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  • Mikhail Kopelman
  • Jasmina Halimic
  • Conductor Gavriel Heine
  • Carmen
  • La Boheme
  • Orchestra Concert
  • Douglas Humpherys Master Class
  • Collegiate Chamber Concert

JULY 2 - 23, 2016


One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber Music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.


Join us for our gala opening night chamber music concert featuring our world-renowned artist faculty along with performances by award winning participants in our Young Artsts Program.

The highlight of the evening will be a performance of Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio performed by NLMF Artistic Director Veda Zuponcic on piano along with Mikhail Kopelman on violin and Yosif Feigelson on cello.

The concert will be in the beautiful, historic auditorium at Mesabi East School in Aurora at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for adult and $5 for students under 18. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets.

Madama Butterfly


Since 2012, Northern Lights has been honored to be one of the official overseas partners to the Osaka International Music Competition. Held yearly since 2000, the Osaka competition seeks to find young artists from around the world and to assist them in competing in an international setting.

As one of only two partners in the United States, Northern Lights conducts adjudicated semi-final auditions during the festival, with cash awards towards travel expenses to the finals in Osaka and Kobe, Japan.

During the past four years, Northern Lights audition winners have gone on to win major awards at the competition finals. LEARN MORE


Northern Lights was featured by Musical America as one of their "Ten Off-the-Beaten-Paths Festivals of 2015."

Click to read the online version of their 2015 Summer Festival Guide.


Historic venue Visit some of the most beautiful historic sites on the Iron Range as you experience live classical music.




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Saturday, July 2,
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Piano Masterclass with Douglas Humpherys of the Eastman School. Chisholm High School.

Sunday, July 3
9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Northern Lights Concerto Competition. Mesabi East School, Aurora.