Norwegian Music and Askelad at Homestead of Rochester
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Norwegian Music and Askelad at Homestead of Rochester @ Homestead of Rochester | Rochester | Minnesota | United States

OboeBass! presents a recital featuring music from and inspired by Norway. Favorites by Grieg and Nordraak illustrate the connections between the land and its music. We conclude with a performance of Margi Griebling-Haigh’s Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks, a musical/theatrical retelling of a classic Norwegian folktale, composed for us! We literally wear many hats in this performance, depicting several characters as we play and tell the story. We promise no actual trolls or ducks will be harmed in the course of the performance!

Presentation for MN Music Educators Forum
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
OboeBass! at Sample Night Live
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OboeBass! at Sample Night Live @ Landmark Center Weyerhauser Auditorium  | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

OboeBass! adds a seven minute sample to the fun of Sample Night in their new location in St. Paul’s Landmark Center’s Weyerhauser Auditorium. We’ll play two pieces for English horn and bass by Timothy Goplerud: an arrangement of Monk’s ‘Round Midnight, and “Schubert’s Trout served Four Ways, or Three Fishy Variations on a Familiar Theme.” Our featured image for this event was taken at our first performance for Sample Night, where we had a great time, and were voted “Audience Favorite.”

Classical and Jazzy Nutcracker at Charter House, Rochester
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Classical and Jazzy Nutcracker at Charter House, Rochester @ Charter House | Rochester | Minnesota | United States

Classical and Jazzy Nutcracker. This Holiday program features the stories and music of The Nutcracker, both Tchaikovsky’s original glowing orchestral gem and Duke Ellington’s jazzy Harlem Nutcracker take on these classical tunes. We explore the life and music of both composers, discover what makes something “jazzy,” and tell the tale of The Nutcracker. This is the first in a seven-part monthly series of “Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie” learning programs we offer at Charter House from now until May, 2015 at Charter House of Rochester.

All programs are free and open to the public of all ages!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant
from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative
appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.