widely divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

The Moth has a local chapter which has a Story Slam event the last Wednesday of every month at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. More information: www.themoth.org

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 12th. Tickets are $32.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Wits with Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of books for adults and children. The recipient of many awards, his works have been adapted for film, television, stage and radio.Some of Neil’s most notable titles include The Graveyard Book (the first book to ever win both the Newbery and Carnegie medals), American Gods and 2013's UK National Book Award's Book of the Year, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. 2 million people follow him on Twitter. Born in the UK, he now lives in the US with his wife, the musician and writer, Amanda Palmer.

As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden's voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera house to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She's performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dressner (The National), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, David Byrne and Laurie Anderson among collaborators and friends. Her latest album, out September16, is titled This is My Hand.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Freehouse.

Freehouse

Tickets go on sale to members of the Wits Social Club on Thursday, September 4th and members of the General Public on Tuesday September 9th. Tickets are $45.00 and $29.00. Members of the Wits Social Club will receive a 10% discount. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Talking Volumes with Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs-including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha, and The Great Transformation-and two memoirs, Through the Narrow Gate and The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into forty-five languages. She has addressed members of the U.S. Congress on three occasions; lectured to policy makers at the U.S. State Department; participated in the World Economic Forum in New York, Jordan, and Davos; addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York; is increasingly invited to speak in Muslim countries; and is now an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In February 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize and is currently working with TED on a major international project to launch and propagate a Charter for Compassion, created online by the general public and crafted by leading thinkers in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, to be signed in the fall of 2009 by a thousand religious and secular leaders.

About Fields of Blood: Religion, and the History of Violence: From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after September 11, 2001-that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness, something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, with her deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions.

Talking Volumes is a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

Talking Volumes is made possible in part through the generosity of our sponsors.

Hamline Bremer Bank Eyebobs

Season Packages are available beginning Tuesday, July 22nd. Season Packages are $80.00. Individual tickets are available beginning August 12th. Tickets are $23.00 for members of MPR, Star Tribune, and Loft Literary Center. Tickets are $25.00 for the general public. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Friday, November 14th at 8:00 p.m.
Wits with Hari Kondabolu and OK Go
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver's New York Standup Show and was a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock-produced FX Show "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." He has also been interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron and NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He recently released his debut comedy album "Waiting for 2042" on indie label Kill Rock Stars.

Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles three years later, OK Go (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. The four songs of the all-new Upside Out EP represent the first preview of Hungry Ghosts, due out in the fall on the band's own Paracadute. Continuing a career that includes viral videos, New York Times op-eds, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire, collaborations with pioneering dance companies and tech giants, animators and Muppets, OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Freehouse.

Freehouse

Tickets go on sale to members of the Wits Social Club on Thursday, September 4th and members of the General Public on Tuesday September 9th. Tickets are $45.00 and $29.00. Members of the Wits Social Club will receive a 10% discount. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Friday, November 21st at 8:00 p.m.
Wits with Keegan Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key is best known for starring in the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central series Key & Peele. He got his start in comedy at Second City Detroit, and later moved on to their Chicago company where he received awards for his writing and performance. While still in Chicago, Key made the jump to TV, starring in Fox's MADtv for six seasons, and scoring reoccurring roles on shows like RENO 911!, FX's Fargo, and USA Network's Playing House. Key can also be seen on the big screen in movies including Role Models, Due Date, and Just Go With It, and Let’s Be Cops, as well as the upcoming Horrible Bosses 2.

St. Louis, Missouri native Bhi Bhiman is an American original. His rich, bellowing tenor can soothe or explode at a moment’s notice, inviting comparisons from Nina Simone to Bill Withers. And his songwriting is quick to captivate – a mix of humor and deep empathy reminiscent of distinguished songsmiths like Woody Guthrie and Randy Newman. His self-released debut album, BHIMAN, was hailed by critics in the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR’s Robert Christgau. It also earned him the distinction of being one of the only unsigned artists to ever appear on Britain's “Later w/ Jools Holland”. Bhiman’s next record will be released in early 2015.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Freehouse.

Freehouse

Tickets go on sale to members of the Wits Social Club on Thursday, September 4th and members of the General Public on Tuesday September 9th. Tickets are $45.00 and $29.00. Members of the Wits Social Club will receive a 10% discount. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m.
Home Free
Minnesota natives Home Free return home for the holidays! On November 30th the Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off will serenade audiences to country, pop, and Christmas favorites during their “Full of Cheer Tour.” Enjoy some of your favorite holiday music along with the group’s original country hits.

Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off--performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in front of Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 26th at noon. Tickets are $35.00 and $28.00. VIP tickets are available for $125.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Monday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Talking Volumes with Richard Ford
Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day—the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—and The Lay of the Land, as well as the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford

About Let Me Be Frank With You - A Frank Bascombe Book: A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land.

In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century.

Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers.

With musical guest John Mark Nelson


When people hear John Mark Nelson's music for the first time, there's often a sense of disbelief. With arrangements that recall the work of veteran songwriters, the 19-year-old Minnetonka, Minn., native has been recording sophisticated compositions since he was 14. Like a younger version of Dirty Projectors frontman David Longstreth, Nelson possesses incredible attention to detail, with instrumentation and lyricism that feel completely plotted out, yet still fresh and new.

Talking Volumes is a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

Talking Volumes is made possible in part through the generosity of our sponsors.

Hamline Bremer Bank Eyebobs

Season Packages are available beginning Tuesday, July 22nd. Season Packages are $80.00. Individual tickets are available beginning August 12th. Tickets are $23.00 for members of MPR, Star Tribune, and Loft Literary Center. Tickets are $25.00 for the general public. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Nicolas David
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter who is making his debut performance at the Fitzgerald Theater for a special one-night concert event to kick off the holiday season. In addition to his unforgettable run with Team CeeLo as a finalist on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas has released five critically acclaimed albums as well as a #1 hit single on the iTunes Alternative Chart.

When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind must see act – from the moment he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music and this emotional approach to performing is the very reason the Minnesota music community has affectionately named him “the feelin.”

Also joining Nicholas for this incredible one-night concert event are some of Minnesota’s top musical talents including Alison Scott, Esera Tuaolo, Eric Gordon and Phil Thompson.

NECA


And in keeping with the true meaning of the holiday season, proceeds of this concert event are helping to support Holiday Lights in the Park, Minnesota’s largest local charity holiday event organized by the St. Paul Police Foundation.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 15th. Tickets are $42.50 and $30.00. A $2.50 facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket.


Thursday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m.
2 Cellos
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.

Aside from their huge online following where they continue to amaze with new YouTube hits, 2CELLOS main focus has always been playing live. In addition to many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) the duo have also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (multiple times), Lopez Tonight, TV Total with Stefan Raab, ABC’s The Bachelor and many others. 2CELLOS were also the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series GLEE, where they appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing “Smooth Criminal”. The 2CELLOS’ arrangement of the song, which featured Naya Rivera, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS’ debut album in the Top 100.

This event is Sold Out.



Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Radio Hour

Did you know that a radio could transport you to a different universe? With VocalEssence, anything is possible. Jake Heggie, one of the world’s most prominent composers of dramatic vocal music and composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, along with librettist Gene Scheer, have created a new choral opera titled The Radio Hour which crosses Alice in Wonderland with the golden age of radio in a magical program about the power of singing to shape and give meaning to our lives. The precursor to the opera will include a swinging salute to radio legend Fred Waring, “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing,” and other radio choral favorites, all on the home stage of A Prairie Home Companion.

Concert Conversations with composer Jake Heggie at 7 pm on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday.

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
Sarah Agnew, actor
Nikki Swoboda, director
Philip Brunelle, conductor

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 29th. Tickets are $10.00 - $40.00. VocalEssence concerts are not open to anyone under the age of six.



Monday, March 23rd at 7:30pm
Choir of King's College
"I would happily sit in King's College Chapel listening to this choir sing for the rest of my days."
The Times, London

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s best known choral groups. While the choir exists primarily to sing the daily services in King’s College Chapel, its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule. King’s College Choir has been performing abroad since its first overseas invitation in 1936. More recently, tours have taken the Choir to China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and other countries in the Far East. On Monday, March 23rd they will be performaing at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Tickets for MPR's Choral Series Package go on sale Thursday, September 11th at noon through the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office. Individual tickets go on sale Thursday, September 18th. Tickets are $62.50, $47.50, and $37.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30pm
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of London
There has been a choir of boys and gentlemen at St Paul's Cathedral for over nine centuries. The present Cathedral Choir consists of 30 choristers (boy trebles), eight probationers (who will become choristers) and 12 professional adult singers (or Vicars Choral): four altos, four tenors and four basses.

At the very heart of the Choir's being is the ancient monastic tradition of singing daily services.

In recent years the Choir has established itself as one of the major forces in British church music. The size of the choir and its mature, professional tone set it apart from any other comparable group of singers. Outside regular duties in the cathedral the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts and has many notable recordings to its credit. Join them on Tuesday, April 28th at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Tickets for MPR's Choral Series Package go on sale Thursday, September 11th at noon through the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office. Individual tickets go on sale Thursday, September 18th. Tickets are $42.50, $37.50, and $32.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.



Tickets for all Fitzgerald Theater events are available to the general public in person at The Fitzgerald Theater box office. Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling 651-290-1200 during our regular business hours (Tuesday through Friday, noon - 5:00 p.m.). Phone orders are subject to a processing fee.

Tickets are also available through the Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet. Ticketmaster phone hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket to enter a performance. Out of respect to all patrons and broadcasts being recorded, children under 4 will not be admitted to performances that are not designed for children. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

The Fitzgerald Theater is entirely smoke free. There are no designated smoking areas in the theater or within 10 feet of the theater entrance. This ban includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and electronic cigarettes.

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