Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Champlin Park High School – 7:30pm
“…polished, professional.” – Curtis Metcalf
Numerous Juno & CARA Award Nominations
Best Vocal Jazz Album- 2006, Juno
Cadence brings an infectious energy and verve to every song. Their shows feature a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate pop arrangements and vocal dexterity. Their on-stage antics and audience participation connects with all ages. Canada’s celebrated vocal phenomenon.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Champlin Park High School –
“…most crowd-pleasing group…” – Terry Fator, America’s Got Talent
“Best Musical Act” by Fort Worth Texas Magazine
Vocal Trash is entertainment with a conscience. An urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. The interactive performance of singing, break-dancing and comedy leave the audience not only entertained, but inspired to spread peace, love and recycling. Glee Meets Stomp!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Champlin Park High School –
“…100% made for the stage…” – Nashville Music Examiner
Winner of Two 2016 VIMA Awards
2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winners
Known for their sibling harmonies and high-energy show, two-time Canadian Country Music Award nominees, Twin Kennedy, are a Canadian country sensation. Carli (guitar) and Julie (fiddle) blend their classical training with their country roots to create a program enjoyed by all ages. Classical to Country!
Monday, January 21, 2019 at Champlin Park High School –
“…superb control…” – New York Times
Astounds and Mesmerizes Audiences
Featured Soloist with International Symphony Orchestras
Ilya is an award-winning Russian pianist whose program will feature compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring a multi-media presentation, Ilya’s performance is a visual and technical spectacular.
A powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. With backgrounds in musical theatre, Vox Fortura is able to perform almost any genre of music in their iconic crossover style including selections by Elgar and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. Bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream.
7:30pm Friday October 6th 2017 at Anoka High School
“Great mood music.” – Eddy Arnold
Caribbean, Jazz and Pop favorites
Performed with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and The Temptations
Exotic Instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to the serene beauty of A Summer Place – with a surf medley thrown in for good measure. Paul performs on his signature steel drums, marimba, and vibraphone joined by guitar, bass and drums. A sweeping musical excursion on a journey!
7:30pm Monday November 20th 2017 at Anoka High School
“…rhythm, style, humor, and Broadway ﬂair…” – New Orleans Times – Picayune, LA
Heralded by presenters and critics
Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements. This duo breaths new life into classic song-and-dance.
7:30pm Tuesday February 20th 2018 at Anoka High School
“…exhilarating…” – Redacon
First Prize Musicomicontest (2009)
Debut with Andrea Bocelli (2004)
Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture in critically-acclaimed performances. Brad performs on a 1736 Testore violin and Aldo performs on whatever piano he can find. High energy classical music with comedy and a touch of slapstick.
7:30pm Monday March 5th 2018 at Blaine High School
“Bravo!” – Chicago Herald
Finalists on America’s Got Talent
Broadway and opera stars in their own respects
A new breed in the “tenor genre” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo.
7:30pm Wednesday April 18th 2018 at Anoka High School
“…fire and prescision.” – Larry Elgart, “Ambassador of Swing”
First Place – Breda International Jazz Competition
Outstanding Musicianship Award (International Assoc. of Jazz Educators)
The Strutters with vocalist Meloney Collins celebrate the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz. Vinyl Jazz-A Century Celebration is a potpourri of jazz, pop and R&B songs like Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue, Ellington’s Mood Indigo and All Or Nothing At All recorded by Frank Sinatra. Melodies that shaped our musical landscape.