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Aria

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105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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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.

Parking

The surface lot immediately across from Aria has been removed. Aria suggests parking in Hennepin Ave Lot#180 which is a parking ramp across the street. 

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March 2017

tenThing, Thursday, March 16, 2017

Schubert Club Mix
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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World-renowned Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth formed her ten-person (all female) brass ensemble in 2007 after she and some trumpet playing friends watched a string orchestra. They were inspired to recreate the same level of ensemble on brass instruments, playing great repertoire at the highest level possible. tenThing’s music are all original arrangements by Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle G. Storløkken. Their pieces (sometimes with choreography) span an eclectic range of repertoire from Grieg and Bizet to Piazzolla and Kurt Weill.

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April 2017

Roomful of Teeth, cred: Bonica Ayala

Roomful of Teeth | Schubert Club Mix

Schubert Club Mix
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning eight-person vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. They have studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Hindustani music and other vocal techniques from around the world to shape their unique sound. The performance at Aria will include a world premiere of a new commission by experimental pop artist Nick Zammuto and the Minnesota premiere of group member Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Partita for 8 Voices.

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October 2017

“The Alehouse Sessions” by Barokksolistene with Bjarte Eike

Schubert Club Mix
Thursday, October 12, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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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.

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December 2017

Clarice Assad, vocalist and composer & Sérgio Assad, guitar

Schubert Club Mix
Sunday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Brazilian-American vocalist, composer, and pianist Clarice Assad and her world-renowned father Sérgio Assad (guitar) will perform a jazz-inspired program primarily featuring music from their first recording together called Reliquia. In a review of this recording, All About Jazz states, “Clarice constantly captivates, whether singing in Portuguese, delivering wordless vocals, or taking to the piano bench, and Sérgio, likewise, manages to seduce with his every gesture on guitar.” Clarice’s rising reputation as a composer-performer who comfortably straddles the worlds of jazz, classical, and traditional Brazilian rhythms is quickly catching up with her father’s international prominence as one of the world’s great guitarists. This concert, the first ever Twin Cities performance by this duo, will be a testament to the bonds forged through birth and life, continually strengthened in every small and large gesture of love that takes place between a parent and child.

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March 2018

Colin Currie, percussion

Schubert Club Mix
Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Join us at Aria for a high energy evening featuring Colin Currie, “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (The Spectator, 2013). The Guardian highlights his “athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality.” His Schubert Club Mix program will feature a wide range of instruments and includes music based on stories by Gabriel García Márquez – interspersed with readings of the texts. Currie is as mesmerizing to watch as he is to listen to – and his broad array of percussion instruments make a fascinating theatrical set.

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October 2018

Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Schubert Club Mix
Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Schubert Club Mix kicks off for the season at one of our audience’s favorite locations, the hip and stylish downtown Minneapolis warehouse-converted-event-space Aria. On stage is Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, Schubert Club's first annual Featured Artist, together with collaborative pianist Alexei Grynyuk. As a child and teenage prodigy, Nicola racked up award after award, and she hasn't slowed down. Today she is one of the most sought after violinists for solo and orchestral performances. Her Schubert Club Mix performance will explore Brahms's music and life story through the lens of the violin sonatas.

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February 2020

Russian Renaissance

Schubert Club Mix
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Musicians of Russian Renaissance

After emerging as the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world, Russian Renaissance has firmly established itself as one of…

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