Oct. 7–9, 2010
Zeitgeist’s long artistic relationship with composer Andrew Rindfleisch has resulted in an entire CD of colorful and captivating musical works. Come celebrate this CD release with Zeitgeist and special guests Rindfleisch, violinist Alastair Brown, flutist Jane Garvin and cellist Jim Jacobson. Come early on Friday or Saturday and take in the St. Paul Art Crawl as well! This production is funded in part through Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program and generous support from the Joseph & Florence Mandel Family Foundation.
2nd Annual New Music Cabaret
Nov. 4–6, 2010
Zeitgeist and Studio Z are hosting a series of Lowertown Cabaret music events. With almost three hours of local live music each night, the cabaret features some of the Twin Cities’ best musicians coming together in celebration. Music lovers are invited to attend one, two or three shows each night (7:30–10:30 p.m.).
Symphonic Transients Orchestra
Insurgent with Pat Moriaty and Ellen Lease
Here and Now
Jan. 6–8, 2011
Two years ago, Zeitgeist asked 30 Twin Cities’ composers to create short works for us during the state’s sesquicentennial. Now captured on CD, this collection delivers an aural snapshot of the amazing diversity of artistic voices that are the zeitgeist of our Twin Cities new music community in the here and now. As we begin the millennium’s second decade, celebrate this new CD with us, savor these musical moments and come away with a piece of our shared musical heritage.
Playing it Close to Home
Feb. 11–13, 2011
With winning songs from our Eric Stokes Song Contest plus works by Twin Cities musical treasure Carei Thomas, our annual Playing it Close to Home concert celebrates the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard. This event is made possible with support from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature.
March 3-5, 2011
Join us for an evening of vibrant brand-new chamber works by Ben Broening (founder of the Third Practice Festival), Justin Merritt (St. Olaf Professor of Composition), and Harvey Sollberger, plus works by local composers Brent Michael Davids and Ann Millikan.
Zeitgeists Early Music Festival
Henry Cowell: An American Pioneer
April 7-10, 2011
As a group of musicians dedicated to the music of our time, we know the most meaningful expressions of today are informed by the contributions of musicians of yesterday. In acknowledgement of this artistic debt, Zeitgeist’s First Annual Early Music Festival travels back to explore the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of Henry Cowell. A composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, educator, inventor and visionary, Cowell created a musical legacy that continues to shape American music today. Come join us as we celebrate the musical legacy of this grandfather of our American new music tradition with a four-day festival of performances, discussion, exhibits and exploration. Henry Cowell: An American Pioneer is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
Hammers, Horns, Skins n’ Squeezebox
May 12-14, 2011
Zeitgeist partners with celebrated composer and accordion virtuoso Guy Klucevsek for an evening of twisted tangos, barnstorming boogies and other irreverent music-making.