In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 / 3 min
Danse macabre / 7 min
Phantom Chapel / 5 min
A Night on Bald Mountain / 7 min
Hedwig’s Theme, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / 5 min
Auguries, from Abstractions / 3 min
Witches’ Sabbath, from Symphonie fantastique / 7 min
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, founded in 1903 and led since its centennial by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, is recognized for distinguished performances around the world, award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. The Orchestra tours regularly throughout Minnesota and nationally, and has toured abroad in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. Recording has been an important part of the organization’s mission since the 1920s. During Vänskä’s tenure, the Orchestra has undertaken acclaimed recordings, including complete cycles of symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Sibelius and—now underway—Mahler.
Christina Baldwin is a director, writer, adapter, producer and performer. Her collaborations range from Shakespeare and contemporary plays, musical theater and opera, film and live theater. An advocate of new work, she develops new plays, musical theater and opera with the likes of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Playwrights’ Center, Nautilus Music-Theater and The Moving Company. A collaborator with the Tony Award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune for nearly 10 years, Christina co-adapted and performed the title role in their critically- acclaimed touring production of Carmen. She writes, adapts and directs operas. Recently, Christina was the librettist for “In the Midst of Things” with An Opera Theatre and directed the virtual work “Everything Comes to a Head” with Lyric Opera of the North and the nationally-acclaimed Decameron Opera Coalition (selected to be a part of the Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection in the Library of Congress). Christina has been a recording artist and vocalist with the Minnesota Orchestra, a writer/actor on NPR’s “Wits” and "A Prairie Home Companion,” acted in numerous films and television, and has lent her voice to animated short films by the Dutch filmmaker Rosto A.D. (Cannes Film Festival award-winner). She serves as artistic director at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) produces original plays, hosts puppet shows and workshops and leads residencies throughout the Midwest. For many years it produced the MayDay parade, which is now transitioning to a celebration throughout May. Its most recent production was Impact Theory in June 2022 at the Avalon Theater. HOBT has often collaborated with the Minnesota Orchestra for Young People’s Concerts and Hansel and Gretel productions. Its puppets were also featured at 2011 performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. HOBT has traveled throughout the U.S., Sweden, South Korea and the Dominican Republic. Its many honors include a UNIMA-USA for the 2007 production We the People, Wake!
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Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund
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