Playing it Close to Home Feb. 8-9, Studio Z • Feb. 10, location TBA • Details With winning songs from our Eric Stokes Song Contest plus music by local composer Yohannes Tona, our annual Playing it Close to Home concert celebrates the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard.
April 4-7, 2019
Early Music Festival: Pauline Oliveros April 4-7 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist’s 9th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Pauline Oliveros. From the 1960's until her death in 2016, Oliveros influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.
May 17-19, 2019
Zeitgeist with 113 Collective May 17-19 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist teams up with Twin Cities composers collective 113 to present new works by 113 members. 113, a collection of composers and performers of new music, curates concerts, seminars, and master classes throughout the Twin Cities with a focus on community building, educational outreach, and emphasis on extensive interaction between composers and performers.
Zeitgeist 40th Anniversary Celebration May 4-6, 7:30 p.m. • 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.
May 15, 2018
For the Birds in Hastings May 15, 7 p.m. • Hastings Arts Center, Hastings, MN • Tickets A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc.
May 16, 2018
For the Birds in Detroit Lakes May 16, 7 p.m. • Historic Holmes Theater, Detroit Lakes, MN • Tickets A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc. Part of the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.
May 19, 2018
Zeitgeist at Art-a-Whirl May 19 • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization • Info Zeitgeist will perform water-themed music by Katherine Bergman and Daniel Nass as part of a day of river-themed art and music entitled Upstream during Minneapolis’ Art-A-Whirl art crawl.
June 7, 2018
Re:Sound New Music Festival June 7, 7:30 p.m. • Cleveland, OH • Info Zeitgeist performs Spiral XIV: Nimmita by Chinary Ung at the Re:Sound New Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, sharing the stage with Transient Canvas, Semiosis Quartet, and Buck McDaniel.
Lowertown Listening Session: Music of Alexis Lamb Oct. 11, 2018 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Join Zeitgeist and Illinois-based composer Alexis Lamb for a performance and discussion of her new composition for Zeitgeist. Lamb's new work is inspired by different regions of Minnesota and the work and life taking place in each community.
Oct. 12-14, 2018
Here and There: Zeitgeist & No Exit Ensemble Oct. 12-14 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist kicks off the 2018-2019 season with their fourth annual collaboration with Cleveland-based No Exit New Music Ensemble. An exchange of local artistry, the event features Zeitgeist and No Exit performing music by Minnesota and Ohio composers.
Zeitgeist Halloween Festival 2018 "Things that go bump in the night" Oct. 25-28 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist’s Halloween Festival takes over Studio Z for four days of haunting sounds, bone-chilling new commissions, spine-tingling storytelling, and the return of Crocus Hill Ghost Story, a macabre tale of a house possessed created by composer/flutist Julie Johnson, writer Cheri Johnson, and filmmaker/actor D.J. Mendel.
HOLD MY HAND with ARENA Dances and imPulse Nov. 10, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater • Tickets Through intimate movement and lush soundscapes, unravels a politically charged central theme: gun violence in America. Holding nothing back, the dancers tap into the emotional impact of this reality, blurring the lines between artistry and activism.