Category Archives: Music

East: Asian and Jewish Music for Mountain Dulcimer

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Date
: Sat, June 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: You can make a suggested donation of $5 at the door by cash, check or credit card. Or donate $10 and receive a copy of the artist’s new CD, Deep State.

Ages: For ages 13+
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Alex Lubet presents

East: Asian and Jewish Music for Mountain Dulcimer

A concert of new works for mountain dulcimer, performed by Alex Lubet, with a guest appearance by Vietnamese vocalist/violinist Kimchi Hoang.

The program includes Lubet’s own compositions and pieces written for him by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indonesian composers, including Iris Shiraishi, Yan Pang, Soojin Lee, and Jay Afrisando.

 

Nicolas Carter Harp Journey

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Date
: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60-75 minutes, with intermission.

Nicolas Carter Harp presents
Nicolas Carter Harp Journey

Harpist Nicolas Carter special visit to his home state of Minnesota, bringing magical melodies on the Paraguayan harp and sharing stories of his adventures harping in the world. Come and relax, renew, refresh with nurturing soul music and touching stories.

Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp. Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as a theatre artist/storyteller. His authentic, warm and friendly interaction creates an intimate experience bringing inspiration, motivation and joy. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for over 25 years and has played all over United States, Latin America, Europe and Israel.

 

Promises and Interludes


Sun, Jan 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Run Time: 75 minutes, including intermission
Age Requirement: All ages
Tickets: Please visit thedreamsongsproject.org to purchase tickets.

The Dream Songs Project’s Sixth Annual Concerts of New Music for Voice and Guitar. This year’s edition features a world premiere performance of Craig Carnahan’s song cycle, Promises and Interludes, songs by Toshio Hosokawa, a scena by Mark Weiser, and a revisit of our first commission from 2012, Daniel Nass’s Songs of Cowboys and Hobos.

Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

NOTE: Due to artists’ availability and logistics, there will be only ONE performance of this show. Seating is very limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance.

Date/Time: Sat, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($5-$15)
Ages: Recommended for Ages 10+
Duration: 90 minutes. No intermission.

Greg Herriges presents
Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

It’s not just about Christmas! Greg Herriges, his trio StellaRoma, and friends celebrate the release of Revel and Ritual: Holiday Music for the World—a groundbreaking collection of traditional and original music for many faiths, places, and seasons. You’ll hear music for Hanukkah, Holi, Ashura, Chinese and Ukrainian New Year, Sakura Matsuri, Basque and Catalan Christmas carols, and the Winter Solstice. Discover a world of holiday music beyond the shopping-mall standards!

About the Band: StellaRoma

  • Greg Herriges: guitar, bouzouki, vocal
  • Rundio Sinclair: Chapman stick, electronics
  • Michael Bissonnette: world percussion

Three uniquely talented musicians join to combine ancient and future, East and West, into a stirring mix of “progressive world music” with futuristic flavors. Greg Herriges plays (and sings into) his guitar and Greek bouzouki with a unique approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. Rundio represents the 21st century with Chapman stick, a 10-stringed tapped instrument that sings like a bass, a piano, an electronic orchestra, and sometimes all at once. Michael Bissonnette juggles an array of global percussion including cajon, frame drums, glockenspiel, and Aztec death whistle.

With special guests guests TBA from Indian and Balkan traditions.


Greg Herriges is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Nine Jewels: Stories of Wit and Wisdom from India

Dates: Fri, Dec 1 at 7:30 pm; Sat, Dec 2 at 11:00 am; Sun, Dec 3 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can $5-$15
Ages: Recommended for Ages 5+, all ages welcome
Duration: 45 minutes

Indian-born storyteller Zaraawar Mistry tells classic stories and animal fables of wit and wisdom from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture and history, and also test their puzzle solving skills. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute). The program has been performed in people’s homes, at libraries and schools, and at cultural centers such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Stories presented are best suited for children ages 5 and older and will include:
Akbar and Birbal
The Foxes and the Tiger (a folktale)
The Tortoise and the Geese (from the Panchatantra)
Nine Questions (an Akbar and Birbal story)

Learn more at http://childrensstoriesfromindia.com/