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Harmony Night: A Celebration of Folk Music
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$13 – $15
TMORA invites you to experience a truly multi-faceted evening of rich folk music, set in the midst of the main gallery of the Museum.
Sarah Larsson, of regionally-celebrated vocal ensemble “The Nightingale Trio”, presents an evening of harmony and story-rich folk music of Romanian, Yiddish, New Orleans, and Americana traditions. Larsson will perform with her new project Red Thread, presenting music from her upcoming EP: Immigrantke. Also featured will be Minneapolis-New Orleans-Romania acoustic duo Soul Trouvére, and queer Americana icon McKain Lakey.
Doors open at 6:00 | Concert begins at 7:00 | Seating is general admission.
TICKETS: $15 General Admission | $13 TMORA Members
All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open prior to the concert. Please join us.
This event was made possible in part with the support of Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Soul Trouvère is a Minneapolis band that performs original and folk music from the Straits of Magellan to the Kremlin. A founding member of the New Orleans band the Zydepunks, Christian Kuffner plays accordion and sings in more languages than you can shake a stick at. Colleen Bertsch is a violinist who studied and performed music in the Transylvanian countryside, and is a co-founder of the Minneapolis Balkan party band Orkestar Bez Ime.
McKain Lakey: Described by What’s Up Magazine as “a time capsule unearthed, fine-tuned and re-imagined”, Lakey draws creative inspiration from far corners of the American music tradition, tracing the lines of musical lineage that connect Old Time to Rockabilly, Country to Cajun to Dixieland. She’s a dedicated student of tradition, but at once unafraid to stare down convention through the modern lens of her lived experience. Her new album, Somewhere, blurs lines of old and new, referencing musical textures of past eras while unabashedly exploring topics of mental health, family separation, rural identity and queer love.
Red Thread is a new folk-harmony collective, made up of Sarah Larsson, Sophie Javna, Erika Lantz, and Julia Hobart. Singing harmony-forward arrangements of traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Ireland, Britain, and immigrants to the United States, the trio also writes original music deeply rooted in these traditions. Julia Hobart is a fellow of the Cedar Cultural Center’s Cedar Commissions, with her album To Spill My Husband’s Blood; Sarah Larsson is a member of The Nightingale Trio, heard on A Prairie Home Companion and in performance at the Golden Festival in New York and the Irish International A Cappella Festival in Dublin. Erika Lantz is a member of The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists and creator of the Livingston Award-winning podcast The Turning: Sisters Who Left. Sophie Javna is a veteran of the Minneapolis theater community, performing with Open Eye. Each brings a background of research into their own lineage of music traditions, and blending their sound into a set of music representing songs of bounty, harvest, and celebration.