Minnesota Orchestra’s International Day of Music
The International Day of Music returns to kick off Summer at Orchestra Hall on Saturday, July 15! Join us for a music marathon across four stages and spanning many genres — catch artists like Miloe, Alma Andina, Bluedog, Cydi Yang, Douala Soul Collective, Di Bayke Klezmer Band, the Cuban American Youth Orchestra, Meridian Movement Co., the Minnesota Orchestra, and more as we celebrate summer, music and our community with this free event.
The Minnesota Orchestra itself takes centerstage on Peavey Plaza under the direction of conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin. Hosted by Jon Kimura Parker, the creative partner for Summer at Orchestra Hall, the program features classical favorites, film music and patriotic tunes, from William Grant Still’s Festive Overture to John Williams’ Theme from Jurassic Park.
Programmed by The Cedar Cultural Center, the Global Grooves Stage will be located on the corner of 11th Street South and Marquette Avenue. Performances will start at 12:30 p.m. with Doula Soul Collective, followed by the sounds of Eastern European Jewish party music with Di Bayke Klezmer Band; Hmong singer and rapper Cydi Yang; the genre-crossing, Native-led Bluedog; and Alma Andina, who combine traditional instruments from Latin America with contemporary rhythms.
Outdoor food vendors, food trucks and local craft merchants make this 12-hour festival a perfect way to spend a summer Saturday.