Free Concert July 24th

Mark your calendars – The Musical Offering will be kicking off a new series of concerts throughout the Twin Cities metro at 2:00pm on July 24th with a free concert at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina. This hour-long program will feature French favorites from our wind quintet, an all-star group of musicians known for their […]


$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! Tickets!GERMAINE 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 the Paris […]


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 […]