Wednesday, September 18, 2013
ROCHESTER, Minn. —The public is invited to enjoy four
Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in October. Performances will be on Mondays from
12:10 to 1 p.m. in Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level,
Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Building,
10 Third Ave. NW.
The schedule is:
Oct. 7: Leon Joseph Littlebird will perform on
Native American flutes. With his Blackhawk and Navajo roots, Littlebird honors the healing and ceremonial traditions of
Native American flute music. He has recorded with internationally renowned artists and has released four albums.
Oct. 14: Claude Bourbon will perform a medieval and Spanish blues concert. This classically trained guitarist fuses classical and jazz music with Eastern, Spanish and Latin elements. Based in the United Kingdom, Bourbon performs for audiences around the world.
Oct. 21: The John Paulson Quartet will perform a jazz concert. As professor and leader of jazz groups at Winona State and
Saint Mary's universities, Paulson has toured internationally and released four commercial jazz albums and five master class albums for Saxophone Journal. Paulson (tenor sax and flute) joins Twin Cities musicians Adam Mekler (trumpet), Scott Agster (trombone) and Greg Keel (alto sax) in this exceptional quartet.
Oct. 28: The Choral Arts Ensemble performs a concert with video accompaniments. Led by Artistic Director Rick Kvam and presented in collaboration with Rochester Art Center, the concert will feature music of living regional composers, including
Stephen Paulus, Rene Clausen, Kevin Dobbe, Carol Barnett,
Libby Larsen and Dominick Argento.
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program is coordinated by the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester. The series is generously funded by the late Rosemary Willson in memory of her husband, Meredith Willson, who wrote the Broadway musical "The Music Man." The gift is made in gratitude for the couple's care at Mayo Clinic. More information can be found online www.mayoclinic.org/humanities-in-medicine.
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