Since forming in 2010, the dream songs project has engaged audiences across the Midwest through performances of a wide range of repertoire spanning from Renaissance lute songs to Romantic arias, 20th century masterpieces, and newly commissioned music. TDSP’s artistic mission is to entertain and educate while bringing together performers, audiences, and composers through high quality chamber music concerts.
TDSP has self-produced numerous chamber music concerts in Minneapolis/St Paul and Madison, WI, and has been invited to perform for the Minnesota Guitar Society Local Artist Series, Farley’s House of Pianos Concert Series, Thursday Musical Artist Series, Friday Noon Musicale, Macalester CollegeNoon Concert Series, the Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concert Series, and Zeitgeist’s New Music Cabaret.
In 2011, TDSP released its first recording, Mauro Giuliani: Songs for Voice and Guitar, which includes the classical composer’s well-known op. 89 Sechs Lieder, the operatic op. 95 Sei Ariette, and his rarely heard op. 13 Trois Romances. This recording has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and several public radio broadcasts in Wisconsin, and was described by MPR host Steve Staruch as “superb” and “clean and colorful.”
The ensemble is currently working on a recording of contemporary voice and guitar music by Minnesota composers, featuring works by Daniel Nass, Christopher Gable, and Katerine Bergman. This recording will be released in 2016.
Through the incubator program of Springboard for the Arts, the dream songs project is a not-for-profit organization.