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Sept. 24: Jazz Vocalist Maud Hixson, Pianist Rick Carlson

Concert is in Halling Recital Hall.

2019-08-21
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 8-16-2019

MANKATO, Minn. – Jazz vocalist Maud Hixson (pictured) and pianist Rick Carlson will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Hixson is a singer of classic jazz and popular songs of the 20th century. Many of her shows focus on songs written by women during the 1930s and 1940s, an era Hixson says is one of the most fertile periods for women songwriters.

Hixson made her Guthrie Theater debut in 2010, performed at the New York Cabaret Convention in 2011 at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and in 2012 appeared in concert with composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett as part of the Midtown Jazz Series in New York.

Carlson taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast catalogs of Count Basie and Duke Ellington while absorbing their musical technique. He is a sought-after accompanist and has served as pianist and musical director for various Twin Cities concert series and theatre productions.

Minnesota State Mankato students are admitted free with a valid MavCARD and by preregistering for the concert at www.mnsu.edu/music/events. Concert admission for community members is $10 (advance purchase) and $12 at the door. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.

Advance purchase ticket package discounts are available for community members. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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