Theoroi Schedule of Events

At a time when arts organizations struggle to attract new audiences, Theoroi is creating a buzz through social media, spreading the word about the rich, lively performing arts scene in our community.


2016-2017 Schedule of Events 

New for the 2016-2017 season, the Theoroi schedule will feature six arts events and five social events, thereby reducing the overall cost of the program for members and increasing the opportunity for creating friendships. 

Thursday, September 15, 6-8pm
Theoroi Kick-Off, Landmark Center, St. Paul
Get to know your fellow Theoroi and learn more about the program. Wine and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, October 13, 7:30pm
Schubert Club Mix presents Tembembe, Aria, Minneapolis

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. “Fandango Barroco” features Tembembe, a five-member instrumental and vocal ensemble from Mexico. Bringing together the sound world of the Hispanic baroque guitar and the music of Mexican and Latin American contemporary culture, Tembembe explores the similarities between the instruments and practices of these two traditions.

Friday, October 21, 5:30pm
Social Media Happy Hour

Friday, November 11, 5:30pm
Social Event 

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm
S.H.E. in HerStory presented by Al Taw’am, Southern Theater, Minneapolis

As a 2015 National Young Arts Award recipient and the youngest group to win a Minnesota Sage Cowles Award for dance. Al Taw’am (Arabic for The Twins) is a duo of seventeen year old, Muslim identical twin sisters, Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin. HerStory is a powerful and inspirational journey of hope, pain, self discovery, sisterhood, and growth told through Hip Hop Dance.

Sunday, January 8, 3pm
Gil Shaham, violin presented by Schubert Club, Ordway Music Theater, Saint Paul

To say that Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time may actually be a bit of an understatement. Shaham’s career took off in 1989 when he replaced the legendary Itzhak Perlman (who was unable to perform for health reasons) for a six-concerto, three-night marathon with the London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. Still a high school senior and a student at Juilliard, Shaham stepped off the Concorde at Heathrow to find a throng of reporters, onlookers, and curiosity seekers awaiting his arrival. If the 18-year old seemed unfazed by it all, perhaps it’s because he’d made his debut with the Jerusalem Symphony at age 10 and with the Israel Philharmonic the following year. A multiple Grammy Award-winner and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” Shaham has played virtually every major concert hall in the world.

Thursday, February 16, 5:30pm
Social Event

Thursday, March 23, 7pm
Paris Chansons at the Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis
Paris Chansons is Los Angeles’s premier French performing group. Recently featured on the CBS/KCAL news, they are known for their original renditions of French favorites from Aznavour, Brel, Dassin, Piaf and Montand all the way to contemporary artists like Zaz. Their exhilarating performances are punctuated by traditional jazz standards in addition to classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages. Superb musicianship anchors the ensemble, effortlessly moving from jazzy improvisation, to slow-burning balladry, to blistering gypsy fervor. All seasoned pros, the musicians are Endre Balogh on violin, Adam Cohen on upright bass, Jacob Kantor on guitar, Jeff Lams on piano, and Sinclair Lott on drums. Paris Chansons takes you an a journey without having to leave your seat (except, of course, to dance!). They always deliver a spectacular celebration of French and International music that brings the world that much closer.

Saturday, April 15, 8pm
Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa’s work transcends genre. Be there for her debut appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra for an evening of familiar songs and brand new compositions.

Friday, May 12, 7:30pm
Ten Thousand Things presents Intimate Apparel, Open Book, Minneapolis

A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, and her loving friendships with a prostitute and a Jewish tailor. Ten Thousand Things brings award-winning, high-quality theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts. This company invigorates ancient tales, classic stories, and contemporary plays through vital, open interactions between actors and non-traditional audiences.

Sunday, June 11, 3-6pm
Season Closing Party

Schedule subject to change. Theoroi members will receive email reminders before each event with specific details.