2021 Event Schedule

July 1, 7:00 PM | B’nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia, MN

Sharing the Range: Who Lived on the Iron Range Before There was an Iron Range?  Ojibwe scholar, Dr. Anton Treuer presenting a lecture on the Ojibwe Nation…before there was an Iron Range.

$15 ADULTS | $5 STUDENTS UNDER 18

July 2, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Opening Night Chamber Concert featuring our renowned performing faculty. After the concert meet the artists.

July 3, 4:00 PM | Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm, MN

Festive Fourth! Concert with the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra, Gavriel Heine conducting. Featuring opera arias performed by stars of the NLMF Opera!

July 4, 4:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Festive Fourth! Concert with the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra, Gavriel Heine conducting. Featuring opera arias performed by stars of the NLMF Opera!

July 6, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Faculty Chamber Music Concert
Featuring Brahms Piano Trio, Op. 114
Edisher Savitski, piano; Yuri Gandelsman, viola; Yosif Feigelson, cellist.

July 7, 7:00 PM | B’nai Abraham, Virginia, MN

Faculty Chamber Music Concert
Featuring Brahms Piano Trio, Op. 114
Edisher Savitski, piano; Yuri Gandelsman, viola; Yosif Feigelson, cellist.

July 8, 7:00 PM | B’nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia, MN

Sharing the Range: Ethnicities That Shaped the Range: The Finns, Italians and South Slavs

July 9, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Sharing the Range: Which Side Are You On?  Music of Social Protest: The Aurora Strike 1916

July 10, 7:00 PM | B’nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia, MN

Sharing the Range: Which Side Are You On?  Music of Social Protest: The Aurora Strike 1916

July 11, 4:00 PM | Vermilion College, Ely,  MN

Opera Scenes and Arias 

July 12, 7:00 PM | Buhl Public Library, Buhl, MN

Chamber Music Concert

July 15, 3:30 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Cinderella
Rossini’s comic opera in a special version for Young Audiences. Performed by members of Northern Lights Opera Apprentice Program.

We’re delighted to have an opportunity to share Rossini’s hilarious opera, “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) with the younger members our community. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English subtitles, easily understood by 3rd grade readers. For the younger students, the Narrator will help move the story along, with a brief and clear explanation of what the audience member will see and hear next. This narration is delivered in a way that the youngest child of about 5 or 6 can easily understand the plot and enjoy the music that they are about to hear. The running time is one hour, and even younger students who can manage that period of time will enjoy it, we feel. Our recommendation: Ages 5 -HighSchool.

July 16, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

La Cenerentola 
Rossini’s complete comic opera in Italian with English supertitles. 

July 17, 3:30 PM | Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm, MN

Cinderella
Rossini’s comic opera in a special version for Young Audiences. Performed by members of Northern Lights Opera Apprentice Program.

We’re delighted to have an opportunity to share Rossini’s hilarious opera, “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) with the younger members our community. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English subtitles, easily understood by 3rd grade readers. For the younger students, the Narrator will help move the story along, with a brief and clear explanation of what the audience member will see and hear next. This narration is delivered in a way that the youngest child of about 5 or 6 can easily understand the plot and enjoy the music that they are about to hear. The running time is one hour, and even younger students who can manage that period of time will enjoy it, we feel. Our recommendation: Ages 5 -HighSchool.

July 18, 3:30 PM | Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm, MN

La Cenerentola 
Rossini’s complete comic opera in Italian with English supertitles. 

July 18, 6:00 PM | Discovery Center Pavillion, Chisholm, MN

Meet the Artists Supper

July 19, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora,  MN

Opera Scenes and Arias 

July 19, 7:00 PM | Vermilion Community College, Ely, MN

Chamber Music Concert – Schubert “Trout” Quintet

July 21, 4:00 PM | Whiteside Park, Ely, MN

Indian Drumming Concert, NLMF Ojiibwe Camp

July 20, 7:00 PM | B’nai Abraham Cultural Center,  Virginia, MN

Chamber Music Concert – Schubert “Trout” Quintet

July 22, 7:00 PM | Historic Hibbing HS Auditorium, Hibbing, MN

Northern Lights Music Festival Orchestra Concert featuring Winners of 2021 NLMF Concerto Competition

July 23, 7:00 PM | Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora, MN

Final Chamber Music Concert

July 25, 3:30 PM | B’nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia, MN

Sharing the Range: B’nai Abraham Synagogue and the History of Iron Range Jewry. 
A lecture by Marilyn Chiat, followed by a short chamber music concert and a reception in the lower level to toast the end of a successful season!