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This event will take place in historic downtown Winona.Sat, Jun 22, 2013 Learn more
Dale Warland, celebrated American musician, has made an indelible impression on the landscape of contemporary choral music both nationally and internationally. During his time with the Dale Warland Singers, he shaped a vocal ensemble known for its exquisite sound, technical finesse, and stylistic range. From that platform, Warland not only mastered the traditional repertoire, but also commissioned 270 new choral works.
The music world has responded by bestowing its highest honors on Warland, including the 2006 Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia’s Individual Leadership in Choral Music Award, the Champion of New Music Award from the American Composers Forum (2005), Honorary Doctorates from Macalester College and the University of Minnesota (2004). a Distinguished Master Artist Award from the University of South Florida (2004), a Grammy nomination of Walden Pond for best choral performance (2003), the prestigious ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Victor Herbert Award (2003) in recognition of Warland’s artistic contributions, the Sally Irvine Ordway Award for Vision (2003), and a special award from Chorus America and ASCAP for Warland’s “pioneering vision, leadership and commitment to commissioning and performing new choral works at the highest level of artistry” (2002).Sat, Jul 20, 2013 Learn more Go to map
The River Arts Alliance and Winona Parks & Rec are happy to announce the sixth year of the Family Art Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 7, from 10am to 2:30pm at the Jaycee Pavilion.
Family Art Day is an interactive art adventure for all ages. The goal of the art day is to celebrate the arts through fun family art activities which promote arts in the community through hands-on activities and experiential learning that provide exposure to different art mediums and develop appreciation for the processes of making art while having FUN!!!
Attendees can try their hand at throwing a pot on a wheel, make a glove doll, painting a mural, and many other art projects, and they will be able to move from one activity to another through the course of the day. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information and updates contact the City of Winona Parks Department at 507-457-8258 or visit www.cityofwinona-mn.com.Sat, Sep 7, 2013 Learn more Go to map
The inaugural Cedar Valley Rally will fill the hills with music on Saturday, September 7, when the first-ever music festival opens its gates six miles down County Road 9 just south of Winona.
The event will feature 10 bands including Beet Root Stew, Manfort, and Tour Funk, as well as kids activities, hay rides, lawn games, a pig roast, mountain biking trails, wood fired pizzas, and beverage concessions. Camping and trout fishing are available on the site, which is located in pristine Cedar Valley. The gates open at noon, and music starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $30 in advance at Bluff Country Co-op and Ed’s (no name) Bar. Admission at the gate is $35, and children 15 and under are free. For more information visit briggsoutdoors.com.Sat, Sep 7, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Where stories are told
The Frozen River Film Festival brings together dozens of fascinating independent documentaries on every subject as well as workshops, speakers, music, children’s activities, and, of course, food.
A sampling of titles from the 2014 festival: Blood Brother, Dear Governor Cuomo, Forgive Me Mother, Fracknation, God Loves Uganda, Maidentrip, Muse of Fire, The Last Wild Race, The List, Uranium Drive-In, and 30 more.
An insider’s view
Why Everybody Loves Winona, a blog:
Some Like it Frozen
Frozen river by the frozen river
It’s showtime in Winona
FUNDRAISER Concert Friday, Feb. 21 at 8pm at the Masonic Temple, Winona, MN
$20 now or $25 at the door. Get your tickets online or purchase them at: Chapter 2 Books at 121 West 3rd St. in Winona. Help us keep the Live at the Levee events free while experiencing an UNFORGETTABLE night of music. Don’t miss this one!Fri, Feb 21, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join members of De Temps Antan to celebrate their Quebecios heritage as they introduce the history of French settlement, the music it created, and how they each explore the intersection of tradition and today.Fri, Mar 14, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join Great River Shakespeare Festival and their design team for glimpse into the process of planning and designing for Season 11.Sun, Mar 23, 2014 Learn more Go to map
On display are pages from Bradford’s book with original photographs; several of his original oil paintings; and arctic paintings by George Ottinger, Louis Dodd, John Stobart and Gordon Grant.Sun, Mar 23, 2014 - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Every Saturday tours of Winona will depart at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM from the Holiday Inn Express, the Winona Plaza Hotel, and the Riverport Inn. Each tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes, will immerse you in the history of Winona.Sat, Apr 5, 2014 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 Learn more
The Trester Trolley will be focusing on the historical architecture of Winona’s west end. These tours will depart the Winona Mall’s main entrance every Wednesday at 6:30 pm and will last approximately one hour.Wed, Apr 9, 2014 - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Location: Many venues throughout Winona
Mid West Music Fest was born in 2010 when AmeriCorps volunteer Sam Brown was stationed in the historic city of Winona, beautifully nestled between the bluffs and the Mississippi River. Boasting three institutions of higher education and a blossoming arts scene including the annual Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Boats and Bluegrass and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Sam quickly fell in love with his new community and planted his ambitious idea amongst a group of eager new friends.
His idea was to bring together more bands and musical acts at various venues around the community to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Loosely modeled on Salem OR’s Cherry City Music Fest, Portland’s MusicfestNW and Austin’s South by Southwest, MWMF grew as an all-ages, all-genres volunteer-driven summer festival–held on more than a dozen stages throughout Winona.
Let the music play
The hills are alive
And then there was music
30 regional artists working in a wide range of genres open their studios and galleries for discussion, demonstration and exhibiting items for sale. Media include painting, pottery, fiber, glass, metal, lithographs and jewelry.Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014 Learn more
This is a staged reading to benefit Live @ the Levee concerts.The play is based on the real life story of Dorothy Eady, an eccentric British woman who became one of the world’s foremost experts in Egyptology with no formal training at all.Thu, May 1, 2014 - Fri, May 2, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. The 100 Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona north to Red Wing on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City north to Prescott on the Wisconsin side of the River.Fri, May 2, 2014 - Sun, May 4, 2014 Learn more
The purpose of this FREE event open to the public, is to give kids of ALL ages the opportunity to explore trucks/vehicles, pose for photos, learn what the trucks do, and ask the vehicle operator questions about all the different components on their trucks. Vehicles such as construction, emergency, transportation, military, utility, delivery will be available to experience. This event will close Center Street between 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd Street between Main Street and Lafayette StreetSat, May 17, 2014 Learn more
Bob & The Beachcombers will play music, and Winona National will serve its famous $1 lunch which includes a hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink. Root beer floats from Lakeview Drive Inn will also be available.Fri, Jun 13, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Attendees are welcomed to a beautiful historic Winona property to mingle with the GRSF cast and
crew; enjoy delicious chocolate desserts, champagne and get to preview scenes from the upcoming GRSF performances.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a bawdy, hysterical take on fidelity, centering around one of the great comic characters of all time, Sir John Falstaff, mentor and friend to the young Prince Hal of Henry IV and Henry V. But even Falstaff, master of wit and of tavern pranks is no match for the title characters in this story of cuckoldry and deception, where the Wives exact their revenge on their “men being men.”Wed, Jun 25, 2014 - Sat, Aug 2, 2014 Learn more
Hamlet is arguably the greatest play ever written. Unexpected funny, Hamlet grapples with the core questions of our lives while remaining sharp, witty, direct and relevant to a modern audience. Hamlet asks what it is to be human – what it means to live, to love, to see beauty, to suffer loss, to revenge, to mourn, to exist, …to be.
On the way to writing a classic revenge thriller laced with political intrigue, William Shakespeare drafted one of the greatest plays ever written. Thanks to Hamlet’s razor sharp wit, the play is not only unexpectedly funny, but profoundly direct in confronting the essential questions at the core of what it is to be human. In Hamlet’s struggle to make order out of the chaos around him, we see our own lives mirrored.Thu, Jun 26, 2014 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014 Learn more
Passion, excitement, and innovation are the hallmarks of internationally-acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s artistry. Highly regarded for her compelling performances, daring interpretations and dedication to her craft, she is one of today’s leading violinists. Salerno-Sonnenberg is joined by celebrated pianist, and long-standing collaborator, Anne-Marie McDermott for a recital featuring sonatas by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Fauré.Tue, Jul 1, 2014 Learn more Go to map
As he did in Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard uses dazzling language in a Shakespeare inspired story that asks, “what if?” What if we are minor characters in our own story? What if we are trapped in a play we can’t alter? The result is a profoundly funny, deeply moving portrait of modern life as seen by two characters who disappear from Hamlet in a single line: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.”Thu, Jul 3, 2014 - Sat, Aug 2, 2014 Learn more
One of the most respected and sought-after soloists performing today, American baritone Thomas Hampson makes a much-anticipated return to Winona this summer. A long-established Festival favorite, Hampson’s previous two Festival appearances are still considered season highlights for many.Sat, Jul 5, 2014 Learn more
First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the
Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally-acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles.
The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Sir James – with the help of some friends – will be performing his “Legacy Tour” program.Thu, Jul 10, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join Warland and the Chorale for a gorgeous program featuring the music of Argento, Persichetti, and Pärt. Minnesota Public Radio’s Brian Newhouse will once again be in Winona to host this unique musical event.
The July 12 concert is at 7:30 p.m. and the July 13 concert is at 3:00 p.m.Sat, Jul 12, 2014 - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 Learn more Go to map
In demand as both a performer and a composer, double bassist Edgar Meyer has
formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most
remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument,”.
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to Winona to close the Festival with an all-Beethoven program, including the beautiful Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring Festival Artistic and Managing Director, Ned Kirk.Sun, Jul 20, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join the members of the Boston Brass as they kick off the 2014 Minnesota Beethoven Festival with a free outdoor concert at Lake Park. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass delights audiences of all ages with a unique brand of entertainment. Remember to pack your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy an evening of great music and boisterous fun!Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - Sun, Jun 29, 2014 Learn more Go to map