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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

Aurora, July 12  –  Chisholm, July 14  – Ely, July 15

Rhapsody at the Ridge

Thank you for your support; see you on the 28th.

Young Artist Program

For complete information and to apply:

Alan Chow Masterclass with student.
Collegiate Artists String Quartet.


Rhapsody at the Ridge has sold out. Thanks for all of the support.  You can preview all the silent auction items here.

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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