Department of Music

Performance Series Event: The Chiarina Piano Quartet
Tuesday, September 08, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

The Chiarina Piano Quartet is comprised of some of the Midwest's most accomplished collaborative artists featuring Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin; Nancy Nehring, viola; Mark Rudoff, cello; and David Viscoli, piano. The quartet gathers for an evening of superb classical music performance. 


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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.

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Performance Series Event: Blue Hazard
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 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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Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

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Performance Series Event: Randy Weeks with The Erik Koskinen Band
Monday, September 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Randy Weeks is the consummate songwriter’s songwriter. Soundtracking the ever-present undercurrent of our popular culture, Weeks’ music can be heard on international radio stations, Grammy award winning albums, and in feature films.


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Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

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Performance Series Event: Bass Brand Brass Band
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Bass Brand Brass Band performs a unique style of upbeat, all acoustic New Orleans street music.


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Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 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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Performance Series Event: Cantus
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Hallingg Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Cantus is hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America. Cantus enjoys an active performing schedule and is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personality

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Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

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Performance Series Event: Sowah Mensah and Sankofa
Sunday, October 04, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Hallingg Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
A “Master Drummer,” Sowah Mensah performs music from Ghana and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2000 as a soloist in David Fanshaw’s African Sanctus. Mensah is currently a professor at both Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. Mensah will appear with Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble.

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Performance Series Event: The Dumpy Jug Bumpers
Tuesday, October 06, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

The Dumpy Jug Bumpers are a string band that brings back the reckless sounds of country blues, ragtime, and jug band music from the era of 78 RPM records. They transform any stage into a barrelhouse romp, performing on a menagerie of stringed instruments and hand made percussion accompaniment. 


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University Jazz Bands and Contemporary Ensembles
Thursday, October 08, 2015, 7:30PM
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.

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Performance Series Event: The Jillian Rae Band
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, gives her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives in life in the face of struggle and disappointment. The Minneapolis Star and Tribune calls Rae, “A triple treat on vocals, fiddle, and songwriting.”


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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.

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Performance Series: The Erik Koskinen Band
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 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, October 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, OCTOBER 16 AT 12:00 NOON. ADVANCE SALES ($15.00) ARE AVAILABLE AT HOOLIGANS UNTIL 3:00 PM DAY OF SHOW. 

 

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University Concert Bands
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 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.

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Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 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.

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University Fall Choral - SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 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.

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University Fall Choral - MONDAY EVENING
Monday, October 26, 2015, 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.

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Performance Series Event: Rob Meany and Terramara
Sunday, November 01, 2015, 7:30 PM
Elias J. Hallingg Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Rob Meany and Terramara create original piano-based pop rock, melding smart songcraft and clever lyrics with catchy melodies, tight grooves, rich harmonies and an edgy, rock sensibility. For its third full-length release, “Dust & Fiction”, the band teamed with producer Jon Herchert to create its most sonically rich album yet. 

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Choral Invitational Concert w/ High School Choirs
Thursday, November 05, 2015, 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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A Musical Revue - SATURDAY PERFORMANCE
Saturday, November 07, 2015, 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.

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A Musical Revue - SUNDAY PERFORMANCE
Sunday, November 08, 2015, 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.

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University Percussion Ensemble
Monday, November 09, 2015, 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.

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University Jazz Bands
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 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.

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Performance Series: The Jimmys
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8:00 PM
Hooligan's
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
507-625-9904

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Friday, November 20 at 12:00 noon)
$18.00 day of show

MUSIC STARTS AT 8:00 PM with The Jimmys. No support act. The Jimmys will play two sets this evening.

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 a dynamic “in the pocket” rhythm section.



NOTE: ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 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.

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Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra
Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 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.

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University Contemporary Ensembles
Thursday, December 03, 2015, 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.

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University Holiday Choral Concert
Sunday, December 06, 2015, 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.
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