B’NAI ABRAHAM MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
All Programs Free of Charge to the Public
- Friday, June 8th, 7:00 PM
Front Porch Sinners with Breanne Tepler
Country Western Music
Straight from Duluth, we welcome Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners. Authentic country music relies on a blend of disparate elements. Honest livin’ and good inten- tions must cross with bad luck, sin and broken hearts. Bre- anne Marie’s musical family has consisted of husband Evan Tepler, on lead guitar; Johnny Peterson on pedal steel, Kailyn Spencer on fiddle, Breanne Marie on guitar/vocals.
- Saturday, June 23rd, 3:00 PM
Bruce Stasch and his group, St. Anthony Main
A Capella Contemporary, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Blues
With more than 40 years of collective experience in a variety of a capella musical styles, this family-friendly group’s varied vocal treatments ranges from do wop and 50s to contemporary, jazz, rock and roll and blues. Named after the city that was founded before Minneapolis, its urban influence creates a unique a cappella sound.
- Saturday, July 14th, 7:00 PM
Northern Lights Festival Musicians – Veda Zuponcic
The Northern Lights Music Festival is a three-week classi- cal music performance program and music school, which is held each summer on the Minnesota Iron Range. Founded fourteen years ago by concert pianist and Aurora native Veda Zuponcic, Northern Lights brings together award winning students and internationally known performers and teachers in a unique program that includes daily lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes and numerous performance opportunities.
Northern Lights is fortunate to have access to an array of historic performance venues such as B’nai Abraham for its concerts and operas. By performing in these unique venues, Northern Lights is not only able to bring the highest level of classical music to Iron Range communities but to cele- brate and showcase the architectural gems found in Northeastern Minnesota.
- Sunday, August 12th, 7:00 PM
An Evening with Alan Phillips and Brent Saari
Guitar & Piano Classic Rock
Both musicians were born and raised on the Mesabi Iron Range. Alan is a guitarist and his repertoire is vast and- spans over five decades. He plays Golden Oldies, Beatles, and contemporary music. His versatility empowers him to perform and delight audiences of all ages. Brent Saari is known as the “Piano Man” by many and can be found tin- kling the ivories around the Iron Range.
- Saturday Afternoon September 15th, 2:00 PM
The Singing Slovenes
Under the direction of Frank Bucar and assistant director Mary Spehar White, “The Singing Slovenes” were formed in the multi-ethnic community of Gary-New Duluth in 1980. The mission of the Minnesota group is to preserve Slove- nian music and cultural heritage. Though the name of the troupe is indicative of the Slovenian heritage, the group boasts a wide and varied number of nationalities. The “Singing Slovenes” represent countries far and wide; Slo- venia, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Poland, France, Norway, Finland, and Sweden.
Sharing the joy of their musical heritage helps promote good fellowship and love of their neighbors through the use of their time and talents. Instrumental accompaniment for the troupe is provided with accordions, guitars, and drums. “The Singing Slovenes” promote fellowship through music and cultural education, sharing the Slovenian heritage and preserving it for current and future generations.
- Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 PM
Harbormasters with Steve Lapatka
The Duluth-Superior Harbormasters Barbershop Chorus will present “Home on the Range,” an afternoon of barbershop harmony on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. The chorus and quartets will be singing four part harmony
in the barbershop style. The chapter has been performing for a wide variety of events in the northeastern Minnesota area since 1953. There will be no admission charge, and a portion of the donations will be given to a worthy cause in the Virginia area.
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