Lyngblomsten Mid Summer Festival

Music & Entertainment

Main Stage Lineup :: 2–8 PM

 

  • 2–2:45 PM ― Minnesota Opera
  • 3–3:45 PM ― Lakeshore Radio Players (with the Lakeshore Players Theatre)
  • 4–4:45 PM ― History Theater
  • 5–6 PM ― Zorongo Flamenco
  • 6:30 PM ― Live Music and Dance with the MacPhail Jazz Quartet and dance enthusiast Christopher Yaeger
Photo of performers from the Minnesota Opera.

Minnesota Opera

2–2:45 PM

 

Whether you are a regular operagoer or an opera newbie, join the Minnesota Opera for a thrilling performance of opera’s greatest hits.  Performers will present a 45-minute program of opera favorites and the best from the golden age of musical theatre.  It’s a performance you won’t want to miss!

Lakeshore Radio Players (with the Lakeshore Players Theatre)

3–3:45 PM

 

The Lakeshore Radio Players put on a fun ’40’s-themed radio show at gigs around the community.  Live performers with music and real sound effects help audiences recall a simpler time when radio was king and it helped bring your imagination to life.  Characters from the Golden Age of Radio are brought to life, including Abbott and Costello, Baby Snooks and Daddy, the Bickersons, Fibber McGee and Molly, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, and Jack Benny.  Based in White Bear Lake, they’ve been performing around the Twin Cities from local churches to senior centers, from community festivals to the MN State Fair!

History Theatre

4–4:45 PM

 

Broadway from Infantry to the Millenium:  Join Joey Clark in a cabaret performance making stops in every decade of the Twentieth Century! Joey will be working with History Theatre to bring a Cabaret series to Lyngblomsten, where participants connect their favorite songs to the stories of their lives, and even the wider world. Seeing Joey in action will give everyone a great sense of this fun and engaging art form. Come on out and sing along!

Zorongo Flamenco

Zorongo Flamenco

5–6 PM

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School brings the soul of southern Spain to the Mid-Summer Festival.  A concert of traditional flamenco dance and music that brings the expressive and rhythmic excitement to the stage that only flamenco can.  Susana di Palma founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 1982.  It is one of the few American Spanish dance companies that presents both traditional flamenco programs and original theater flamenco works.  The company is composed of an ensemble of international artists, dancers, and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.

Live Music and Dance with the MacPhail Jazz Quartet

with dance enthusiast Christopher Yaeger

6:30 PM

Live jazz and swing music accompanied by dancing.  Enjoy favorites from the best of Broadway, the big band era, and jazz standards from five decades.  Featuring Greg Keel on sax, Reid Kennedy on drums, Karen Pieper on piano, and Tom Pieper on bass.

Christopher Yaeger has a contagious love for dance and movement.  He enjoys dancing the polka, the jitterbug, a line dance, and a waltz.  He always has safe and simple steps that will get the party jumpin’―so join in!

Entertainment at the Arts Showcase Stage (Newman-Benson Chapel) :: 2–8 PM

Join us for live musical performances featuring current Lyngblomsten teaching artists and staff at the Arts Showcase Stage.

  • 2–5 PM ― MacPhail teaching artist, Paula Lammers: voice and piano
  • 5:30–6:30 PM ― OboeBass! with Carrie Vecchione & Rolf Erdahl
  • 7–8 PM ― Hymn Sing with Lyngblomsten Chaplain, Bill Sanden 

MacPhail Teachhing Artist, Paula Lammers: voice and piano

2–5 PM

OboeBass!

5:30–6:30 PM

OboeBass!, the award-winning Twin Cities duo of Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl, will perform pieces from their fun, engaging repertoire.  Their music includes influences from classical to folk music to jazz. 

Hymn sing with Lyngblomsten Chaplain, Bill Sanden

7–8 PM