If music be the food of love, play on.

In challenging times like these, we turn to artists for comfort, for wisdom, for insight, and for inspiration. These words from Shakespeare are uttered by the lovesick Duke Orsino at the beginning of Twelfth Night. They “set the stage” for a romantic comedy where music’s ability to nourish the soul is celebrated and evaluated in the way only Shakespeare can.

At CMA we have been inspired by these words to let the music Play On. We are pleased to announce a new virtual series. We hope you’ll journey with us to musical destinations in the Twin Cities and Los Angeles!

Tickets for these concerts, broadcast via Vimeo, will be only $15.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

The Play On virtual concert series is made possible in part through the generous support of our series sponsors.

Nixon and Virginia Lauridsen
Eric and Carol Weber

All In

Campus Jax, Los Angeles, CA

        Livestream via Vimeo

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

8:00 PM, pre-show from Noce at 7:00 PM

All In is a collective group of Los Angeles area session musicians and friends. This septet is led by woodwind master Sal Lozano, a Southern California native. He will be joined by bassist Trey Henry, drummer Ray Brinker, guitarist Andrew Synowiec, pianist David Witham, trumpet player Michael Stever, and trombonist Alex Iles.

Join at 7:00 for a pre-show featuring Max Wellman alongside an eight piece band at Noce! Celebrate the life and music of Francis Albert Sinatra with Come Fly With Me: Max Wellman Sings Sinatra.

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Ordway, St. Paul, MN

       Stream via Vimeo

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

7:30 pm

Live from the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, violinist Midori will transfix you with her graceful precision and intimate expression! A visionary artist, activist, and educator whose unique career has been dedicated to exploring and building connections between music and the human experience, Midori has been a leading concert violinist for over 35 years.

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