Playing it Close to Home Feb. 17-18 • Studio Z • Tickets With winning songs from our Eric Stokes Song Contest plus music by local composer Mary Ellen Childs, our annual Playing it Close to Home concert celebrates the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard.
April 6-9, 2017
Early Music Festival: Lou Harrison April 6-9 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist’s 7th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Lou Harrison.
May 4-6, 2017
Zeitgeist & Spitting Image Collective May 4-6 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist presents new commissions by Spitting Image Collective composers Katherine Bergman, Joshua Clausen, and Daniel Nass plus Chinary Ung’s captivating work Spiral XIV “Nimitta.”
For the Birds CD Release Concert Sept. 8-10 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist celebrates the release of For the Birds, a compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc.
Saint Paul Food Opera Oct. 6-8 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist, composer Ben Houge, and an all-star cast of Saint Paul chefs are teaming up to meld the musical and culinary arts in the Saint Paul Food Opera.
Pine Eyes in Duluth Oct. 21 • Weber Music Hall, UMD Pine Eyes in Ashland, WI Oct. 22 • United Presbyterian Congregational Church A dark and delightful evening-length chamber work based on Carlo Collodi's beloved The Adventures of Pinocchio, Martin Bresnick's Pine Eyes is a rich mixture of music and words—a compelling adventure for the imagination that captivates audiences of all ages.