Department of Music

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Department of Music

Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 24, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
The Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble performs new and classic works of the Wind Band repertoire with the highest level of musicianship. Dr. Amy K. Roisum Foley conducts the Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble.

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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.

University Contemporary Vocal Ensembles with The Ellis Street Singers

Sunday, October 8, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 Jazz Bands

Thursday, October 12, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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: Heartland Marimba Ensemble

Monday, October 16, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

The HEARTLAND MARIMBA QUARTET is an ensemble of four dynamic solo performers. The ensemble tours the nation regularly and is featured as artist-in-residence annually each summer at the Heartland Marimba Festival Academy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The performers are accomplished and award winning solo players. The group was formed in order to provide a strong presence and public image year-round for the Heartland Marimba Festival, and to forge a path of gainful opportunities for professional marimba players. 


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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 Orchestra

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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: Jack Klatt

Thursday, October 19, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Clever, ragtime flavored tunes and a great guitarist to boot. Great songs with witty lyrics and when he’s taking a break from a hard luck troubadour’s verse, he’s tickling our ears with fancy fingerpicking and note flying.

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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 Concert Bands

Sunday, October 22, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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, October 28, 2017  8:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$18.00 in advance (online advance sales and sales at Hooligans end on Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 noon)
$20.00 day of show

MUSIC STARTS AT 8:00 PM. No support act.

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds with influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits. The Vagabonds have appeared at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the 2013 and 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. 

 

NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES ($18.00) END ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($18.00) END AT HOOLIGANS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 12:00 NOON. TICKETS ARE $20.00 AFTER THIS TIME AND DATE.

 

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for event information.

Fall Choral Concert (Sunday Concert)

Sunday, October 29, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
The Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and the University Chorale present a concert featuring spirituals, traditional choral repertoire, and music from other countries sung in native languages. Dr. David Dickau directs the groups.


Pop Music and Intro to Music students: This concert is not available for concert attendance credit.

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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 Fall Choral - MONDAY EVENING

Monday, October 30, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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: Nooky Jones

Thursday, November 2, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Nooky Jones is a six-piece group from Minneapolis that blends soul, jazz, R&B, and funk to create a warm, deeply grooving sound. The band is composed of some of the most forward thinking players in Minneapolis performing some of Minnesota’s freshest music featuring sophisticated, seductive and smooth neo-soul 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: Phil Markowitz

Saturday, November 4, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

PHIL MARKOWITZ has been a talented pianist for decades. He began playing piano when he was four. After graduating from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Markowitz formed a fusion group in 1973 called Petrus. Three years later he officially moved to New York City, where he worked with Joe Chambers, Toots Thielemans, Miroslav Vitous, and others. Most significant was his time as a member of the Chet Baker Quartet which resulted in four European tours and several recordings. Markowitz spent 1983-1985 with the Mel Lewis Orchestra and was part of a trio with Al DiMeola and Airto Moreira (which was later expanded to a quintet) that recorded a set for Manhattan. In 1987 Markowitz became a permanent member of the Bob Mintzer Big Band, and in 1990 he began an association with Dave Liebman resulting in a number of recordings. Quite active as a jazz educator, Markowitz has also recorded and/or worked with Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz and Lionel Hampton

 



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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 w/ High School Choirs

Thursday, November 9, 2017  7:30 PM
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church 105 North Fifth Street Mankato, MN
This concert is off-campus at: SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church 105 North Fifth Street, Mankato The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Dickau, present a concert featuring local and regional high school choirs and the two University ensembles. The concert ends with a massed choir performance featuring all vocal performers.
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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 Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, November 12, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 with City Mouse

Saturday, November 18, 2017  7:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, November 18 at 12:00 noon)
$15.00 in advance (advance sales end at Hooligans on Saturday, November 18 at 12:00 noon)
$18.00 day of show

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

ERIK KOSKINEN has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer. With experience stemming from years of traveling north to south and coast-to-coast, Koskinen taps those adventures and encounters in his third album, "America Theatre." Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Erik Koskinen “…the state’s best pure country singer/songwriter ”, and Jim Walsh of MinnPost writes "The real deal: Erik Koskinen's authenticity comes through." Regional favorites CITY MOUSE will open the show.

 

 

 
$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, November 18 at 12:00 noon)
$15.00 in advance (advance sales end at Hooligans on Saturday, November 18 at 12:00 noon)
$18.00 day of show

 

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for event information.

University Concert Bands

Sunday, November 19, 2017  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 Jazz Bands

Monday, November 27, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 Orchestra

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 Contemporary Vocal Ensembles

Thursday, November 30, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
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 Holiday Choral Concert

Sunday, December 3, 2017  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN
The University choral groups will present a Choral Concert. Dr. David Dickau and Mr. Rodney Urtel direct the groups. Compositions will include songs of the season, spirituals, traditional choral repertoire, and music from other countries sung in native languages.
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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.