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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/

Fall MSU Student Subscription ticket packages are available August 26!

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.


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 Fall Semester Concerts

Tickets for Fall 2014 events go on sale Tuesday, August 26.



Bass Brand Brass Band

An eight-piece brass and percussion ensemble playing acoustic News Orleans stylestreet music.

Thursday, September 4, 7:30 PM

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The Last Revel

The Last Revel, a three-piece acoustic group using traditional folk-minded three-part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics. 

Performance Series Event

Thursday, September 11, 7:30 PM

Listen to The Last Revel

 

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The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet  with flamenco dancer Colette Illarde

The Minneapolis Guitar Quarter with flamenco dance Colette Illarde feature music of Spanish composers Enrique Granados and Joaquin Rodrigo arranged by the MGQ. The choreography by Ms. Illarde reflects the extraordinary vitality of Spanish culture and includes Spanish regional and folk dancing, classical ballet and flamenco.

Performance Series Event

Sunday, September 14, 7:30 PM

Listen to The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet 

 

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The Brass Kings

The Brass Kings perform with metal-bodied resophonic guitars, washtub bass, washboard and fiddle, charting the waters of old-time, middle-eastern and bluegrass music.

Performance Series Event 

Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 PM

  • $11 MSU students with valid MavCard (student discounts available), K-12 students and children
  • $12 General admission

Listen to The Brass Kings 

 

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Speaking in Tongues

The collective sound of the group draws on many sources, blending music from four different cultures on a stage full of instruments from all over the world.

Performance Series Event  

Sunday, September 21 , 7:30 PM

Listen to Speaking in Tongues

 

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MN River Valley Wind Ensemble

 

Sunday, September 28 , 3:00 PM 

 

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An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves, one of the more underrated songwriters around, writes gritty, dirt-under-the-nails songs about factory workers, war vets, union jobs, small town life and derailed dreams that might make you think of Bruce Springsteen or James McMurtry or Steve Earle.

Performance Series Event in collaboration with KMSU The Maverick

Monday, September 29, 7:30 PM

Listen to Slaid Cleaves

 

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Communist Daughter

John Solomon and Communist Daughter are glowing reviews from critics all over the United States as the group steps out onto the national stage. Solomon has assembled an Indie/Pop group worth taking note of.

Performance Series Event 

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 PM

Listen to Communist Daughter

 

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University Jazz Bands and Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

 

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 PM

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The April Verch Band

April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now.  Verch is In the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer/songwriter. Her ninth album, “Bright Like Gold”, captures a woman who’s grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist

Performance Series Event 

Sunday, October 12, 7:30 PM

Listen to The April Verch Band

 

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University Orchestra

 

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 PM

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University Concert Bands

 

Sunday, October 19, 3:00 PM

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Fall Choral Concert #1

 

Sunday, October 26, 3:00 PM

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

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Fall Choral Concert (repeat concert)

 

Monday, October 27, 7:30 PM

 

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Rob Meany and Terramara

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.

Performance Series Event

Sunday, November 2, 7:30 PM

Listen to Rob Meany and Terramara

 

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Choral Invitational Concert with the University Concert Choir, Chamber SIngers and Invited High School Choirs

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

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 PM

 

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The Chastity Brown Band

Chastity Brown writes songs that are carried deep in the American psyche, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Touring the United States and Europe, Brown has had half of her life to concoct her powerful sound. She has been hailed by NPR, CMT, American Songwriter, The London TImes, and Paste Magazine as a songwriter to watch.

 

Lead-off Act: The Ericksons

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, November 6 at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase.

Saturday, November 8 --- Music starts at 8:00 PM with The Ericksons

  • $13 Advance Admission
  • $15 Day of Show

Listen to Chastity Brown

 

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The Lowry Hill Chamber Players

Musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chiarina Piano Quartet gather for an evening of superb classical music favorites. The group consists of Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Richard Marshall, viola; Sachiya Isomura, cello; Robert Anderson, double bass; and David Viscoli, piano.

 

Sunday, November 9, 7:30 PM

 

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The Jimmys

Madison, Wisconsin, blues powerhouse group The Jimmys will perform their exciting 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

 

Lead-off Act: Announced at a later date

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, November 20 at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be sent to the address provided when you pre-purchase.

Saturday, November 22, Music starts at 8:00 PM with Act announced at a later date 

  • $13 MSU advance admission
  • $15 Day of Show

Listen to The Jimmys

 

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University Concert Bands

 

Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM

 

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University Percussion Ensemble 

 

Monday, November 24, 7:30 PM

 

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University Jazz Big Bands

 

Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 PM

 

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University Orchestra

 

Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 PM

 

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University Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

 

Thursday, December 4, 7:30 PM

 

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Holiday Choral Concert

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

 

Sunday, December 7, 3:00 PM

 

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