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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring ComMUSICation, in collaboration with MPLS (imPulse)

Join us for a Courtroom Concert with ComMUSICation, a St. Paul organization that teaches all youth, regardless of background, skills for success through music-making.

Thursday, April 7, 12:00PM

Landmark Center, Cortile

Please Note: This concert will be held in the Landmark Center Cortile (1st floor).


About the Artists

ComMUSICatio (CMC) mission is to amplify young people’s voices and cultivate skills for success through equitable access to music, collaboration, and opportunity. Founded in 2013, ComMUSICation teaches skills for success through music-making to youth from Saint Paul’s Frogtown, East Side and North End neighborhoods. Our high-quality and intensive music programs are built on the belief that every young person, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to be in a safe and caring environment where they are free to express themselves, can define their future, and change the world. Learn more at cmcmn.org.

MPLS (imPulse) is a 24-voice festival chamber chorus based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2014 by Samuel Grace, the ensemble seeks to re-imagine traditional conventions in choral music and to engage audiences with eclectic music in diverse spaces. Artists in MPLS (imPulse) prepare music in advance of scheduled festival appearances where the ensemble rehearses, builds community, and presents a series of concerts throughout the region.

About the Host:
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe).  With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie is also a two-time McKnight Artist Fellow, and has won grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and at age 31, was listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40.  Abbie has been a Composer-in-Residence with New York State School Music Association, The Rose Ensemble, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, and Schubert Club. In 2019, she will be the American Composers Forum’s ChoralQuest composer, visiting schools around the U.S. to write new choral music with middle school singers.Originally from Wisconsin, Abbie is a graduate of St. Olaf College (B.A.), the University of Minnesota (M.A.), and holds a diplôme from the European American Musical Alliance Institute in Paris, France. She lives in Minnesota, where she is Adjunct Professor of Composition at Concordia University-St Paul and executive director of Justice Choir.

View the Frequently Asked Questions about the Courtroom Concerts.

Seating is limited and first come first served. Please plan on arriving early. 

Schedule & Programs Subject to Change