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Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

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NOTE: Due to artists’ availability and logistics, there 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/

Children’s Stories from India

Tuesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Park Library
Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Hamline Midway Library
Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Hills Library

Enter a world of magic and imagination with Indian-born actor and storyteller Zaraawar Mistry, in his retelling of classic myths, historical stories and animal fables from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture, wildlife, food and history. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute). The program has been performed in people’s homes, at libraries and schools all over Minnesota, and at cultural centers such as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota History Center and Asia Society, New York.

Adrianne Greenbaum and Alex Lubet

Fri, Aug 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Run Time: 45-60 minutes
Age Recommendation: Ages 13+
Tickets: Free. Donations welcome
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Massachusetts-based flutist Adrianne Greenbaum and local guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Alex Lubet unite for the first time to perform traditional klezmer as never heard before and probably won’t ever again anywhere else. Two stellar, recognized-in-their-own-fields musicians who will jam it out for their audience – and their own – delight.

Adrianne Greenbaum is the internationally renown pioneer and revivalist of the klezmer flute. Professor of Flute at Mount Holyoke College, touring recitalist and clinician in the US and Europe, Greenbaum specializes in forming rarely known connections to 18th c. music as well as entertaining her audiences with back door stories.

Alex Lubet is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in acoustic guitar. He also performs on ukulele, mountain dulcimer, dobro, and acoustic and electric bass. His compositions have received hundreds of performances on six continents. His album Spectral Blues received unanimous rave reviews; most notably, critic Ted Gioia named it a “Best Album of 2013.”