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March 23: Pop/Rock Ensembles to Perform

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 3-1-2017

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a performance featuring student musicians on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of E.J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for the Performing Arts. The musicians are supervised by
Michael Olson.

The pop/rock showcase features some of the University’s best songwriters and producers. Eight songwriters and producers will play pieces in genres from rock to pop to hip hop.

“The concert will be very exciting,” Olson said. “Each student musician has written and arranged their own original music. The concert will give them the opportunity to display their musical talents to the audience.”

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. Michael 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.

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 For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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