Editor's Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools—and be sure to check out the video from Hopkins High School above.
The Hopkins High School Orchestra is gearing up for its Feb. 22 Orchestra Spotlight Concert. Once again, the concert will feature a special musical guest. Students are currently collaborating with singer/songwriter Chris Koza through an artist-in-residency project. Koza will perform with the students on select songs during the February concert.
Students have been working with Koza since late January. Koza is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter who has been recording and releasing albums since 2004, when he self- released the critically acclaimed “Exit Pesce,” a collection of nine songs recorded and produced in a summer sublet apartment.
In the Twin Cities, Koza performs as both a solo artist, as part of ensemble shows, and primarily with his band Rogue Valley. His song-writing carries a strong emphasis on the lyrical and poetic elements, with stylings and textures rooted in folk and Americana traditions.
The orchestra Spotlight Concert is slated for Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hopkins High School Auditorium (2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka). Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.