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Paula’s Guest/Topic this week:

Paula’s guests today will share the story of the “Darkness & Light” concert by the Cannon Valley Regional OrchestraConductor Paul Niemisto and cellist Anna Clift will share details of the concert featuring Franz Liszt, Max Brucha and Jean Sibelius. The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra is a program of the Northfield Arts Guild which presents outstanding orchestral music to Cannon Valley communities. Visit for more information.

Listen Here: ArtZany 3/8/13


“Darkness & Light” with cellist Anna Clift

2 performances!!!

DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 3:00 pm

VENUE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield

Tickets $10 adults/$5 students (age 18 and under)

Tickets available at or buy tickets at the door


DATE: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 4:00 pm

VENUE: Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Tickets $10

To purchase tickets for the March 10th performance please call The Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 or buy tickets at the door.

Anna Clift is an Instructor of cello at St. Olaf College where she is also the Founder and Director of a new international summer academy for cellists, She has taught at music schools and summer programs in the United States including, Gustavus Adolphus College, Carleton College, Artaria Chamber Music School, Stringwood, Taos International School of Music, & Madeline Island Music Camp. Anna is a frequent performer with the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Indiana University, she has also participated at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Spoleto Festival, Washington Island Music Festival and the Britt Music Festival.

Paul Niemisto is the Associate Professor of Music at St. Olaf, Director of the St. Olaf Norseman Band, Trombone Choir, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, and teacher of low brass instruments. He is the 2013 recipient of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission Living Treasure Award. Paul has directed the Boys of America (Ameriikan Poijat) Finnish brass band for over 20 years and the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra for over 30 years. He has been a bass trombonist with the Rochester Orchestra and euphoniumist with the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. He spearheaded the International Wind Music History Conference and the Vintage Band Music Festival in Northfield in summer 2006, an event happening again from 1 August 2013 to 4 August 2013. Visit for updates.