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Feb. 20: Chris Koza

Concert is in Halling Recital Hall.

2020-02-21
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News release, 1-13-2020

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music will present composer and performer Chris Koza in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Avenue.

Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case and Dan Wilson, among others. Koza’s music is born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, building on the rich Americana tradition.

His music appears regularly on ABC’s “General Hospital” and “60 Minutes,” and his song “Be Wild” will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming state of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song “The Wolves and the Ravens” was featured in Ben Stiller’s film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

The music Koza produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Koza both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies and imaginative production choices. Koza never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story.

General admission for the concert is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Minnesota State Mankato students will be admitted free with a valid MavCARD. Performance Series ticket packages are available for those who pre-purchase. For more information visit link.mnsu.edu/musictickets or call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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