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Dec. 11: OK Factor to Perform in Centennial Student Union

Cello-violin duo will perform in the Hearth Lounge.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union News Release, 11-26-2018

Mankato, Minn. -- The OK Factor, a cello-violin duo, will offer a break from finals week and help welcome in the holiday season with a Tuesday, Dec. 11, free performance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Hearth Lounge.

As part of the CSU "Finals Week Stressbusters," the CSU Serendipity Music Series performance features Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist performing a unique "genre-bending" string performance that the duo labels as new-classical crossover. The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community, where they were named finalists for the prestigious McKnight fellowships for musicians in 2018.

The duo returns for their second December StressBusters performance after a 2017 Serendipity Music Series debut that featured their newly-released holiday CD titled, "Have Yourself An OK Christmas." This year's performance comes as the duo prepares to release its fourth CD - "Love, The OK Factor" - offering a selection of lullabies and love songs.

The CSU Serendipity Music Series offers free midweek, midday performances for the campus and Mankato area community that spotlights Minnesota musicians with "street-corner serenade" style performances. Passers-by can stop to listen on the way to class, or bring their lunch and enjoy some of Minnesota's finest musicians. The performances are sponsored by the Centennial Student Union with support through the student activity fee.

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