Announcing The 2018 “Music Under Glass” Lineup!

Join us select Sundays beginning January 7th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for live, local music.

Beat the winter weather blahs inside the comfy confines of the Conservatory.

Beer, wine, pop, and light snacks will be available to purchase. (Please, no outside food or beverages)

** There will be no concert on January 28 due to the the Winter Carnival Orchid Show, and on February 4 due to the Super Bowl

2018 Lineup


January 7 – Paul Metsa
Paul Metsa is a 30 year veteran of the MN music scene. He has won 7 MN Music Awards, including 2005 Americana Artist of the year. He has performed over 5,000 professional gigs in the Twin Cities, and has released 11 original recording projects on his label



January 14 – Astronomique
Fusing infectious dance beats with darkly beautiful waves of psychedelic synths, fuzzed out guitars, and hypnotic vocals in a futuristic yet impassioned onslaught. Astronomique matches dark disco with dreamy pop to fantastic effect, it’s moody enough to be alluring while retaining the essential delight of a house party.



January 21 – Siama’s Congo World Quartet
Siama’s Congo World Quartet” has a traditional Congolese feel-good sound mixed with a colorful palette of musical influences. Featuring Siama’s masterful, intricate acoustic guitar, lyrical mbira (thumb piano) and spirited vocals, renowned cellist Jacqueline Ultan, singer Dallas Johnson and Tim O’Keefe on percussion and harmonica. Together, they’ll take you back in time to experience the rural, under-the-stars sounds of DR Congo and the upbeat soukous dance hits of East Africa. Wear your dancing shoes and don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along in Kikongo, Lingala and Swahili.



February 11 – Dusty Heart
Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes, and mutual love for musical harmony, the two decided to join forces and craft a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk.



February 18 – FLOWTUS
FLOWTUS, is a Twin Cities based self proclaimed four piece Super Group consisting of Angie Lynch, Katya Weinstine, Janani Logendran, and Melissa Tangye. They draw their influences from a plethera of genres that range from blues, country, punk, and folk.



February 25 – Café Accordion Orchestra
Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the CAO repertoire is the romantic, gypsy-influenced valse-musette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show.

Café Accordion Orchestra



March 4 – The Dead Pigeons
The Dead Pigeons have come to be known for their infectious, foot stomping sound – an original mix of upbeat barroom bluegrass and lyrically driven ballads. One day they excel at corralling a rowdy festival crowd and the next they are captivating a discerning theater audience.



March 11 – Heatwave & Landman
Delta blues meets British Invasion pop meets garage rock in Heatwave & Landman, the new collaboration from Chris “Heatwave” Holm & Mark “Landman” Larson, the original rhythm section of Minneapolis stomp rockers, The 4onthefloor. With a sound that would be right at home in 1967 but sounds equally fresh today, Heatwave & Landman deliver infectious hooks, gritty riffs, and pounding rhythms supplemented by soaring multi-layered harmonies.



This program was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.