Dead King Mother at the Capri Theater April 4 • 7:30 p.m. at the Capri Theater • Tickets Dead King Mothertells the story of a near-forgotten event in North Minneapolis and United States civil rights history that has been with composer Davu Seru since early childhood. Performed by Zeitgeist and special guests, Dead King Mother is presented on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the very neighborhood where the events of the Dead King Mother story unfolded.
Zeitgeist 40th Anniversary Celebration May 4-6 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist celebrates its rich history and looks forward to the future of new music by revisiting works commissioned in each decade of their existence and launching the start of a new decade.
May 11, 2018
Summer Rain in Red Wing May 11 • Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN • Tickets Summer Rain, developed and performed by Zeitgeist and composer/veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar, is a blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, featuring five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities.
May 12, 2018
Summer Rain in Lanesboro May 12 • St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro, MN • Tickets Summer Rain, developed and performed by Zeitgeist and composer/veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar, is a blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, featuring five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities.
Pine Eyes in Alexandria, MN June 9 • United Methodist Church, Alexandria 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.
June 10, 2017
Hole in the Sky at Northern Spark 8:59 p.m. - 5:26 a.m. • Studio Z • Details HOLE IN THE SKY is a collaboration between Zeitgeist and Duluth composer Kathy McTavish featuring electronic and acoustic music, video, and an interactive exhibition.
July 8, 2017
Omaha Under the Radar July 8, 12 p.m. • KANEKO, Omaha, NE • Details Zeitgeist performs Morton Feldman’s Bass Clarinet and Percussion as part of the 2017 Omaha Under the Radar Festival.
Fundraiser for 113, 6 Families, Punk-Ass Classical, and Zeitgeist Sept. 9, 2017 • 7-10 p.m. at Bang Brewing • Info 113 Composers Collective presents a fundraiser event for 113, 6 Families, Punk-Ass Classical, and Zeitgeist at Bang Brewing Company in St. Paul featuring performances by each group. Proceeds will support programming for all four organizations.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Coffee Concert Sept. 22, 2017 • 12 p.m. at Abbott Concert Hall, UWRF • Info Zeitgeist will perform at UW-River Falls; William Abbott Concert Hall as part of the Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series. This event is free and open to the public, and coffee and treats will be served after the concert. Repertoire will include Oct 21, 2015 by Joshua Harris; Music for Remy by Lou Harrison; Varied Trio by Lou Harrison; and Spiral XIV “Nimitta” by Chinary Ung.
Here and There: Zeitgeist & No Exit Ensemble Oct. 13-15 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist kicks off their 40th season with their third annual collaboration with Cleveland-based new music ensemble No Exit. An exchange of local artistry, the event features Zeitgeist and No Exit performing music by Minnesota and Ohio composers.
Oct. 27-29, 2017 Nov. 2-4, 2017
Crocus Hill Ghost Story Oct. 27-29 & Nov. 2-4 • Studio Z • Tickets A collaboration between Zeitgeist, composer/flutist Julie Johnson, writer Cheri Johnson, and filmmaker/actor DJ Mendel, Crocus Hill Ghost Story is a macabre tale of a house possessed, accompanied by a wildly evocative and colorful score performed live by Zeitgeist, Johnson, and Mendel.
Nov. 9, 2017
Pine Eyes in New York Mills, MN Nov. 9 • James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts • Details 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.
Jan. 7, 2018
EcoMusic of Steve Heitzeg June 7 • 2 p.m. at Lakeville Area Arts Center • Details Zeitgeist percussionists Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd perform in a concert of music by Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzeg as part of the Lakeville Area Arts Center Coffee Concerts.
For the Birds at Carleton College Jan. 25, 2018 • 8:15 p.m. • Info A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc.
Jan. 30, 2018
Lowertown Listening Session: Dead King Mother Jan. 30, 2018 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist hosts a preview and discussion of music from Davu Seru’s new work Dead King Mother, which tells the story of a near-forgotten event in North Minneapolis and United States civil rights history that has been with Seru since early childhood.
Feb. 23-24, 2018
Playing it Close to Home Feb. 23-24 • Studio Z • Tickets With winning songs from our Eric Stokes Song Contest plus music by local composer Davu Seru, our annual Playing it Close to Home concert celebrates the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard.
Early Music Festival: Julius Eastman March 22-25 • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist’s 8th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of African American minimalist composer Julius Eastman.