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2021-2022 Season Schedule | 2021 Summer Pops


All performances will be held in the Masquerade Dance Theater at the Ames Center in Burnsville unless otherwise noted.


Celtic Carnival with Lehto and Wright

Sunday, October 3, 2:00 PM
Featuring Lehto and Wright

Randy Stokes: An Irish Piece (World Premier)
Victor Herbert: Irish Rhapsody
John Williams: Selections from Far and Away
Ronan Hardiman: Music from the Lord of the Dance
Thomas Quigley: Donegal to Down


Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 5, 2:00 PM
Featuring the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus and Soloists

George Frideric Handel: Messiah

Back by popular demand! First performed in Dublin on April 13th, 1742, this oratorio has become one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western Music

Don't miss this one-and-only performance of the perennial holiday favorite. Handel comes to life in December at the Ames Center as we perform the Hallelujah Chorus, solos, and a major portion of this most beloved holiday classic. This is a great way to celebrate the Christmas Season with the greatest story ever told.


Unmuted Voices

Sunday, February 13, 3:00 PM
Featuring the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

William Grant Still: Festival Overture
William Grant Still: Wailing Woman
William Grant Still: The American Scene (Excerpts)


String Works with Christopher Kachian

Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 PM in the Black Box Theater at the Ames Center in Burnsville
Featuring Christopher Kachian, Guitarist
Featuring Erika Hoogeveen and Brittany Payeur, Violins

William Gomes: Danza Americana (Premier)
Antonio Vivaldi: Double Violin Concerto, Op. 3 No. 8 RV 522
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite
Antonio Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in D major, RV 93


Young Artists' Concert

Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 pm
Featuring the winner(s) of our Young Artists’ Competition held in January
Featuring the Burnsville High School Orchestra, Scott Kosloski, Director
Featuring the Health Sciences Orchestra of the University of Minnesota

Florence Price: Dances from the Canebrakes
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Join us as we welcome the next winner(s) of our Young Artists’ Competition to the stage of the Ames Center. Winners of our Young Artists’ Competition have gone on to careers in music at some of our country’s finest collegiate institutions. It is always great fun to hear them in their earliest winning performances.