CLASSICAL & JAZZ
October 7, 2016
NEA Jazz Master and legendary pianist Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his smooth and elegant style, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms. Jazz Weekly calls him “the most lyrical piano player of our time.”
Barron has appeared on hundreds of recordings, as both a band leader and sideman, playing with notable musicians like Dave Holland, Ron Carter, ...More
January 11-August 31, 2016
Every Monday from 8pm – 10:30 you can hear the best jazz in Central Minnesota as led by Muggsy Lauer and Karl Van Beckum. Each week, many musicians join the cast to play and ...More
September 16, 2016
Blues lovers rave about Heritage Blues Orchestra, calling them a “one-band blues festival!”
October 9, 2016
Founded in 2011, Five Good Reasons was created to bring fine choral music to Central Minnesota on a smaller, more intimate scale. Primarily performing a cappella works, Five Good ...More
October 15, 2016
He’s a certified lunatic and master of the impossible, and he’s back! The physical poet, needless risk-taker, and all-around clown Tomáš Kubínek ...More
November 5, 2016
An intimate evening getting to know Pamela and her music. Just her and her piano and her voice. A truly special evening with a gifted singer and songwriter.
November 5, 2016
Through music and word, this program offers peace, comfort and hope to those who have suffered loss of a loved one and to those who live fully in the promises of God’s grace. ...More
November 13, 2016
An intimate afternoon with one of the world’s most respected solo cellists, lecturers and pedagogues. Jeffrey will introduce you to the world of cello repertoire, performing ...More
|Blind Boys of Alabama, featuring Liz Vice|
A Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas show is a roof-raising celebration of the season!
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||12/03/16||Saint Joseph|
|George Maurer Jazz Group|
18 years running! That’s how many consecutive years the George Maurer Jazz Group and the one-and-only sensational, sensuous and sultry songstress Anne Michels have delighted holiday audiences here at the Paramount!
|Paramount Center for the Arts||12/19/16||Saint Cloud|
|Mick Sterling presents An Andy and Bing Christmas|
A Christmas concert featuring every song from the classic albums of Andy Williams and Bing Crosby! A spectacular night of Christmas perfection as a 19-piece band supports Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Recipient Mick Sterling and Super Bowl Champion and former Minnesota Gopher Ben Utecht as they sing the complete and beloved Christmas albums of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. Also featuring the vocals of Twin Cities legends Mary Jane Alm, Aimee Lee, Cate Fierro, Shalo Lee and Lisi Wright.
|Paramount Center for the Arts||12/27/16||Saint Cloud|
|Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience presents the “Suit up and Sing” Holiday Tour 2016|
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience takes big band music, fuses it with suits, edge and emotion and then adds a modern punch. The buzz on this Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of Tonic Sol-fa) is quickly reaching national heights. Come witness the phenomenon!
|Paramount Center for the Arts||12/29/16||Saint Cloud|
|The Hamaan Sisters: Intro to Two-Piano Music 101|
At this first concert of the 101 Series during the 2016-2017 season, Sisters Amy and Sara will walk you through a magnificent world of music written specifically for two pianos – a repertoire that is rarely performed.
As winners of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies’ Concerto Competition, Amy and Sara made their professional debut at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN. They have been featured artists with the Minnesota Orchestra under the baton of Osmo Vanska,...
|Paramount Center for the Arts||01/15/17||Saint Cloud|
|We Banjo 3|
Galway, Ireland is home for this outstanding group of musicians. This young, award-winning group of young men are in the United States for just two weeks in January – and right here in St Cloud, Minnesota is one of their stops! They have performed for presidents and prime ministers and kings and queens in every part of the globe. Their awards and accolades are far too numerous to list.
|Paramount Center for the Arts||01/20/17||Saint Cloud|
|The Baroque Era 101 with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble|
St. Cloud is happy to welcome back Maestro Andrew Altenbach, former conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Altenbach, who now is the Music Director of Opera at Boston Conservatory and is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, founded the Minnesota Bach Ensemble before leaving Minnesota in 2012. The MBE is a professional chamber orchestra dedicated to performing the music of the Baroque era, and J.S. Bach in particular. The ensemble explores other...
|Paramount Center for the Arts||01/22/17||Saint Cloud|
|Hypnotic Brass Ensemble |
One of the most pulse-pounding brass groups on the scene today hails from the south side of Chicago. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble freely mix rich brass traditions with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating a boisterous blend that is just barely contained in their live stage shows.
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||02/25/17||Saint Joseph|
|Night of the Stars|
Celebrating its 15th year, the LEAF Night of the Stars Variety Show is a fundraiser for the K-12 activities programs of district 742. An amazing evening showcasing the outstanding talent of the students in District 742!
|Paramount Center for the Arts||02/24/17-|
|Hold Out Your Light – A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King|
Minnesota Center Chorale, and special guests, Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, will join together to share songs of peace and unity, and to honor the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Paramount Center for the Arts||02/26/17||Saint Cloud|
|United States Navy Concert Band |
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for more than 90 years.
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||03/27/17||Saint Joseph|
|Tierney Sutton with the CSB/SJU Jazz Ensemble|
Vocalist Tierney Sutton, backed by the talented CSB/SJU Jazz Ensemble, will have the Escher Auditorium swinging in this high-energy, big band concert!
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||04/22/17||Saint Joseph|