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Discover Great Music on the Minnesota Iron Range.

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.

Announcing our 2020 Festival  Dates
July 1 – July 20


Look for updates on plans for next year’s season, what’s happening with our faculty and students. 

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The festival is funded by the generous contributions of numerous governmental agencies, corporations and private donors,including the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; and gifts from Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Power Foundation.

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