Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Paul Niemisto, conductor of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra and guest singer Paula Lammers.
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The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO) showcases pop culture favorites in That’s Entertainment: Music from Hollywood to Broadway! This concert will feature the Symphony Orchestra with guest vocalist Paula Lammers.
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
That’s Entertainment: Music from Hollywood to Broadway!
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Auditorium in Kenyon.
Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 pm at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium in Northfield
Advanced purchase tickets are available online at northfieldartsguild.org, by calling 507-645-8877, or stopping at the Northfield Arts Guild (304 Division St.).
“Pay-what-you-want” tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons are encouraged to support CVRO through a suggested admission of $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra was founded in 1979 by Paul Niemisto as a program of the Northfield Arts Guild. The CVRO is a diverse group of volunteer musicians performing symphonic music, drawn together by the love of rehearsing and performing this fine repertoire. Anyone with talent, experience, and motivation is welcome to join, from exceptional twelve-year-olds to octogenarians.
Paula Lammers, Soprano
Soprano Paula Lammers is a distinctive vocal artist in the Twin Cities Jazz Scene. She is classically trained, sings big band era music and performs throughout the Twin Citites. She sang 40’s tunes with a vocal quartet aboard the Minnesota Zephyr, with her own nine-piece ensemble, Cloud Nine, and was lead soprano with the Phil Mattson Singers. She taught at Concordia University in St. Paul from 2010-2015. Paula currently teaches at MacPhil Center for Music and Cadenza Music in St. Paul and in her private studio in Apple Valley.
Paula has released two acclaimed recordings in the company of small ensembles of Twin Cities’ top musicians. Her debut album was A Blanket of Blue (2005) and the second album is Deep Purple Dreams (2011).
Paul Niemisto, Conductor
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, Conductor
Paul Niemisto, founder and conductor, is a member of the St. Olaf College music faculty. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received additional conducting training at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg and at the American Symphony Orchestra League Institute.
Recently, he has been a regular summer traveler to Finland, where he teaches courses in conduction, performs in brass festivals, and conducts bands and orchestras. Since 1991 he has directed a Finnish-American brass ensemble, “Boys of America,” which has traveled widely and made recordings in the U.S. and Scandinavia. He founded the Vintage Band Festival in the summer of 2006.
Vintage Band Festival 2016 will take place in Northfield July 28-31. 30 bands will play over 100 concerts in Northfield and surrounding communities during the 4-day festival. 2016 is the 10-year anniversary of Vintage Band Festival. Details of the 2016 festival can be found at www.vintagebandfestival.org.