2018-2019 Season

The 2018-2019 Season of the New Lute Café begins Thursday, October 18
, 2018, at the Summit Center for Arts and Innovation

The New Lute Café is a series of casual lute concerts offered monthly at 
Summit Center for Arts and Innovation. It’s sponsored by the St. Paul Conservatory of Music.

It’s officially called "Thursday at the New Lute Cafe" because it takes place on the third Thursday of every month. It’s a kind of “coffeehouse” experience in the new, grand performance space of the Summit Center for Arts and Innovation
. The performance of live lute music is the center of attention, rather than a background experience. It’s a casual concert setting featuring live, beautiful and relaxing lute music while having a coffee or a snack, reading a book, or just relaxing.

The performances last about an hour, maybe a bit more. Each month features one or more lute players from the Twin Cities area and can include lute solos, duets, trios and even a lute quartet. Small instrumental ensembles which include the lute are also presented. The music comes from a variety of European countries and was composed during the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque musical eras. Sometime a concert will feature modern music arranged and performed on the lute.

Doors open at 7:00 and performances start at 7:30 pm.

There is no set charge for attending the performances, but a $15 per person donation is suggested to help defray costs and support our performers.

A few of the events on the 2018-2019 season lineup at the New Lute Café can be found on the navigation bar at the left. Check back here for upcoming events about a month prior to the performance

Call 651-699-1808 or email 
info@philliprukavina.com for further information.