From January 21 through 27, 2019, Orchestra musicians will participate in about 30 events throughout North Minneapolis, including musician visits to students at several elementary and high schools and chamber performances at locations ranging from the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and La Doña Cervecería to Wilson’s Image Barbershop and Sammy’s Avenue Eatery. The full Orchestra will perform three concerts: a public community gathering and sing-along concert at Sanctuary Covenant on January 22, a Symphonic Adventures concert for students at North High School on January 23, and a public evening concert on January 26 at North High School, where the Orchestra will share the stage with individual artists and ensembles from the North Minneapolis community.
Common Chords background & sponsors
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Minnesota Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its initial investment in Common Chords. The Common Chords program has also received generous support from Mardag Foundation and The McKnight Foundation.