String Theory Music Festival
Here's where the strings come in, indeed. With eight concerts spread over six different venues, the expansive String Theory Music Festival rolls through Minneapolis and St. Paul with varied, exploratory, string-laden sounds that can surely suit anyone's taste. Featuring performances from Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy), Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), and locals Dessa, Chan Poling, and Martin Devaney, there is plenty to draw in the genteel indie kids. But there is also a plethora of refined classical acts to appeal to the more traditional music fan, with the acclaimed JACK Quartet, Victoire, Missy Mazzoli, and Nadia Sirota all set to deliver stunning sets showcasing the enchanting, emotive power of bowed-string instruments. The four-day event will also feature many other captivating performances, a student recital, and workshops and classes dedicated to informing and enhancing the string experience. Sponsored by the McNally Smith College of Music, the String Theory Music Festival will certainly be a showcase for many profound, poignant compositions from truly talented, world-class musicians, and will bring a rightful spotlight on the beguiling sound of the subtle strings. At the Walker Art Center, History Theatre, Southern Theater, Artists' Quarter, MPR's UBS Forum, and McNally Smith. All ages. Free-$25. Full schedule and details at southerntheater.org. (Photo by Simon Fernandez)
Fri., April 15, 8 p.m., 2011
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