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Jan. 23: Faculty Concert by Michael Olson

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

2018-01-03
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-2-2018

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a performance featuring Michael Olson on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of E.J. Halling Recital Hall in the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

The multi-dimensional concert will feature original electronic/ambient compositions by Olson. He currently serves as assistant professor of music composition and music technology at Minnesota State Mankato.

Olson is a composer, producer, and musician. Olson’s concert music has been performed throughout the world, including the International Computer Music Conference (New York), Beijing Science Museum (China), SEAMUS National Conference (Miami) and Indian Institute of Technology TechFest (Mumbai), among others. Olson has received numerous awards including ASCAPLus Awards (2007-2015), finalist for the ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission and first prize at the Georgia Southern Research Awards.

Olson’s music, performance and production can also be heard on more than 20 albums spanning the genres of folk to pop, on numerous record labels. His music has been featured in films and television, including programs on MTV, VH1, E!, Spike, ABC, NBC, PBS and CBS.

Olson’s records “Fashionably Late” and “Still Going With The Lights Out” have received radio airplay on more than 200 stations across the U.S, Canada and Australia. Olson worked on 32 Below’s “Every Little Thing About You,” which reached #66 on the iTunes Country Album Chart and #70 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart. Olson has toured extensively throughout the U.S., and he has shared the stage with acts such as Everclear, Semisonic, Violent Fems, Rick Springfield, Better Than Ezra, Eve6 and Josh Turner.

General admission is $9 and $7 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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