Events

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/music/events/

Fall MSU Student Subscription ticket packages are available August 25!

Minnesota State University students are eligible for music concert ticket discounts. These discounts are offered only to current MSU students possessing a valid MavCard.

Discount ticket subscription packages are ONLY available for purchase at the Music Box Office, Earley Center for Performing Arts 227. Please do so during posted Box Office hours. Box Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 PM and Thursday from 12:00-2:00 PM.

Discount ticket subscription packages are NOT available online.

There are several ways for students to take advantage of ticket discount offers.

  • Students will receive a substantial discount by pre-purchasing online or at the Box Office for one concert. You can not pre-purchase a ticket package online, you can only purchase for individual concerts online. You are able to pre-purchase online until 12:00 PM the day of the concert. At that time, online pre-purchases are no longer available for the concert taking place on that day.
  • Students will realize more savings by pre-purchasing a minimum of three concert tickets for three separate concert events (only at the Music Box Office)
  • Save even more by pre-purchasing four or more concert tickets for four or more separate concert events (only at the Music Box Office)

These discounts apply only to MSU student priced tickets. Discounts do not apply to a group of three or more MSU students purchasing for one concert. Discounts do not apply to General Admission, or K-12 and children priced tickets.

No refunds, exchanges or substitutions of your ticket order. Your ticket order is valid only for the event for which it is issued.

Questions? Call 507-389-5549 or email Dale Haefner

Unless noted, all performances take place in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN.


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Concert seating may reach capacity before the scheduled date of the event due to limited seating in Halling Recital Hall. The Department of Music strongly encourages you to pre-purchase your admission to the concert of your choice.

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For more information on event seating, visit the Reach Us page.



2015 Fall Semester Concerts



The Chiarina Piano Quartet

Comprised of some of the Midwest's most accomplished collaborative artists.

Performance Series Event

Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 PM

 

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Blue Hazard

This five-piece newgrass band merges traditional roots music with folk and contemporary genres.

Performance Series Event

Sunday, September 13, 7:30 PM

 

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The Randy Weeks Band

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

Performance Series Event 

 

Monday, September 14, 7:30 PM.

 

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The Bass Brand Brass Band

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

Performance Series Event

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30 PM

 

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Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 27, 3:00 PM

 

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Cantus

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.

Performance Series Event

Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 PM

 

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Sowah Mensah and Sankofa

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.

Performance Series Event

Sunday, October 4, 7:30 PM

 

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The Dumpy Jug Bumpers

Heidi 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.

Performance Series Event 

Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 PM

 

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University Jazz Big Bands and Contemporary Ensembles

Thursday, October 8, 7:30 PM

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Maverick Machine Indoor Marching Band Concert

Ted Paul Theatre

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 PM

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The Jillian Rae Band

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.”

Performance Series Event

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 PM

 

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The Erik Koskinen Band

Since moving to Minneapolis eight years ago, 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.

Support Act: City Mouse

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

This event will take place at Hooligans, 1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato.

Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase or held at the door.

Saturday, October 17 --- Music starts at 7:30 PM.

  • $15 General admission

 

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University Concert Bands

Sunday, October 18, 3:00 PM

 

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Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra

Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 PM

 

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Fall Choral Concert: Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorale

Sunday, October 25, 3:00 PM

 

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 Fall Choral Concert: Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorale  (Repeat Concert)

Monday, October 26, 7:30 PM

 

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Rob Meany and Terramara

Rob Meany is an award-winning singer-songwriter from the Twin Cities. Critics has compared his original music styles to Billy Joel, Elton John, and Steely Dan.

Performance Series Event

Sunday, November 1, 7:30 PM

Listen to Rob Meany

 

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Choral Invitational Concert

Thursday, November 5, 7:30 PM

 This concert is at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 North Fifth Street, Mankato.

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A Musical Revue

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 PM

 

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A Musical Revue

Sunday, November 8, 3:00 PM

 

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University Percussion Ensemble

Monday, November 9, 7:30 PM

 

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University Jazz Big Bands

Thursday, November 19, 7:30 PM

 

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The Jimmys

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.

Saturday, November 21 --- Music starts at 8:30 PM. The Jimmys will play two sets.

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

This event will take place at Hooligans, 1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato.

Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase or held at the door.

  • $15 Advance admission
  • $18 Day of show

 

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University Concert Bands

Sunday, November 22, 3:00 PM


Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchesta

Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 PM

 

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University Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM

 

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Holiday Choral Concert

Sunday, December 6, 3:00 PM

 This concert is at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 South Broad  Street, Mankato.

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