The SPCO's Liquid Music Series Presents James McVinnie And Darkstar

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The SPCO's Liquid Music Series Presents James McVinnie And Darkstar

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents James McVinnie and Darkstar at Northrop, University of MN, Minneapolis.

One of the world's most sought-after organists, James McVinnie's boundless approach to music has led him to collaborations with a wide variety of artists across musical genres such as Nico Muhly, Squarepusher, Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) and Oneohtrix Point Never. McVinnie will be joined by London based electronics duo Darkstar for a full evening of new music for electronics and organ performed on Northrop's spectacular refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ. McVinnie and Darkstar will explore how synthesis techniques from electronic music can be applied to the organ, using functionality, subtlety, automation and performance to create an unheard and truly immersive sonic experience that evolves through Darkstar's electronic alchemy and McVinnie's rare versatility on the organ.

"This will be Liquid Music's first organ concert and we couldn't be more excited to show off Northrop's newly restored historic Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892 with a world premiere," says Liquid Music Curator Kate Nordstrum. "We are introducing the great organist James McVinnie and electronics duo Darkstar (both UK-based) to the Twin Cities, in a full evening of collaboratively-composed new work commissioned by Liquid Music. We invite students and children to attend for free, thanks to the SPCO's New Generation Initiative, and we hope that many from the U of MN campus and beyond will take full advantage! Organ music is for everyone."


Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00pm

Northrop, University of MN, Minneapolis


Tickets: $30 ($25 Liquid Music subscribers, free for children and students) | 612.624.2345 | in person at the Northrop box office

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