B’NAI ABRAHAM MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
All Programs Free of Charge to the Public
Järvenpää SingersFriday, May 19th, 3:00 PM
- Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 PM
Steve Solkela is a 22 year old musician from the Range community of Palo, Minnesota! He is a recent graduate with a major in music from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He was a regular in The Rowan Opera Company, and several choirs and bands. He has traveled all over the Midwest, Finland, and New Jersey with his band called “Overpopulated” which dabbles in genres spanning Opera, Polka, Heavy Metal, and Folk. He will be performing solo and will often accompany himself on an accordion.
- July 13th, 7:00 PM
Northern Lights Festival Musicians Under the Direction of Veda Zuponcic
The Northern Lights Music Festival is a three-week classical 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, 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 celebrate and showcase the architectural gems found in Northeastern Minnesota.
- Saturday, July 27th, 2:00 PM
Singing Slovenes Under the Direction of Frank Bucar
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 Slovenian 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; Slovenia, 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, August 17th, 3:00 PM
The Järvenpää Singers are a group from Duluth who sing folk, sacred and patriotic songs in the Finnish language and who dedicate their music to uphold and promote the Finnish culture. The Järvenpää Singers are under the direction of Dave Tucci.
- Saturday, September 28th, 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 28th, 2019 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.
A Touch of Class, Greg Barnes Director
A group of male and female voices from across the Iron Range. They sing choral jazz music, as well as other popular music from the last few decades. They have been performing for almost two years. We are pleased to welcome them to B’nai Abraham.