The St. Anthony Civic Orchestra Fall Concert will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. at the St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St Anthony. Admission is free. The program includes, Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture, Strauss: Tales of Vienna Woods, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroika.” For more information call, 612-788-3516.
The Rose Ensemble presents “A Renaissance Requiem:” Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Mass for the Departed, 1605 in select venues in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and La Crosse Nov. 4-6. One of the greatest composers of the 16th century, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) composed his Requiem Mass for the funeral of the Dowager Empress María, widow of Holy Roman emperor Maximilian II, sister of Spain’s King Philip II, and the composer’s longtime patroness. These performances mark the second time The Rose Ensemble has performed Victoria’s Requiem in concert, the first time having been the inaugural concert of the newly formed group 20 years ago. The Requiem will be interspersed with traditional Gregorian chants and a Psalm setting. The performance will feature twelve singers and each performance will also include a pre-concert talk with the Founder and Artistic Director, Jordan Sramek, 65 minutes before the concert.
Tickets are available online at www.RoseEnsemble.org, by phone 651-225-4340, and at the door the night of each performance. The performance date for Minneapolis is Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 6:55 p.m.) at the Church of the Holy Cross, 1621 University Ave. NE. $38, $28, and $15 for adults, $10 for students with an ID and children (0-12) are free. For more information on the other performances, cities and venues visit www.roseensemble.org/shows/renaissance-requiem, or call 651-225-4340.
The full ensemble’s thirty-five members will present a concert on Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, 1629 5th St. NE. They will present a concert of church hymns spanning the rich history of Orthodox Christian music. Musical selections will be sung in English, and feature trios, quartets and the full ensemble singing in the a cappella style, without instrumental accompaniment. Gregory Ealy, the cathedral’s music director, will lead the ensemble. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bit.ly/svs-stmarys2016. The concert is a benefit for St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y., which is the premiere Orthodox theological school in North America. The Seminary’s chancellor, the V. Rev. Chad Hatfield will present a lecture after the concert during a reception in the cathedral’s community hall, across the street from the concert. For more information contact David Lucs, 516-314-3198, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is invited to attend the thirteenth annual polka service and dinner being sponsored by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, Columbia Heights, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers Polka Band will be the featured musicians at the service, followed by a Bavarian dinner served in the church’s fellowship hall. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased in the church office through Oct. 24. Call 763-788-9427 for more information; handicap accessible.
The eighth annual Waite Park Pushcart Derby will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 10 at Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE. Teams from all over Northeast Minneapolis will have a chance to take home the title of “Pushcart Champion” as well as a total of $400 in prize money. Stick around after the derby for food, music and games for the kids, including a bouncy castle. On the day of the race, check-in begins at 11 a.m. and the preliminary races begin at noon. For more information go to www.waiteparkneighborhood.org/push-cart-derby.html.
The Twin Cities Polish Festival returns along the Mississippi River, 43 Main Street SE, for three days. Friday, Aug. 12, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This family friendly festival is free for all ages. There will be Polish food and beverages, cultural exhibits, arts and crafts, traditional folk dancing, Chopin Celebration Concerts and a Polish Filmfest. There will also be white Polish Tatra sheepdogs and a children’s play area. Two variety bands kick off the festival on Friday night, Riverside Hitmen and Riverside Swing Band. Saturday features local bands DyVersaCo and Doctor Kielbasa and two Michigan bands, DynaBrass and Box On. A polka dance contest will also be held on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, polka dancing continues with DyVersaCo and DynaBrass bands. For more information, please visit www.tcpolishfestival.org.
Meet me at the River presents, #WhatLivesMatter? A cross-cultural concert and conversation on the intersection of policing and race. Saturday, July 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd NE, Minneapolis. Open mic hosted by Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora. Special guests, Emmy Award winner PaviElle and American Idol finalist Dahlia Jones. Music by H-Cubed House Band, members of The Cradle Worship band, and community members of Intertwine Northeast. The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided free of charge and there will be childcare & children’s activities available as well. There will also be a shuttle available, free of charge. FMI click here.
There will be a pop up cabaret event at Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave. Saturday, July 23, 6-9 p.m. Lawrence Hutera and Jeff Olson are together again for the first time since their Costa Rican tour and “Concert Under the Stars.” International music stalwarts and collaborators will perform their friendship in joyful, passionate jazz standards, ballads, pop, show tunes and bossa nova. Joining them on stage will be Vera Strandmark, the “Champagne Lady” who sang at Nye’s Polonaise Room for over 40 years and Angela Hutera, Lawrence’s niece, who will be celebrating her birthday. Other guest vocalists will be performing and there will be food and cocktails available. Cover is $7.