Department of Music

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Department of Music

Performance Series Event: Lena Elizabeth

Thursday, September 12, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


LENA ELIZABETH is a singer/songwriter and Minneapolis native writing songs influenced by folk music with a voice rooted in the blues. She blends old and new to create a pop sound that is approachable across generations. Lena Elizabeth's debut EP “The Line” marries simplicity of tone with the stories of her reality.


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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: Stella Roma w/ Greg Herriges

Sunday, September 15, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


GREG HERRIGES is an ethnomusicologist who has lived most of his life in Minnesota, gaining his musical inspiration from Japan, Persia, India, Turkey, Bollywood movies, and surfer rock. He's managed to surround himself with excellent musicians, gaining respect for not only his artistic prowess but also his obvious respect for musical traditions.


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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: Erik Koskinen & Molly Maher

Thursday, September 19, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


ERIK KOSKINEN has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer. Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Erik Koskinen, “…the state’s best pure country singer/songwriter." MOLLY MAHER is a gifted guitarist with a raw, sultry Americana sound and an irrepressible spirit.


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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: Maud Hixson

Tuesday, September 24, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), MAUD HIXSON is a devoted exponent of great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery.


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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 River Valley Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 29, 2019  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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: Jeremy Messersmith

Tuesday, October 1, 2019  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: $15                                                                                        

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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


JEREMY MESSERSMITH is an indie pop singer-songwriter and one of Minnesota’s most recognized and celebrated artists, praised by The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Time Magazine, Spin, and Rolling Stone among many others. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, the Minneapolis-based troubadour crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy.


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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 Bands

Tuesday, October 8, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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 (October)

Thursday, October 10, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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: John Gorka

Sunday, October 13, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


JOHN GORKA is recognized as an honored icon of folk tradition. He prefers the music that is an expression of everyday life, not necessarily music that may be considered a trend or fad. Gorka has graced the stages of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and Etown, and has released 11 studio albums. He 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: Dick Kimmel

Thursday, October 17, 2019  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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


DICK KIMMEL is a bluegrass singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who has been performing bluegrass music throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe for nearly 40 years.  He has recorded more than two dozen albums, including four recent CDs for Copper Creek records. Referring to the impact Kimmel has had on bluegrass music, a feature article for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine called him the “ambassador of Bluegrass.”


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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 20, 2019  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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: Bad Bad Hats

Tuesday, October 22, 2019  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: $15                                                                                        

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 preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events                                                                      


BAD BAD HATS is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Named for a trouble-making character from the Madeline children’s books, Bad Bad Hats is defined by a balance of sweet and sour. Their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity


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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: Erik Koskinen Band w/ City Mouse

Saturday, October 26, 2019  7:30 PM

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

507-625-9904

 


$12.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Friday, October 25 at 12:00 noon)  
$15.00 day of show

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hooligans.


MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30 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 21-25.


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.

 

Fall Choral Concert (Sunday)

Sunday, October 27, 2019  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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.

Fall Choral Concert (Monday)

Monday, October 28, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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: Davina and The Vagabonds

Saturday, November 2, 2019  7:30 PM

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

507-625-9904

 


$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Friday, November 1 at 12:00 noon)  
$18.00 day of show

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hooligans.


MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30 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 28 - November 1.


DAVINA SOWERS fronts a well-tested road band, creating her own Americana mishmash, a mixture of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, all with a 21st century twist. Comparisons don’t suffice—Sowers is a true original. Davina Sowers voice and vigor have earned the Vagabonds quite a following throughout the United States, Europe, England, and South America.

 

Contemporary Instrumental Groups

Monday, November 4, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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.

Choral Invitational Concert

Thursday, November 7, 2019  7:30 PM
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 North Fifth Street, Mankato, MN


$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the entrance to the church.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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: Joyann Parker

Saturday, November 16, 2019  7:30 PM

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

507-625-9904

 


$12.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Friday, November 15 at 12:00 noon)  
$15.00 day of show

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hooligans.


MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30 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 November 11-15.


JOYANN PARKER is the best Twin Cities female singer you've never heard. Imagine a sober Janis Joplin. And that's a good thing. Imagine a taller Shemekia Copeland without the my-dad-was-a-blues-star pedigree. And that's a really good thing. There's pain in Parker's heart - and in just about every song she writes and sings. And, onstage, the grimace on her face, the clenched fists and the ache in her roar let her listeners know that she knows hurt...whatever she plays, Parker owns it.  She's a powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals

 

Percussion Ensembles

Sunday, November 17, 2019  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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 Bands

Thursday, November 21, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 


======= 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, November 24, 2019  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 




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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 Groups

Thursday, December 5, 2019  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Parking: Performing Arts 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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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.

Holiday Choral Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN


$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.

MSU students must preregister at mnsu.edu/music/events 

 

Ticket package discounts for general admission tickets are available.  

Call 507.389.5549

 

 



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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.