Department of Music

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Department of Music

Performance Series Event: Mike Munson

Tuesday, January 21, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


MIKE MUNSON has established himself as a member of the next generation of bluesmen to carry on a tradition some feared was dying out.  His music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance, never losing sight of his art form or the music’s roots.

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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.

Online ordering is closed.

Please contact Dale Haefner for information on ordering.

Performance Series Event: Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet

Tuesday, January 28, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


GYPSY MANIA HOT CLUB QUARTET is a Twin Cities-based swing Jazz band, performing a timeless jazz tradition commonly known as Gypsy Jazz, a blend of traditional Roma music and swing jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt’s French swing tradition of the 1930’s.


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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.

Cold/Živanovic Duo

Monday, February 3, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



The Cold/Živanović Duo was formed in 2018 by Benjamin Cold and Filip Živanović, both D.M.A. alumnus from the University of Minnesota. Filip and Benjamin are both strong supporters of new and contemporary music written by living composers.  As such, they have worked with a variety of both young and established composers on commission projects, expanding the repertoire available for this unique chamber instrumentation.

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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: Roe Family Singers

Sunday, February 9, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


Pinecastle Records recording artists the ROE FAMILY SINGERS are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. The band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and gospel tunes into a rollicking river of fresh yet familiar Americana music.  


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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: Dusty Heart

Tuesday, February 11, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


DUSTY HEART merges sophisticated vocal harmonies with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define their lush sound. Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.

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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: Jay Hershberger

Sunday, February 16, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


Pianist JAY HERSHBERGER has performed throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Europe. Through his performing experiences he has concluded that, “performing is an act of sharing with others, and I find such moments to be incredibly meaningful.”

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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: Chris Koza

Thursday, February 20, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold


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

Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

Preregistration for MSU students at https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets                                                                    


CHRIS KOZA is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, and Dan Wilson, among others. Koza’s music is born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, building on the rich Americana tradition.

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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_February

Sunday, February 23, 2020  3:00 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Minnesota Storytellers Event: Dessa

Monday, February 24, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall - Performing Arts Center
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking in Lot 16 Gold



Please Note: Dessa's performance date has changed. Her new performance date is Monday, February 24, 2020.

General admission: $15  


Pop Music/Intro to Music students:  This concert is not eligible for attendance credit.


Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show their valid MavCARD and their printed confirmation notice at the Recital Hall door the night of the concert.


MSU students can preregister at http://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets        

                                                          


DESSA is an international touring musician and writer who has built a career by bucking genre conventions and industry trends. She’s appeared on the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist, as a member of Doomtree, and for her contribution to The Hamilton Mixtape. She’s been published by the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and literary journals across the country. In August 2019, her paperback edition of her essay collection, My Own Devices (Dutton Books, Penguin Random House) was published; in November, Dessa released a live album of her groundbreaking collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra. For updates, visit dessawander.com or follow @dessa on Instagram (@dessadarling on Twitter and Facebook). 

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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon Sunday, February 23.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

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

MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO CHOIRS

Sunday, March 1, 2020  3:00 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO CHOIRS

Monday, March 2, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Jazz and Contemporary Ensembles

Thursday, March 5, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Contemporary Instrumental Ensembles

Thursday, March 26, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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 Jimmys

Saturday, March 28, 2020  7:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904


$12.00 in advance (online advance sales end on March 28 at 12:00 noon)  
$15.00 day of show

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 on or after March 23.

Madison blues powerhouse group The Jimmys comes at you with the Midwest’s finest talent. The group’s sound features killer horns, greasy guitars, funky keys, and a cool rhythm section. The Jimmy play blues and everything else in between.

Kit Kildahl and Bad Liquor Management open the show at 7:00 PM.

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Performance Series Event: Jon Cleary, New Orleans piano master

Thursday, April 2, 2020  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

General admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Pop Music/Intro to Music students:  This concert is not eligible for attendance credit.

Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

New Orleans’ best-kept secret, Jon Cleary, arrived in New Orleans at seventeen and got his first piano job subbing for the now legendary pianist James Booker at the Maple Leaf Bar. He further honed his skills when drafted as a sideman for the likes of Johnny Adams, Earl King and Snooks Eaglin and found himself playing long, late night gigs in the clubs of New Orleans and the road shacks of country towns in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. He is acknowledged as a leading practitioner of New Orleans style piano. He has been a sideman for the likes of Taj Mahal, Dr John, John Scofield and had a long association with Bonnie Raitt who described him as 'the ninth wonder of the world'.

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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.

Percussion Ensembles

Sunday, April 5, 2020  3:00 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

University Spring Choral Concert

Sunday, April 19, 2020  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN

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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.

Jazz and Contemporary Ensembles

Thursday, April 23, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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_April

Sunday, April 26, 2020  3:00 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Contemporary Vocal Ensembles

Thursday, April 30, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Music at the Movies_Saturday

Saturday, May 2, 2020  7:30 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.

Music at the Movies_Sunday

Sunday, May 3, 2020  3:00 PM

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


Ticket package discounts are available. Call 507.389.5549


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door. MSU students must present a registration receipt for this concert at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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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.