Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – MacMillan Auditorium Doors open at 6pm;there will be an intermission
Minnesota is home to myriad natural wonders, from wistful Prairies to the dramatic Northwoods. Spend an evening with two of Minnesota’s premier artists as they blend their talents to educate and inspire about awareness and conservation of Minnesota’s treasured natural resources. Watch, listen, and learn as the evening unfolds to combine world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Jim Brandenburg’s images and the rich tones of Michael Monroe’s vocals, guitar and flutes to create a poetic blend for eyes and ears.
Begin the evening with a solo set of Michael Monroe’s popular songs dedicated to nature in Minnesota, and then allow yourself to be captivated a Jim Brandenburg takes the the stage to show his breathtaking photographs and share personal stories, insights, and philosophies behind the powerful images. Monroe complements Brandenburg’s presentation with improvised musical interpretation to create a synergistic, multi-sensory experience.
“There’s a lot of serendipitous things that happen with us...I’m very proud to be on stage with him...you have to see it in person” – Jim Brandenburg, about artist and friend Michael Monroe
Explore the power of an image to shape opinions, offer scientific insight, and inspire change towards conservation and a more sustainable planet. Find yourself moved by the music, enthralled by the stories behind some of the most famous nature photographs of all time, and mesmerized by the collaboration of two of our region’s most inspired artists.
Limited to 333 seats in an intimate setting.
A cash bar and limited selection of desserts will be available before the show and at intermission.
Product sales will be available in the Great Hall and Gift Shop at intermission and following the performance. Signings and photo opportunities for Jim Brandenburg and Michael Monroe will be available following the performance.
Donor: Arboretum Photographers’ Society
Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and a portion of the fee goes to Jim Brandenburg in support of the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation