Coming Up:

Festive Fall

Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 3 pm
Minnehaha Academy Upper School
3100 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Admission: FREE

Join MSW for an eclectic mix of old and new music.

The tentative program:

  • Frenergy, Estacio
  • “Reflections” from Over One Hundred Years, Paulus
  • Lads of Wamphray, Grainger
  • Allerseelan, Strauss/Davis/Fennell
  • “Pecos Bill” from Tall Tales, Bartz
  • Out of the Darkness, Into the Light, Sparke
  • Children’s Guide to the Concert Band, Kallman
  • Emeritus, Holmquist

2015-2016 Full Performance Calendar

Holiday Highlights

Sunday, December 13, 2015 — 3 pm
Edina High School
6754 Valley View Rd
Edina, MN 55349

Admission: $6 adults, students are free

Join us for some holiday music … and holiday shopping! Our program features contemporary works and old yuletide favorites alike. We’ll hold our annual silent auction before the concert at 2:30 pm and during intermission. Refreshments will be served. Brave the chill and join us for an afternoon in support of local music!

The tentative program:

  • Toccata, Frescobaldi/Slocum
  • Mysterium, Higdon
  • Chorale and Alleluia, Hanson
  • Eighth Candle, Reisteter
  • Gloria, Bass
  • A selection of holiday fare

New Conversations with Old Friends

Sunday, March 6, 2016 — 2 pm
Shakopee High School
100 17th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379

Admission: FREE

Join us for a joint concert with the Shakopee High School Wind Ensemble, led by conductor and MSW member Eric Christenson. A lively program of music will keep your toes tapping and imagination entertained.

The tentative program:

  • Traveler, Maslanka
  • Catch Me If You Can, Williams
  • Hymn for the Blue Hour, Mackey
  • Vesuvius, Ticheli

Music and Drama

Sunday, April 24, 2016 — 3 pm
St. Philip The Deacon Lutheran Church
17206 County Road 6
Wayzata, MN 55447

Admission: FREE

Join us for some musical storytelling in an acoustically beautiful setting, St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Wayzata. Our program will feature some familiar favorites as well as some less-frequently heard but engaging pieces.

The tentative program:

  • Peer Gynt Suite, Grieg
  • Hamlet, Reed
  • The Sword and the Crown, Gregson
  • Star-Crossed, Boysen, Jr.
  • Broadway Curtain Time, Krance

125th Anniversary of the St. Olaf Band

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 4 pm
Skoglund Center
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

Admission: TBD

We’re proud to be a part of the St. Olaf Band’s 125-year anniversary! Founded by former St. Olaf band conductor Miles H. “Mity” Johnson and currently by St. Olaf band conductor Timothy Mahr, MSW has a long history with the St. Olaf band program. We’re excited to share a joint concert with the St. Olaf Alumni Band on June 4.

The tentative program:

  • Early Light, Bremer
  • Lest We Forget, Jager
  • A Mighty March, Mahr

Welcome, Summer!

June 2016
Time and Location TBD

Admission: FREE

We always like to end on a high note at MSW, and there’s no better way to end our 2015-2016 season than with an outdoor concert to welcome summer. Join us for some enjoyable music out on the lawn featuring a piece led by our silent auction winner.

The tentative program:

  • Early Light, Bremer
  • Lest We Forget, Jager
  • A Mighty March, Mahr
  • Clowns, Parker
  • Circus Bee, Fillmore
  • New York 1927, Barker
  • Zampa Overture, Herold