Department of Music

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Department of Music

Performance Series: The Jimmys with Steve V and The Knockouts

Saturday, April 1, 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, April 1 at 12:00 noon)
$18.00 day of show

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM with Steve V and The Knockouts.  The Jimmys play at 8:15 PM (two sets).  

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

Madison, Wisconsin, blues powerhouse group The Jimmys perform a sensational mixture of blues and R & B. The group’s sound features killer horns, greasy guitars, funky keys, and an “in the pocket” rhythm section with the heart and soul the size of Brazil. After listening to The Jimmys latest CD, ‘Hot Dish’, Marcia Ball said, “Wow!  I love this record!  It’s funky and rambunctious and I was dancing from the first note.”  The music publication Downbeat called ‘Hot Dish’ one of the best albums of 2016.


NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($15.00) ARE AVAILABLE AT HOOLIGANS UNTIL 3:00 PM DAY OF SHOW. TICKETS ARE $18.00 AFTER THIS

 

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


 

Performance Series: Nimco Yasin

Saturday, April 8, 2017  7:30 PM
South Central College
Conference Center
1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN




$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Friday, April 7 at 12:00 noon)
$20.00 day of show

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times.

Because of their status, artists were among the first to be impacted by increasing political instability in Somalia in the late 80s. Yasin fled Somalia to the UK in 1989, shortly before the onset of civil war, which nearly wiped out the country’s rich artistic traditions. Since then, Yasin has rebuilt her career as a professional artist. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.


 

 


 

University Contemporary Vocal Ensembles

Thursday, April 20, 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 Spring Choral Concert

Sunday, April 23, 2017  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.

University Orchestra

Tuesday, April 25, 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 Jazz Bands and Jazz Combo

Thursday, April 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.

A Musical Revue - SATURDAY

Saturday, April 29, 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.

A Musical Revue - SUNDAY

Sunday, April 30, 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.