$10,000 MRAC Grant!

We are excited to announce a $10,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council in support of our 2016-2017 season! This award will support our upcoming season’s programming, focused on émigrés and the profound contribution of immigrants within the Parisian classical music world of the 19th and 20th century. We are proud to be among the […]


Mother’s Day: Program Notes

Program Notesby Jack Bryce Board Member, Carleton College Professor Emeritus Click below for our YouTube playlist previewing works from the Mother’s Day Program! Template not foundGERMAINE MARCELLE TAILLEFERRE (Parc-St-Maur, April 19, 1892 – Paris, November 7, 1983) Germaine Marcelle Tailleferre (Parc-St-Maur, April 19, 1892 – Paris, November 7, 1983) overcame her father’s opposition and entered […]


Painters Louise Gillis and Lois Rhomberg

Louise Gillis: Young Violinist, charcoal. by Alex Legeros, Executive Director Last week I had the chance to visit with professional working artists Louise Gillis and Lois Rhomberg in Studio Pintura, located in Northeast Minneapolis’ Northrup King Building. Louise and Lois have been creating spectacular large-scale works for the May 8th Mother’s Day concert. Both painters have direct linage […]


Salon Parisien: Program Notes

TICKETS By Jack Bryce Board Member St. Olaf College Professor Emeritus  The video below contains a link to our YouTube playlist featuring music from this weekend’s concert. Click here for the direct link. our concert with detailed notes and suggested online recordings Claude Debussy by Marcel Baschet, 1884. Claude Debussy (St-Germain-en-Laye, August 22, 1862 […]

Crepes served with strawberry or chocolate sauces and whipped cream

Salon Parisien Menu

We absolutely love the process of creating a menu for each season’s special food and wine concert at Hamline. This is our third year working with Chef Emmet, and we’re super excited to preview some of the delicious appetizers and desserts he’s come up with for Salon Parisien. The food and wine component of these concerts is fun […]