Concert Organization, Hiring and Management Activity

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Current Activity

‘Finnish Music Past and Present’  (2016)

St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota

Craig Randal Johnson is creating a series in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Finnish national independence, for the year 2017.    The series will feature five different evenings of Finnish classical music presented by expert performers in Finnish music.    Visit the Home page of this Website for more information.   

Co-Founder and Artistic Director/  Minnehaha Music (2013)

Edina (Minneapolis), Minnesota

The Minnehaha Music Repertory Orchestra, an orchestral ‘reading orchestra’ founded by Craig Randal Johnson and Hilary Santoni, launched its first season in September 2013.  Meeting every other Saturday from September into May, the orchestra has played nearly 50 symphonic works to date.  Minnehaha Music presents a symphony concert each November - see the HOME page of this website for more information.


Recording: CD “Piano Music from Finland”
Year 2002 Self-Produced the CD ‘Piano Music from Finland’, and created the company 'Tonttu Productions' to market the CD. Recording done at Minnesota Public Radio

Read the Review: CD Piano Music from Finland

Director of Stage Music/ Osnabrück Opera and Theater
Osnabrück, Germany
As Director of Stage Music, Craig Randal Johnson engaged and organized musicians for live and recorded music productions.

Music Director/ Organizer for Finnish Festival Events
Craig Randal Johnson created and engaged orchestras:
Finnfest 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Finnfest 2011 in San Diego, California
Finnfest 2007 in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Finn Grand Fest 2005 in Marquette, Michigan
Finnfest 2002 in MInneapolis, Minnesota
80th Anniversary Celebration (Finnish National Independence)/ 1997 in Minneapolis

Boreal Chamber Symphony/ Artistic Director and Conductor
Marquette, Michigan
Partnering with Superior Watershed Partnership, Cedar Tree Institute, Project Director Garee Zellmer and private individuals, Craig Randal Johnson created ‘Concert for Lake Superior in 2007. The 2009 ‘Concert for Lake Superior’ was similarily produced.

Personnel Manager/ Superior Festival Orchestra
2000 -2004/ Marquette, Michigan

General Manager, North Star Opera
1986-1987/ St. Paul, MInnesota  

Concert Bookings
Since 1988
Craig Randal Johnson has booked many of his own piano concerts around the United States,
in addition to vocal recitals and ensemble concerts

Previous Artist Representation
- Agentur Schulz (München)
- ZBF Hamburg
- Kessler Agency, New York

© Craig Randal Johnson 2016