North Shore Music Association hosts "Northern Songs," an evening of chamber music
Coming to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts soon is a sophisticated evening of song—courtesy of the dream songs project—Northern Songs.
The dream songs project was started in 2010 by mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson and guitarist Joseph Spoelstra to present accessible and engaging chamber music across the upper Midwest. This classical voice and guitar duo has a wide repertoire, including guitar transcriptions of lute songs and opera arias, classical and romantic art songs, modern pieces and newly commissioned works.
Anderson’s vocal abilities span the ages, from Baroque masterpieces to contemporary experimental music, with a focus on American and 20th-century art song and chamber music. She has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Oratorio Society, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Zeitgeist, Renegade Ensemble, the University of Minnesota’s New Music Ensemble and more.
Classical guitarist Spoelstra has performed throughout the United States, including the Wilshire-Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and the Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati. His performances have been broadcast on NPR programs in Los Angeles and Wisconsin and he is a frequent ensemble guitarist with chamber groups throughout the Midwest.
The concert will feature the world premiere of University of Minnesota-Duluth Professor Justin Rubin’s songs for voice and guitar, Ultima Verba.
The show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts will include the chance to talk to composer Daniel Nass after the performance.
In addition to the talented Northern Songs artists, a trio of local musicians—Philis Anderson, Erika Ternes and Karina Roth—will open the show.
The performance is Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the ACA. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 students (18 and under). Tickets are for sale at the door or in advance at www.tix.com.