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April 19: New York Singer/Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky

Performance in Halling Recital Hall.

2015-04-20
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 4-7-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Performance Series will present a night of intimate folk music featuring New York City singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky on Sunday, April 19. The Department of Music concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. General admission is $15; tickets for University students are $13 with a valid MavCard.

A hidden gem among American singer-songwriters, Kaplansky is bringing her family with her—figuratively speaking. The acclaimed NYC-based musician’s most recent album, "Reunion," draws inspiration from her immigrant grandmother and the rest of her social circle to sing tales of life, death, and other commonalities of the human experience.

Kaplansky’s voice continues to remain in high demand by her peers. She can be heard on recently released albums by Nanci Griffith and John Gorka. Kaplansky has joined with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to celebrate the revitalization in contemporary songwriting, recording some of their favorite songs written by other artists. The resulting album, "Cry, Cry, Cry," called by The New Yorker, “a collection of lovely harmonization with pure emotion,” met with tremendous commercial success and resulted in a national tour of sold-out concerts.

Those who wish to purchase concert tickets online may do so online at www.mnsu.edu/music/. Those who want concert information may call the Performance Series office at 507-389-5549. Those with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation may call 507-389-2077 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least two days before the event. 

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