Become a subscriber now and experience the acoustically and aesthetically exciting Weber Music Hall designed by internationally acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli. We are extremely appreciative of the generous support of Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, and Ron and Mary Ann Weber. See the current schedule for details or download the 2012-2013 Ovation brochure.
Season Subscriber Bonus Benefits
Select Your SeatsAs a season subscriber you will have your own personal seats that will be waiting for you for all of the Ovation Series Concerts.
A generous discount over single ticket prices. First-time subscribers enjoy another 50% off the discounted rate.
$60 – adult
$54 – senior
$16 – student
$10 – UMD student
(50% off these rates for first-time subscribers. Discount does not apply to service fee.) To purchase season subscriptions, please contact the box office at 218.726.8877. Subscriptions include a $1 service fee per ticket, and individual tickets include a $2 service fee per ticket.
Individual Ticket Prices
$19 – adult
$17 – senior
$5 – student & UMD student
Group discounts of 10 or more are available, please call
RaeAnn Williams at 218.726.6086.
Share with Friends
Your tickets are fully transferable. If you can’t attend a concert, you can give your tickets to a relative, friend or employee — a wonderful treat for someone special.
Lost your tickets? We’ll replace them at no charge. Can’t attend the concert? Feel free to give your tickets to a friend or release your tickets to ensure another music lover's enjoyment, by calling our box office.
Questions or inquires call:
RaeAnn Williams, Box Office Manager, 218-726-8877
Five By Design in Club Swing
Monday, October 1, 2012 | 7:30 pm
The group, Five by Design, features Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Kurt Niska, Michael Swedberg, and Terrence Niska, who have been performing together since 1986. Five By Design has toured nationally with a variety of shows from Club Swing to its tribute to the golden age of radio Radio Days and Ultra Lounge Show. Over the years the group also has performed with various orchestras and collaborated with alto saxophone jazz legend Richie Cole in 2010.
The signature harmonies of Five by Design have withstood the test of time in a career that spans more than twenty years. Each season, the group performs across the country and well into Canada with an itinerary averaging 60-plus performances. Working with outstanding orchestrators, Five by Design showcases creative work bringing music to life.
This nationally-acclaimed vocal quintet has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centers delighting hundreds of thousands. The Washington Post heralded its Kennedy Center debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as "one of the best pops performances of the season."
Rhythm & Brass
Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 7:30 pm
With the unique ability to incorporate influences as divergent as Josquin Des Prez, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Johann Sebastian Bach, and, of course, Duke Ellington, Rhythm & Brass searches for the commonality in these influences and fearlessly weaves them all into a single concert experience.
The members of Rhythm & Brass maintain an active involvement in music education. The group is often found at major educators conferences and in residence at universities throughout the nation as well as summer music camps and festivals such as Bands of America and the Brevard Music Center.
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Carl Allen, swing artist and drummer, has been teaching music and touring the nation since 1982. Working with artists such as the Benny Green Trio, George Coleman, Freddie Hubbard and Christian McBride, Allen says, "My ultimate goal is to get to a level like Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins and these cats who, every time they sit down behind a set of drums it's swinging. The power of swing is something else and once I get to that level everything else falls into place."
After graduating college, Allen was the drum chair in Freddie Hubbard’s band for nearly nine years. After leaving, Carl Allen co-founded Big Apple Productions, which produced albums for several young jazz performers. In 2001, Allen joined the faculty at The Juilliard School to become the Director of Jazz Studies in 2008.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 7:30 pm
After their debut at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times hails the Catalyst Quartet as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor.” Their mission is to advance diversity in classical music and inspire new and young audiences with dynamic performances of cutting-edge repertoire by a wide range of composers. The Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to diversity and education with a passion for contemporary works. Inspired by music’s ability to transform, the Catalyst Quartet seeks to change the way that classical music is perceived through diverse programming for a wide range of audiences.
The Catalyst Quartet maintains an active performing schedule and completed a national tour in the fall of 2011. Highlights of the tour included the opening concert of the Stanford Lively Arts series, a return to the Harris Theater in Chicago and sold out performances at Miami’s Frank Gehry designed New World Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) with members of the legendary Guarneri Quartet.