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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
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org

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Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1510737401

1492218000

1542878201

Fri Apr 14 2017 8pm

Other Performances

Sat Apr 15 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 14 Free Pass Download:

Have tickets to the Apr 15 concert? Download your pass here ».

OH+ Concert activities on Friday April 14 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Circus Juventas Performances

Circus Juventas Performances

When: 6:40-7:30pm
Where: Lobby & Atrium
For more than 20 years Circus Juventas has been wowing audiences with spectacular contemporary circus productions performed by their powerful young troupe. Experience the unique artistry of selected acts performed to Dessa's music by some of CJ’s top students.

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 »

DJ Ander Other

DJ Ander Other

When: Pre- & 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. Tonight, he'll set the tone in the lobby, spinning Dessa's music for the Circus Juventas performance.