A new season
MARSHALL – From jazz to a cappella, the upcoming Marshall Area Fine Arts Council’s concert series will have something for everyone.
MAFAC recently announced its 2014-2015 Concert Series. All performances will be in the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School.
Karen Bakke, chairwoman of MAFAC’s performance committee, said the committee tries to change things up from the previous year’s series.
“We try to have something different from the year before,” Bakke said.
Marshall has reciprocity agreements with the concert series in Montevideo and Redwood Falls.
“When we all get done voting, we wonder how many duplicates we have,” Bakke said. This year, there’s only one duplicate concert among the Redwood Falls and Montevideo series, Bakke said.
Kicking off the series in Marshall is Six Appeal, a male a cappella group, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.
“They were very upbeat,” Bakke said. Bakke said Six Appeal performs different eras of music.
Six Appeal will be doing an educational in-service with high school students during its appearance in Marshall, Bakke said.
“I think they will really relate to the high school students,” Bakke said.
Singer Jaimee Paul will take the stage at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. She has recorded eight albums.
“When I think of Jaimee Paul, I think of jazz,” Bakke said. She said that Paul is a smooth-singing jazz performer who sings with a combo.
Cornet Chop Suey will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015. The seven-piece band has been together since 2001 and performs a wide variety of music, which includes traditional jazz, swing, blues and “big production” numbers.
“The sound was so full, they sound like a big band,” Bakke said. “I’m excited to see their performance.”
The last concert of the series will be the family group Link Union at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Hailing from Missouri, Link Union performs all kinds of music, old country, pop, Celtic, Mountain, roots, bluegrass and gospel.
“(I was) thinking that would be a great family concert to bring kids to,” Bakke said.
With the reciprocity agreement with the Minnesota Valley Community Concert Association in Montevideo and the Redwood Falls Community Concert Association, those who buy a subscription with the MAFAC series get into the Montevideo and Redwood Falls concerts for free. The concerts in Montevideo are at the Fine Arts Center, and the concerts in Redwood Falls are at the Redwood Valley Performing Arts Center.
The reciprocity concert dates and times are: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Alliance Brass Quintet, Montevideo; 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, Music of the Carpenters, Redwood Falls; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Tony DeSare, Montevideo; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, Amit Peled, cellist, Redwood Falls; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Todd Oliver and Friends, Redwood Falls; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, Rebecca and Kuba, Montevideo; 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Alliance Brass Quintet, Redwood Falls; 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, Ben Gulley, Montevideo.