NORTHROP | Northrop’s 2024-25 K-12 Matinees

Northrop is already getting ready to welcome students back next school year with four more exciting field-trip opportunities! Another world-class line-up of educational, engaging, and thought-provoking music and dance programming awaits your students in Northrop’s 2024-25 Student Matinees schedule.

The 2024-25 Northrop Season includes four student matinees, including a multidisciplinary experience with Bharatanatyam dance from Twin Cities-based Ragamala Dance Company, the spirited UMN Marching Band indoor concert, and a world-class ballet experience by BalletMet. The fourth student matinee offered is provided with our partner VocalEssence. For the WITNESS Young People’s Concert, VocalEssence joins a collective of Twin Cities-based artists to present songs and stories centered on the Civil Rights Movement.

Northrop Presents
Student Matinee: Ragamala Dance Company
Children of Dharma
Thu, Oct 31, 10:30 am CT
In-Person / Livestream
On-demand through Nov 8
Carlson Family Stage

Recommended for Grades 5-12.

In Children of Dharma, a Northrop Centennial Commission, Ragamala Dance Company creates a series of mesmerizing vignettes illustrated with poetic movement, lush visual imagery, and truthful emotion, transporting viewers into a mythic world of warfare, magic, and beauty. The show explores the concept of dharma, or “right action,” embodied through dance. This multidisciplinary experience incorporates a literary epic, South Asian cultural history, contemporary original music, and Bharatanatyam dance.

Northrop and UMN School of Music Present
Student Matinee: UMN Marching Band
Fri, Nov 15, 10:30 am
On-demand Dec 6-20
Carlson Family Stage

Includes commentary between pieces and a Q&A
Recommended for Grades 3-12.
Northrop’s most popular matinee returns! Enjoy seeing and hearing the more than 320 members of “The Pride of Minnesota” in this lively, joyful, and participatory indoor concert featuring halftime favorites, an appearance by Goldy Gopher, and more. One of the most exciting and highly visible organizations on campus, the University of Minnesota Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Betsy McCann and Dr. John Leonard, provides enthusiastic support to the University’s athletic programs, and represents the UMN at events throughout the year.

Northrop and VocalEssence Present
Student Matinee: WITNESS Young People’s Concert
Eyes Still on the Prize
Fri, Feb 21, 10:00 am & *12:00 pm CT
In-person / *Livestream
*On-demand through Feb 28
Carlson Family Stage
Free Event, Advance Registration Required

Recommended for Grades 3-12.

VocalEssence joins a collective of Twin Cities-based artists to present songs and stories about the pivotal figures and landmark events of the Civil Rights Movement. This matinee features guest artists, members of the VocalEssence Chorus, Singers Of This Age, and Teaching Artists.

Northrop Presents
Student Matinee: BalletMet
Thu, Mar 27, 10:30 am
Carlson Family Stage

Recommended for Grades 5-12.

BalletMet is committed to uplifting communities and schools through dance with education programs focused on developing body awareness and movement through learning and fun. During this student-centered program, dancers will perform excerpts from Timeless Tide, a work that brings swirling energy onstage to depict the gravitational pull of time, and selections from Seasons, in which dancers gracefully depict the cycle of nature. With choreography by Yue Yin and Edwaard Liang, the one-hour program highlights cultural contributions from Asian-American artists. Throughout the performance, BalletMet artists will explain and demonstrate what students are seeing. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions at a post-performance Q&A.