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“The Alehouse Sessions” by Barokksolistene with Bjarte Eike

Thursday, October 12, 7:30PM


Now in its fifth season, Schubert Club Mix is an innovative series that takes the formality out of classical music. Audiences are treated to remarkable and intimate performances with relevant artists who are influencing the musical landscape of today.



“The Alehouse Sessions” by Barokksolistene with Bjarte Eike

Thursday October 12, 2017, 7:30pm, Aria

Join us for Alehouse Sessions, an energetic evening of English 17th-century tavern music. This nontraditional concert will give the audience a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure. These sessions have been hailed as ‘irresistible’ (The Times), ‘superb’ (The Scotsman) and ‘fabulously unrestrained’ (The Guardian), and they have diverted away from the traditional concert model by ‘creating the effect of a late night jamming session’ (BBC Music Magazine). Using their own arrangement of the tunes, the Barokksolistene ‘Alehouse Boys’ will be making their Twin Cities debut in a program combining humor, unrivalled virtuosity, and a flare for improvisation.

“The signature of this project is the interaction on stage between the players and the audience. If it has to be put in a historical context, the project draws its inspiration from the Shakespearian theatre where there was a direct communication between stage and hall – going in-between the story that was being told and occurring events happening in the hall. This is in stark contrast to the 19th century drama with dark halls looking at the “gods” on stage. It is the latter which the classical mainstream industry has adapted fully.” – Director Bjarte Eike




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105 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Aria was originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company building, and was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the state Capitol.  From 1992 to 2008, the building was home to the Theatre de la Jeune Lune. After the theater closed in 2008, the four story building remained vacant until 2010 when it was acquired by First & First.  First & First restored Aria to its historic glory, adding chic modern touches along the way.  Aria reopened as an event venue, hosting galas, corporate events, weddings, conferences, and other social gatherings in addition to producing original programming.

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The surface lot immediately across from Aria has been removed. Please click on the map below for parking options.