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the dream songs project :: Baroque Beck
Studio Z
Saint Paul, MN
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                           the dream songs project presents Baroque Beck

TDSP's final concert of the 2013-2014 season features new arrangements for voice and guitar of songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Charles Ives, Charlie Chaplin, selections from Beck's "Songreader" reinterpreted as Baroque Arias, and a few American standards from the 1930s. This performance also includes Handel's only known work for voice and guitar, the cantata "No se emenderá jamás."

Come for the music, stay for the end-of-season reception - light snacks and beverages included in your ticket price.

Tickets purchased in advance through BrownPaperTickets are 20% off the door price. Sale ends the morning of the concert. Buy early! Buy often!


IMPORTANT! This concert is during the St Paul Art Crawl. You are encouraged to come down to Lowertown early to find parking (or take the bus!) and check out the great local art on display throughout the area during the day.


Since forming in 2010, the dream songs project has engaged audiences across the Midwest through performances of a wide range of repertoire spanning from Renaissance lute songs to Romantic arias, 20th century masterpieces, and newly commissioned music. TDSP's artistic mission is to entertain and educate while bringing together performers, audiences, and composers through high quality chamber music concerts.

TDSP has self-produced numerous chamber music concerts in Minneapolis/St Paul and Madison, WI, and has been invited to perform for the Minnesota Guitar Society Local Artist Series, Farley's House of Pianos Concert Series, Thursday Musical Artist Series, Friday Noon Musicale, Macalester College Noon Concert Series, the Schubert Club's Courtroom Concert Series, and Zeitgeist's New Music Cabaret.

In 2011, TDSP released its first recording, Mauro Giuliani: Songs for Voice and Guitar, which includes the classical composer's well-known op. 89 Sechs Lieder, the operatic op. 95 Sei Ariette, and his rarely heard op. 13 Trois Romances. This recording has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and several public radio broadcasts in Wisconsin, and was described by MPR host Steve Staruch as "superb" and  "clean and colorful."

The ensemble is currently working on a recording of contemporary voice and guitar music by Minnesota composers, featuring works by Daniel Nass, Christopher Gable, and Katerine Bergman. This recording will be released in 2015.

Through the incubator program of Springboard for the Arts, the dream songs project is a not-for-profit organization.

Mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson's vocal repertoire spans the ages from Baroque masterpieces to contemporary experimental music, with a focus on American and twentieth-century artsong and chamber music. A native of Falconer, NY, Alyssa received her BM in Vocal Performance from SUNY, College at Fredonia, and she completed her MM and DMA in Performance at the University of Minnesota with a doctoral thesis on the solo vocal music of American composer Henry Cowell. Alyssa has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Oratorio Society, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Twin Cities Lyric Theater, RenegadeEnsemble, the University of Minnesota's New Music Ensemble, the University of Minnesota's Bach Festival, the Jamestown Choral Society, the Fredonia College Choir, and Fredonia's Festival Chorus. Alyssa is also the founder and artistic director of La Bonne Chanson, an artsong performance ensemble. Alyssa is a 2013 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

Classical guitarist Joseph Spoelstra has performed throughout the U.S. including the Wilshire-Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati. His performances have been broadcast on NPR programs in Los Angeles and Wisconsin. In addition to his solo performances, Joseph is a frequent ensemble guitarist with chamber groups throughout the Midwest including Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, RenegadeEnsemble, Classical Revolution of Madison, La Bonne Chanson, and Theater Latte Da. Joseph holds his Master of Music from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota. His primary teachers have been Brian Head, William Kanengiser, and Jeffrey Van.
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Studio Z (View)
275 E 4th St, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55101
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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