Performing Arts Concert Series 2018-2019

The Performing Arts Series at UUCM offers concerts, musical events and church variety shows to the congregation and the entire local community.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

THE MINNETONKA CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Lara Mac Lean, Conductor

mcoJoin the Minnetonka Civic Orchestra for their fall concert, featuring a sampler of favorites including highlights from the musical Chicago, the overture to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Moussorgsky’s “Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition, and more! The concerts are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM

DELPHIA CELLO QUARTET

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UUCM welcomes Delphia Cello Quartet, an all-female ensemble based in Minneapolis. The group plays original arrangements from a wide range of repertoire, including Bach, Broadway, Elvis, Prince, Beyonce, and more. The four cellists, Rachelle LaNae Smith, Rosa Thompson-Vieira, Katherine Canon, and Julia Floberg, came together out of a desire to play fun music with other female musicians. Though they play all sorts of music, they especially enjoy featuring female artists in their repertoire.  Tickets $15 each. More information about Delphia is available here.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM

ELLIS

EllisA first appearance at UUCM, Ellis will perform in the Spring of 2019. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts.  A gifted songwriter and performer, Ellis is known for her stirring lyrics, open- hearted performances and contagious laughter. She got her start at coffee shops and now tours the folk circuit with nine albums to her credit. She has been a four-time guest on A Prairie Home Companion, and Ellis has won more than a dozen songwriting and live performance awards. Tickets $20 each. More information about Ellis is available here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM

THE MINNETONKA CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Lara Mac Lean, Conductor

mcoThe Minnetonka Civic Orchestra will be performing twice this year. Created in 1976, the Minnetonka Civic Orchestra provides enjoyable, educational and artistically solid musical experiences for its members and audience. This non-auditioned community orchestra enthusiastically welcomes new members, based on seat availability. The concerts are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public.

Past Events:

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM

ROY ZIMMERMAN: RiZe Up Tour

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What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records.  “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.” Tickets $20 each. More info on Roy here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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CONNIE EVINGSON & ANDREW WALESCH JAZZ PERFORMANCE

Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a new and compelling voice on the national jazz scene. Whether recording jingles, producing shows, composing and arranging or singing as a solo artist with big bands all over the country, Andrew is know for his unique approach to the The Great American Songbook. Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson is known for taking divergent musical paths. Her recorded catalog of acclaimed CD’s ranging from jazz and Broadway standards to the music of Peggy Lee, the Beatles and more! A Twin Cities resident, Connie appears at the nationally renowned Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.  Tickets available after Sunday service, on Eventbrite and at the door, $20 each. Questions? Contact Bill Tregaskis.