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Discover Great Music on the Minnesota Iron Range.

JULY 1 – JULY 20, 2019

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.

Cecilia Lopez as Violetta

A final Thank You to all of you who attended La traviata.

Your support of Northern Lights and its mission to bring great music to the Range is appreciated more than you realize.


Music Director Gavriel Heine returns to the podium tomorrow night to lead the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra in concert featuring winners of this year’s Concerto Competition.

Congratulations to the three winners:

Rafael Marzagao – Violin; Christopher Shin – Piano; Janet Phang – Piano

Video courtesy Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell.

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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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