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UMD Summer Entertainments
July 21 - August 28

This summer, UMD offers a wide assortment of musical, theatrical, and artistic events. Venues are both indoors and outdoors, and there is something for everyone.

Jim Melde Big Band at Glensheen
The Jim Melde Big Band performs at Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate.
Weber Music Hall
Weber Music Hall
Glensheen garden
The formal garden at Glensheen.
Croquet at Glensheen
Croquet on the lawn at Glensheen

Enjoy Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate, on Wednesday July 21 and 28. Music, performed by the Jim Melde Big Band, starts at 7 pm. The concerts and parking are free. For information about this and other Glensheen events listed below, visit or call 218-726-8910, 1-888-454-GLEN, or e-mail

The Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival offers a variety of concerts at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. "Jazz at the Weber" is presented on July 22 at 7:30 pm. Students from the Opera Training Program present a song recital on July 23 at 7:30 pm; opera scenes and arias from favorite operas on July 29 at 7:30 pm; and an opera gala featuring arias with orchestral accompaniment on August 1 at 2 pm. Save 10% by purchasing tickets to all four concerts. For ticket information, visit

As part of Tall Ships Duluth 2010, UMD's School of Fine Arts presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, July 29-Aug. 1 at 6 pm at Bayfront Festival Park stage. This comic operetta is filled with tender-hearted pirates, wide-eyed young lovers, and the very model of a modern Major-General. The show is co-produced by the Duluth Playhouse. Admission to the operetta is included in the price of a Tall Ships Duluth 2010 ticket. To view various ticket packages, visit or call 1-800-736-8636.

On Saturday, July 31, UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin hosts the Tall Ships Gala at Glensheen. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served at 7 pm, followed by a plated dinner and entertainment under the stars. Parking at Glensheen is limited, and a shuttle bus from UMD will be available. Tickets can be purchased online at

The operatic melodrama L'Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love), by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, will be performed in Glensheen’s beautiful formal garden along Lake Superior’s shoreline on August 2-3, 9-12 and 16-17. The show, which features international cast members, starts at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at the Festival of Fine Art and Craft on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 from 9 am - 5 pm at the Glensheen Mansion. The festival features some of the region’s finest artists and is attended by thousands every year. The event is free to attend.

On Saturday, August 28 from 9 am to 4 pm, Glensheen hosts the 2010 Croquet Tournament on the lawn of the Congdon estate. Dress the part by donning your croquet whites, and enjoy a champagne toast at the end of the day. For more information about this event, including ticket prices, visit or call 218-726-8910, 1-888-454-GLEN, or e-mail

Written by Caroline D. Kennedy and Samantha Lefebvre. Edited by Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann.

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