April 4, 2018 - MPR’s Marianne Combs reports on “Dead King Mother,” a composition created by local composer Davu Seru, who calls piece a "blues for chamber ensemble." The subject matter is a 1968 incident in which Clarence Underwood, a Minneapolis Black man, who upon hearing the news of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, told his wife, "My King is dead." He vowed to kill the first white man he found. Underwood went on to murder John F. Murray, a white man in neighborhood.
March 23, 1973 - The Minnesota Bach Society will be performing its creation 'A Lighthearted Evening with the Bach Family'. This is a novelty concert featuring humorous music that has mostly not been sung. Linda Hoeschler talks about the Coffee Cantata written in 1751, when a controversy existed in Europe over coffee and its effects; that it was the marijuana of its day leading women to ruin. Hoeschler talked about other members of the Bach family, and about people singing nonsense verses to tunes. She said music has been discovered; as she?s gone through manuscripts to find music, the paper has fallen apart and disintegrated. The performance will be presented at O' Shaughnessy Auditorium.