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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Music

Concerts, Festivals, and Events

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

Spring MSU Student Subscription ticket packages are available January 14!

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 1:00-2:00 PM, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 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 12:01 PM the day of the concert. At that time, online pre-purchases are no longer available.
  • 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.


Tickets

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.



2014 Spring Semester Concerts

Tickets for Spring 2014 events go on sale Monday, January 6.



Scottie Miller

High energy New Orleans piano style.

Performance Series Event

Thursday, January 23, 7:30 PM

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Mary Jane Alm with Boyd Lee 

Respected Twin Cites musician, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter.

Performance Series Event

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 PM

Listen to Mary Jane Alm

 

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The Sena Ehrhardt Band

Blind Pig Records recording artist  Sena Ehrhardt is  one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today.

Lead-off act: The Lisa Wenger Band

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

This event will take place at Hooligans, 1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato. Advance purchase ends on Friday, February 7 at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase or will be held at the door.

Saturday, February 8, Music starts at 8:00 PM with The Lisa Wenger Band

  • $10 Advance admission
  • $12 Day of Show

Listen to The Sena Ehrhardt Band 

 

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The Chastity Brown Band

Brown is a singer-songwriter whose music is steeped in gospel and soul, country and blues. She writes songs full of detail and character, songs that are never in a hurry, songs that hang in your head long after they have finished.

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

Sunday, February 9, 7:30 PM

  • $13 MSU students with valid MavCard (student discounts available), K-12 students and children
  • $15 General admission

Listen to The Chastity Brown Band 

 

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The Barley Jacks

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who play their own version of NewGrass music. 

Performance Series Event  

Tuesday, February 11 , 7:30 PM

Listen to The Barley Jacks 

 

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The New Standards

The New Standards are a unique jazz trio that is making a splash around the world with their engaging performances and extraordinary musical interpretations of current chart hits.  

 

Sunday, February 16 , 7:30 PM 

Listen to The New Standards

 

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Victor Wainright 

Wainwrights’ boogie/blues piano style has earned him the 2013 Blues Music Award, "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year". 

Performance Series Event  

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 PM

Listen to Victor Wainright

 

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Gregory Partain

Renowned classical pianist Gregory Partain performs as part of the 2014 Bunny Just Piano Festival. 

 

Performance Series Event 

Sunday, February 23, 7:30 PM

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University Concert Bands

featuring David Viscoli

Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 PM

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Jazzfest 2014 with The JazzMN Orchestra

Premier Twin Cites professional jazz orchestra showcasing outstanding jazz musicians from the Upper Midwest.

Performance Series Event 

Saturday, March 1, 7:30 PM

Listen to the JazzMN Orchestra 

 

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Winter Choral Concert #1 (Sunday)

Attention Pop Music and Intro to Music students. You will NOT receive concert attendance credit for attending this concert.

 

Sunday, March 2, 3:00 PM

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Winter Choral Concert #2 (Monday)

Monday, March 3, 7:30 PM

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University Jazz Groups: Jazz Lab Band, Combos, Singers

Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 PM

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Willie Porter

Spend an evening with guitarist Willy Porter and experience a rare closeness between artist and audience.

Performance Series Event 

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 PM

Listen to Willie Porter

 

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University Orchestra

Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 PM

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The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

CALJE was formed to fuse the rich musical treasures of Afro-Latin American music and fusion jazz.

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

Sunday, March 30, 7:30 PM

Listen to The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

 

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Stewart Ross, trombone

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 PM

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The Kasota Piano Trio

Lydia Miller, violin; Joseph Rodgers, cello; David Viscoli, piano

Sunday, April 6, 3:00 PM

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Davina and the Vagabonds

Davina's vocals are unreal. She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the bands sound is vintage and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz. 

 

Lead-off Act: City Mouse

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU - The Maverick

This event will take place at Hooligans, 1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato. Advance purchase ends on Thursday, April 10 at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase.

Saturday, April 12, Music starts at 8:00 PM with City Mouse

  • $10 MSU advance admission
  • $12 Day of Show

Listen to Davina and The Vagabonds

 

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Stephanie Thorpe, soprano, and Kimm Julian, baritone

Sunday, April 13, 3:00 PM

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A Little Chamber Music 

featuring Department of Music music ensembles

 

Monday, April 14, 7:30 PM

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University Jazz Big Bands

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 PM

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University Orchestra

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 PM

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A Spring Concert

featuring the Chamber Singers, University Chorale and the Symphonic Band

Location: Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 North 5th Street, MANKATO

 

Sunday, April 27, 4:00 PM

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University Jazz Combos and Jazz Singers

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 PM

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Ray Bonneville

Many of those familiar with Red House recording artist Ray Bonneville know that he is a hard driving, blues influenced, song and groove man who often writes about people who live on the fringe of society. 

Performance Series Event 

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 PM

Listen to Ray Bonneville 

 

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Performances of Carmina Burana

Friday, May 2, 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 3, 2:00 PM

The performances will take place in the Ted Paul Theatre of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

Tickets are not available on this purchasing site.

Go to the MSU Theatre Box Office site, or call the Theatre Box Office at 507-389-6661.