Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra
Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall
Sound the Bells is a live album featuring 17 of Dessa’s strongest songs, ambitiously rearranged by musician and composer Andy Thompson, and recorded live across two sold-out shows performed in March of 2019. The album was executive produced by Lazerbeak and Minnesota Orchestra Director of Live at Orchestra Hall programming, Grant Meachum, and will be released via independent hip-hop label Doomtree Records. The project marks the continuation of a multi-year collaboration, during which Dessa and the Orchestra have sold out six performances at Orchestra Hall. Dessa has also performed at the Orchestra’s Symphony Ball and accompanied the ensemble on its history-making tour through South Africa as a social media correspondent for Minnesota Public Radio’s classical station.