Department of Music

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Department of Music

Performance Series Event: Bingham and Thorne

Thursday, September 1, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

On a big stage or in a small club Bingham and Thorne deliver a powerful show. By fusing their different styles and experiences they bring out the best in each other, offering the listener a fresh approach to a classic blues form.


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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

Thursday, September 8, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

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.

Performance Series: The Erik Koskinen Band w/ City Mouse

Saturday, September 17, 2016  8:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$15.00 General Admission  (online advance sales end on Friday, September 16 at 12:00 noon)
 

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30 PM with City Mouse.

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."

NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($15.00) ARE AVAILABLE AT HOOLIGANS UNTIL 3:00 PM DAY OF SHOW. 

 

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

Performance Series Event: Rio Nido

Sunday, September 18, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

The popular vocal jazz trio Rio Nido emerged from the heady days of the Minneapolis West Bank music scene of the early 1970’s, playing at the legendary New Riverside Cafe and Extempore Coffeehouse. Rio Nido specializes in Classic Jazz and Swing of the 1930’s and 40’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.

Performance Series Event: Jack Klatt Band

Tuesday, September 20, 2016  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.

Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 25, 2016  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.

Performance Series Event: John Gorka

Sunday, October 2, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Hallingg Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
John Gorka is a contemporary American folk musician. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.

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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.

David Viscoli Faculty Piano Recital

Sunday, October 9, 2016  3:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Early Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Pianist, David Viscoli, has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Additionally, he is often sought after as a guest master class instructor, both nationally and internationally. David Viscoli is currently Professor of Piano at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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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: An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

Tuesday, October 11, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s latest CD release, Still Fighting the War, spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ music delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. Cleaves delivers equal measures of hope and resignation throughout this release as life lessons slide subtly through side doors.

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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 Contemporary Ensembles

Thursday, October 13, 2016  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: Bernard Allison Group

Saturday, October 15, 2016  8:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$15.00 General Admission  (online advance sales end on Friday, September 16 at 12:00 noon)
 

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30 PM with City Mouse.

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.
Bernard Allison is the guitar-playing, singing, and songwriting son of late legendary blues guitarist Luther Allison. True to form for this chip off the old block, the young Allison injects every bit as much energy into his live shows as his father did. Bernard counts among his influences icons like Albert King, Muddy Waters, and Freddie King, and later, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter

NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($15.00) ARE AVAILABLE AT HOOLIGANS UNTIL 3:00 PM DAY OF SHOW. 

 

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

Performance Series Event: Blue Hazard

Sunday, October 16, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Blue Hazard is a young bluegrass band that recently released its third album. The five-piece band, consisting of three siblings and friends, merges its traditional roots with folk and contemporary genres.


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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 Community Orchestra

Tuesday, October 18, 2016  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

Thursday, October 20, 2016  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 Concert Bands

Sunday, October 23, 2016  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.

Fall Choral Concert (Sunday Concert)

Sunday, October 30, 2016  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 31, 2016  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: Dusty Heart

Tuesday, November 1, 2016  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the recently formed duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined as Dusty Heart fuse to create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its 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.

Choral Invitational Concert w/ High School Choirs

Thursday, November 3, 2016  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.

Band Extravaganza

Saturday, November 5, 2016  3:00 PM
Bresnan Arena in the
Taylor Center
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.

Charting Changes: Women, Words & Music - SATURDAY PERFORMANCE

Saturday, November 12, 2016  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.

Charting Changes: Women, Words & Music - SUNDAY PERFORMANCE

Sunday, November 13, 2016  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 Percussion Ensemble

Monday, November 14, 2016  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 Electronic Music Instrumental Collective

Thursday, November 17, 2016  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: Sonny Knight and the Lakers

Saturday, November 19, 2016  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, March 20 at 12:00 noon)
$18.00 day of show

MUSIC STARTS AT 8:00 PM with Sonny Knight (two sets). No support act.

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.
Minneapolis soulman Sonny Knight may have debuted with great promise in 1965, but for personal reasons he wound up retiring from music to be a truck driver, and the loss was the music world’s. Once in awhile, though, history finds a way to correct its wrongs. Sonny Knight’s new album with his band The Lakers is titled I’m Still Here, and “Here” has multiple meanings for Knight. It’s Minneapolis, where he grew up and first started singing. “Here” also represents the soul music that he first started performing in his teens before life took him in different directions.

NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20 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 TIME AND DATE.

 

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

University Concert Bands

Sunday, November 20, 2016  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.

Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  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 & Contemporary Ensembles

Thursday, December 1, 2016  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 4, 2016  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.