Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Verizon Center Grand Hall
    Program to Be Announced


    Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm

    Kick off Valentine’s Day with a fresh take on rock and pop classics with the MSO! The New Standards started in 2005 as an off-shoot project between three Minneapolis-based musicians and friends and has grown into a globe-spanning adventure. The core members all come from illustrious Twin Cities bands. Chan Poling founded the seminal Punk/New Wave band The Suburbs. John Munson was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and the chart-topping Semisonic. Steve Roehm started on drums in the Texas punk outfit Billygoat and the avant-jazz Electropolis. A limited number of patrons will be able to sit in and among the orchestra for an up-close and personal musical experience. Staffed cocktail bars near the stage, table seating, and room to groove, this is a party you won’t want to miss!

    This event is made possible by the generosity of presenting sponsor Gislason & Hunter LLP.  READ PRESS RELEASE 


    This activity is made possible by presenting sponsor Gislason & Hunter LLP, and by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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