Volunteers needed for “Tienda”

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

We’re looking for volunteers to help with the Music Department’s production of “Tienda” — Volunteers to help with tickets, doors, costumes/wardrobe, food, etc. If you are interested in music, stage management, operas or just experiencing something NEW — There’s an opportunity for you!

Dates Needed:
> Thursday, February 20 – Dress Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
> Friday, February 21 – Show #1, 7 p.m.
> Saturday, February 22 – Show #2, 7 p.m.

Contact, Cathy Knutson (knutsonc@augsburg.edu) ASAP.

The opera tells the story of Luis Garzón, a Mexican musician who immigrated to Minneapolis in 1886 and opened a small Mexican grocery store, or tienda, in St. Paul in the 1920s. While Luis had married an American woman and was fully integrated into Minnesotan society, his store served as a community hub for the newest arrivals from Mexico, many of whom had fled the Mexican Revolution and now toiled on the sugar beet farms of rural Minnesota. “Tienda” explores the immigrant experience: what must be left behind—and what cannot be forgotten—on the journey to a new home.

The opera is composed by Augsburg Music faculty member Reinaldo Moya and will also include the Augsburg Orchestra & The Augsburg Choir.

Interested in Going? Reserve Tickets below…

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