In 2014, Minneapolis Public Schools will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Viva City Fine Arts Festival.
Events will include two free evening concerts featuring an MPS Inter-School Choir and Orchestra along with local hip-hop artist Dessa. The choir brings together 700 MPS 6-12 grade students with an orchestra of 150 MPS 7-12 grade students from a total of 19 MPS schools.
This year, renowned local hip-hop artist Dessa and accomplished composer Jocelyn Hagen will collaborate with MSP teachers and students to compose a new song. The performances will also include songs from the choir and the orchestra. In addition, Dessa will perform two of her own songs with her band.