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Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra

About this concert

Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa’s work transcends genre. Be there for her debut appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra for familiar songs and brand new compositions.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Dessa, rapper, vocalist, essayist

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More details

  • Dessa is a member of the Doomtree collective. Essayist. Rapper. Amaretto enthusiast.
  • She’s a Minneapolis native who attended Southwest High School and earned a philosophy degree at the University of Minnesota.
  • Dessa’s published two short literary collections: Spiral Bound and A Pound of Steam.
  • Whenever she can do so unrebuked, Dessa prefers to eat the whole meal with the dessert fork.

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Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

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Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1495288287

1492304400

1527429087

Sat Apr 15 2017 8pm

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Fri Apr 14 2017 8pm

Dessa | Photo © Bill Phelps

Dessa | Photo © Bill Phelps

This concert is sold out. Please call 612-371-5656 for turn-back tickets. Contact us »

About this concert

Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa’s work transcends genre. Be there for her debut appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra for familiar songs and brand new compositions.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Dessa, rapper, vocalist, essayist

Read program notes »

More details

  • Dessa is a member of the Doomtree collective. Essayist. Rapper. Amaretto enthusiast.
  • She’s a Minneapolis native who attended Southwest High School and earned a philosophy degree at the University of Minnesota.
  • Dessa’s published two short literary collections: Spiral Bound and A Pound of Steam.
  • Whenever she can do so unrebuked, Dessa prefers to eat the whole meal with the dessert fork.

Community Partner:

Apr 15 Free Pass Download:

Have tickets to the Apr 14 concert? Download your pass here ».

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday April 15 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Mu Daiko

Mu Daiko Performance

When: Pre-Concert & Intermission
Where: Throughout the lobby
Enjoy a variety of traditional and contemporary taiko repertoire performed by a group of powerhouse drummers. Mu Daiko are known for their high energy performances, choreography, and theatricality and have taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities.

Dessa, an EnviroRider and a greener Orchestra Hall

Dessa, an EnviroRider and a greener Orchestra Hall

In line with Dessa's EnviroRider agreement, this concert will feature a variety of green initiatives coordinated by the Minnesota Orchestra's Environmental Sustainability Committee. Offsetting CO2, composting, providing free bus rides, re-launching our Bike to Orchestra Hall program, are just a few exciting additions. Read more »

Vocal Essence WITNESS Youth Chorus

VocalEssence WITNESS Youth Chorus

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
The VocalEssence WITNESS Youth Choir, under the direction of G. Phillip Shoultz III seeks to bring the community together through the performance of songs that reflect the diversity of life in the Twin Cities. This performance will feature songs by popular artists such as John Lennon, John Legend, Common, and also will seek to unite us through songs with messages of hope, inclusion, and love.

DJ Ander Other

DJ Ander Other

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Ander made his name working behind the scenes with Doomtree, but he’s maintained it as the Twin Cities’ mad scientist-in-residence DJ. Ander made his name working behind the scenes with Doomtree, but he’s maintained it as the Twin Cities’ mad scientist-in-residence DJ. Tonight, he'll keep the party going after the concert. Stick around, grab a drink and enjoy!