Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents
Lori Dokken and Friends’
Painting Joni – Celebrating the Music of a Master
Oct. 16, 2016
One-night-only show to celebrate the musical legacy of Joni Mitchell
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. 7, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present Painting Joni – Celebrating the Music of a Master on Sunday, Oct. 16. This one-night-only performance, featuring Lori Dokken and friends, will celebrate the music of singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell through live performances of some of her greatest works. Tickets, which are on sale now, start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
A self-described “painter derailed by circumstance” and hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest songwriters ever,” Joni Mitchell’s music paints social and environmental issues using a poetic style while addressing the universal feelings of romantic longing, loss, disillusion and joy. A nine-time Grammy award winner, along with seven other nominations, Mitchell’s music blazed new trails in the industry with her unique open tunings, alternative harmonic structure and lyrical styling that touches the hearts of all who hear it.
Featuring beloved Twin Cities singer and pianist Lori Dokken, Painting Joni will highlight some of Mitchell’s most popular works, including “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Both Sides Now,” “A Case of You,” “The Circle Game” and more. The show also features vocalists Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder Hennig and Jacy Smith, along with Pete Hennig on drums, Jeff Bailey on bass and Dan Caton on guitar.
Painting Joni – Celebrating the Music of a Master is presented by the Ordway in partnership with Lori Dokken. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
Production: Painting Joni – Celebrating the Music of a Master
Date: Oct. 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Theater Venue & Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Price: Tickets start at $25
Media Contact: Jessica Petrie
Artwork for download: http://bit.ly/PaintingJoni