Upcoming Department of Music Events and Registrations

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Department of Music

Performance Series Event: John Gorka

Thursday, October 6, 2022  7:30 PM
John Gorka has requested that the audience wear masks or face coverings for this performance. The artist reserves the right to cancel the performance if the audience does not comply with his request.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Free parking in Lot 16 Gold

General admission: $10 advance; $12 day of concert                                                                                        

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

                                                                    


After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more, John Gorka continues to tour, playing festivals, theaters and clubs all over North America and Europe.


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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: A Minnesota Songwriters Evening with Erik Koskinen, Molly Maher, and Sarah Morris

Tuesday, October 11, 2022  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

$10 General Admission

  

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

Erik Koskinen is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose music is not categorized by sub-genres. Stylistically he is on his own. Influenced by roots music of the Americas and the world, his rhythmic integrity and musical tone is as important as his lyrical content and his artistic intent.

 

Molly Maher showcases strong musicianship, adaptability, and alluring performances. Molly has opened for some of the best acts in the country, among them: Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Marty Stuart. 

 

Sarah Morris writes endearing, honest, and expertly penned songs encouraging audiences to pull away from the big picture and get caught up in the magic of their everyday minutia. Morris’ music is hauntingly familiar and uniquely her own.

 

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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: The Cactus Blossoms with Dusty Heart

Saturday, October 15, 2022  7:00 PM

Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 AM) 

$20.00 day of show

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hooligans.

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

 

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets October 10-15.


The Cactus Blossoms broke out nationally in 2016 with their JD McPherson-produced debut, You’re Dreaming. Dates with Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, and Lucius followed, as did raves from the New York Times and NPR, who praised “the brothers’ extraordinary singing.” The band was further catapulted into the spotlight in 2018, when David Lynch tapped them to perform in the return of Twin Peaks, and continued to build on their success with their 2019 sophomore LP, Easy Way, which led Rolling Stone to laud the duo’s “rock-solid, freak of genetics harmonies.”

Dusty Heart features rich vocal harmonies merged with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Performance Series Event: Chris Koza

Tuesday, October 18, 2022  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Free parking in Lot 16 Gold

General admission: $10                           

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

                                                                    


Singer/songwriter Chris Koza is an internationally-recognized artist who has released a dozen albums over the past several years. He performs regularly as a solo artist and with his band, Rogue Valley, at top Twin Cities’ venues (First Avenue, The Fitzgerald Theater) and festivals (Basilica Block Party, MN State Fair, Iceland Airwaves), and has extensively toured the US, sharing the stage with artists like Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams, Mason Jennings, Nellie McKay, and Brandi Carlile, among others.

Koza’s compositions have been featured on television for ABC, MTV, and CBS as well as numerous local and national commercials. His song "The Wolves and the Ravens" was featured in 20th Century Fox’s feature film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Paste Magazine calls Rogue Valley one Minnesota’s best bands, and Koza continues to receive extensive critical-acclaim from both local and national press.


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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Concert Wind Ensemble

Sunday, October 23, 2022  3:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the event. Any further tickets sales must be completed as a walk-up sale. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Jazz Ensemble and Contemporary Singers

Saturday, October 29, 2022  2:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:30 AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Fall Choral Concert

Sunday, October 30, 2022  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN

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Online tickets go off sale at 10 pm the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale.

Performance Series Event: Erik Koskinen Band w/ City Mouse

Saturday, November 5, 2022  7:00 PM

Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$12.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 AM.

$15.00 day of show

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hooligans.

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

 

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets October 31 - November 5.


ERIK KOSKINEN has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer. With years of traveling experience, Koskinen taps those adventures and encounters in his fifth album, "Burning the Deal." 

The show opens with regional fan favorites CITY MOUSE.

 


Concert Wind Ensemble

Thursday, December 1, 2022  7:30 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the event. Any further tickets sales must be completed as a walk-up sale. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Jazz Ensemble and Contemporary Singers

Saturday, December 3, 2022  2:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:30AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Holiday Choral Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2022  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN

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Online tickets go off sale at 10am the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale.