Department of Music

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Department of Music

Performance Series: Blue Jupiter

Saturday, January 21, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Blue Jupiter is featured on Lifetime's Reality TV Series 'Pitch Slapped' which airs in the US and the UK. The production chronicles a high school a cappella group, coached by Diana Preisler, through an eight-week competition season.



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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: SONSAX

Monday, January 23, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Through the years, SONSAX has maximized all the different qualities and possibilities of the saxophone and percussion, instruments that due to its versatility allow performing all different styles and rhythms. The Montreal International Jazz Festival describes the Costa Rican band as a "world saxophone quartet" in every sense of word.


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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: Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper

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

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Drew and Liz bring back the sounds of country blues, ragtime, and jug band music from the era of 78 RPM records. They transform any stage into a barrelhouse romp. Liz Draper performs with a number of groups in Minneapolis and tours nationally with the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers


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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: Scottie Miller Band

Thursday, February 9, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Scottie Miller was inducted in to the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage. He has also been the touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster since 2008. The Scottie Miller Band features sterling silver vocals, passionate and hope-filled lyrics, and a funky rhythm section surrounded by powerful electric guitar work. 


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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: Nooky Jones Band

Sunday, February 12, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

NJB 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: Davell Crawford

Thursday, February 16, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Piano legend Davell Crawford has been called The Prince of New Orleans piano. The embodiment of New Orleans’ spirit, genius, and tradition, Davell is recognized as “one of the most talented musicians alive.” For three decades, Davell has been electrifying audiences worldwide with his skill on the piano. Crawford‘s mastery spans beloved Louisiana classics to work fusing his influences in jazz, blues, gospel, zydeco, soul, funk and beyond. Davell is at home playing jazz standards, leading a gospel choir, or composing new songs; they are all transformed by Davell’s exuberant perspective  



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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: Charles Asche

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

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

During a distinguished teaching career of over thirty years, Dr. Charles Asche has been a member of the faculties of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Claremont Colleges in Los Angeles, the International Institute for Young Musicians, and has been a member of the Music Faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara since 1991. Charles Asche has performed internationally as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician.


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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: Twin Cities Hot Club

Thursday, February 23, 2017  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

The Twin Cities Hot Club represents Minnesota in the burgeoning revival of gypsy jazz originally popularized by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France. They recreate not only the famous la pompe that distinguishes this romantic brand of acoustic jazz but also gypsy bossanova, musette, bolero, and swing.


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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 Winter Choral Concert - Sunday, February 26

Sunday, February 26, 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 Winter Choral Concert - Monday, February 27

Monday, February 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 Concert Bands - February 28

Tuesday, February 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 Jazz Bands and Jazz Combo

Thursday, March 2, 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: Marcia Ball

Saturday, March 4, 2017  8:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$20.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, March 4 at 12:00 noon)
$25.00 day of show

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

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

Marcia Ball honed her powerful singing and deft, rollicking keyboard chops while growing up in the small town of Vinton, Louisiana. It was and still is a hotbed of country, blues, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, rockabilly and Gulf Coast “swamp pop”. 

Full-tilt or subtle as the moment demands, this unabashed powerhouse is at home playing roadhouse rock, jump-blues, second line syncopation (a la Professor Longhair), R&B, deep soul, and ballads. What’s more, Ball’s great singing and songwriting are matched by superb piano playing that is eclectic and effective.

The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.”
Rolling Stone Magazine writes, "Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth."

 

NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($20.00) ARE AVAILABLE AT HOOLIGANS UNTIL 3:00 PM DAY OF SHOW. TICKETS ARE $25.00 AFTER THIS TIME AND DATE.

 

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

Charting Changes: Women, Words and Music

Saturday, March 18, 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, March 21, 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 Pop Rock Showcase

Thursday, March 23, 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: 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.


 

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.