Art Hounds: Two Sugars, Consortium Carissimi, and a theatrical river walk in Granite Falls

Consortium Carissimi (Photo credit: Mark Triplett)

Two talented performers teaming up, an early Italian chorale and a communal theater installation in Granite Falls have all stirred the hounds' interest this week.

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There's an outdoor theater production in Granite Falls that seems like it's right out of photographer Wing Young Huie's playbook, which is partly why he's drawn to it. "Granite Falls: A Meandering River Walk," is a piece of "walking theater" about the 10,000 year history of the town and the Minnesota River, which flows through it. It was created from interviews with 40 residents who are also the actors in the production. It will be performed twice on Friday, Oct 5, at 5pm and 7pm

and 9pm

on Main Street in downtown Granite Falls. It's part of the Meander, the Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl.

Consortium Carissimi is Italian baroque music done to near perfection, according to musical comedy writer Maureen Kane Berg. The group will be marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Italian composer Giovanni Gabrielli this weekend with concerts Friday night at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm at the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis. It will also perform Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Boe Chapel of St. Olaf College in Northfield. Consortium Carissimi will be collaborating with the St. Olaf Early Music Singers and musicians from the St. Olaf Collegium Musicum, who specialize in instruments from the baroque period.

Minneapolis comedy writer and performer Levi Weinhagen says "Two Sugars, With Room for Cream" pairs two performers he greatly admires, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, in a musical showcase that has a lot of heart and laughs. Levi saw it at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2009, and he says the remount is enhanced with even more of what made it a hit at the Fringe. It's at the New Century Theatre in Minneapolis through Nov. 11. For more Art Hounds' recommendations, check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Art Hounds is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Art Hounds is powered by the Public Insight Network.

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