smARTpass Reimagined Full Schedule
smARTpass comes to you via your metro public libraries.
Showcasing eight arts and culture partners during September and October, this series is your opportunity to experience a variety of programs on your home screen/phone/tablet.
Virtual Sagas, Stories, and Slöjd
It's a virtual play day with ASI and your local library! Join us for story time, music, and a special Scandinavian heart ornament craft. ASI will guide you through each step to create a festive and fun heart ornament. We invite you to make one ornament to decorate your home and mail us one ornament we can hang in our lobby during our holiday exhibition. Recommended for families with children 3-6 years old
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
The Orchestra will share chamber music performances from a woodwind trio (flute, clarinet and bassoon) and a string trio (violin, viola and cello). You will be introduced to delightful pieces you may not be familiar with by Hugenin, Ibert, Pfeiffer, and Dohnanyi. Sit back and enjoy a program of chamber music sure to bring some joy to your day!
presents: Dreamland Arts
A series of 10-minute stories presented by Zaraawar Mistry of Dreamland Arts. Features classic fables from the Panchatantra, ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables. With music by Greg Herriges.
Sing old and new choral music favorites
Featuring songs from The Singers repertoire over 16 seasons, Score Scroll technology allows you to follow your part (and other voice parts as well) along with the music. You can study your voice part or learn a new one, repeat as many times as you like, or just listen and enjoy the songs!
- October 4-10 with Carver County Library
Interview with composer Timothy C. Takach: Helios
The Singers Artistic Director Matthew Culloton interviews composer Tim Takach about Helios, a multi-movement choral work. Helios is a musical exploration of our solar system. The libretto contains poetry commissioned for this piece alongside translations of ancient writing and previously published poetry. Each movement’s text is inspired by the planet for which it is named, and Helios itself has an overarching theme of control.
- October 18-24 with Saint Paul Public Library
Sensory Stories with
Join Stages Theatre Company Teaching Artists for Sensory Stories! This is a guided theatrical storytelling experience in which participants are prompted to respond and become actors in the story with us. Highly theatrical, tactile, and centered around your young person!
presents: “Reaching Out Variety Show”
Second Act Players (SAP) is a senior (50+) theater troupe based in Rosemount, MN, an offshoot of the Rosemount Area Arts Council (RAAC), a past winner of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Achievement Award. This program includes the origin of SAP, ways SAP helps seniors enrich their lives by participating in theater, comments from participants, and excerpts from its Outreach Program. The program will include all original material written and performed by SAP members.
Join Theater Mu artists Morgen Chang and H Adam Harris as they read aloud their favorite storybooks and share what connections and shared experiences they have to the stories and to each other. Reflect with your family at home and engage with some fun take-away activities! Recommended for age 5 and up.
The company’s John Heimbuch performs a fierce hourlong retelling of BEOWULF, adapted by Charlie Bethel. This is a faithful and accessible version of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic. Content includes descriptions of human/monster violence, akin to The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. Recommended for age 10 and up.
smARTpass Reimagined is funded by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.