Category Archives: Music

Nicolas Carter Harp Journey – 2019

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60-75 minutes, with intermission.

Nicolas Carter Harp presents
Nicolas Carter Harp Journey – 2019 (“From the Harp to the Heart”)

Traveling from New York, harpist Nicolas Carter makes a special visit to his home state of Minnesota, bringing magical melodies on the Paraguayan harp and sharing stories of his adventures harping in the world. Come and relax, renew, refresh with nurturing soul music and touching stories.

Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp. Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as a theatre artist/storyteller. His authentic, warm and friendly interaction creates an intimate experience bringing inspiration, motivation and joy. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for over 25 years and has played all over United States, Latin America, Europe and Israel.


Deep in Bear Country


Dates: Fri-Sat, Oct 11-12 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: Pay What You Can ($10-$20) – online or at the door, no extra fees
Run Time: 1 hour, no intermission
Age Recommendation: Adult audiences, but ages 10+ welcome



Raffish Ripoff Productions
Deep in Bear Country
An evening of reflection, complaining and introspection
created and performed by Phil Gonzales
(produced by Raffish Ripoff Productions and presented as a part of Dreamland Arts’ Theaterwalla program)

For four years, Phil Gonzales has entertained hundreds of podcast listeners with “Deep In Bear Country” his ridiculously close analysis of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s “Berenstain Bears” children’s books. Over more than two-hundred episodes, he has investigated, picked apart, theorized and speculated about Bear Country, its denizens, its history and its meaning. Was any of this called for? No. Is it fair to do this to a rather innocuous series of children’s books? Maybe? Has it changed Phil’s outlook on life, art, family, community and legacy? Definitely.

Join Phil for an evening of reflection, complaining and introspection as he brings “Deep In Bear Country” to the stage with “Deep In Bear Country.” He didn’t change the title; he’s got branding to think about! Hear some of Phil’s wilder theories about Bear Country. Learn about Raffish Ralph Ripoff, Phil’s secret hero. Journey into the past to explore the Great Bear War. The Bear Multiverse? He’ll touch on that. Will Phil talk about his own personal demons? Of course he will! Will Phil find peace within himself in just one hour? Find out as he takes you Deep. In. Bear Country!



Rubén Dario HOY Solo

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Ages: All ages
Duration: 90 minutes, with intermission.

Rubén Dario presents
Rubén Dario HOY Solo
A music concert by Rubén Dario – singer, songwriter and guitarist

Rubén Darío is the result of the union of different musical styles over many years of experience in the popular and academic fields. Rubén is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is a chamber musician, and at the same time he is a popular music singer in a bar or restaurant. He is avant-garde, experimental, conceptual, he is electric guitar in a group of Peruvian “chicha” , he is canción social , he is classical guitar, he is romantic ballads and boleros, he is rumba flamenca, he is fusion, he is Colombian folklore (pasillo, bambuco, cumbia, joropo, currulao, torbellino, vallenato, tropipop, etc.). Rubén is a guitar quartet, he’s a soloist, he’s a singer, he’s an accompanist … he is ranchera, he is trova, he is Caribbean … he’s romantic, he’s intricate and critical … he’s duets, trios, quartets, groups, bands … Ruben is of love, he is of creating, he is of breaking ties. Rubén was a teacher, he was a classroom, the street, auditoriums, awards, mentions, nothing.

The music of Rubén Darío has managed to travel through many countries and hearts, and now he comes with a new production entitled “Hoy,” which shows a musical development with identity, with personality, with all this patchwork quilt that has been his life. You are welcome to explore his world of sounds and feelings. May the music and the images that exist and that are coming, speak for themselves.

Learn more about Rubén Dario on his Facebook page:


Ragamala Rooted: Myths and Stories

Date: Thu, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hr., no intermission
Age Recommendation: Ages 3+ (all ages welcome)
Tickets: Free

Ragamala Rooted: Myths and Stories – Storytelling by Zaraawar Mistry

In Written in Water, Ragamala Dance Company draws literary inspiration from several myths and stories from both the Hindu and Sufi traditions. These stories frame both a narrative arc for Written in Water and create a world on stage for the dancers to explore the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey.

To learn more about the rich tradition of Hindu myths and stories, Zaraawar Mistry presents Children’s Stories from India, a family-friendly storytelling performance. Enter a world of magic and imagination with Indian-born actor and storyteller Zaraawar Mistry, in his retelling of classic myths, historical stories and animal fables from India. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute).

This event is part of Ragamala Rooted: Written in Water. To learn more about Ragamala Rooted, please visit

Written in Water will be publicly presented at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on February 15, 2020. To learn more about this performance, please visit

Event photo by Charissa Uemura.

Minnesota Guitar Society

Dates: Sunday May 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20, available at the door 20 minutes before the concert begins
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration: 75 minutes, including intermission



Minnesota Guitar Society presents
Showcase Series Concerts
Apr 7: Milena Petković and Nikola Korovljev
May 5: Momčilo Aleksandrić and Filip Živanović

A new program for the Minnesota Guitar Society, the Showcase Series has two goals: to introduce emerging artists to the guitar-loving community, and to fundraise in support of our flagship concert series at Sundin Music Hall on the Hamline University campus. The first Showcase Series concerts feature four outstanding graduate students from the internationally known guitar program at the University of Minnesota, now headed by Prof. Maja Radovanlija.