The start of the spring semester is just around the corner, and you know what that means - live music will be kicking off again soon at the National Music Museum!
Starting January 28th, the Spring 2024 season of NMM Live! promises to strike a chord among music lovers. One of our busiest seasons yet, 10 performances are coming your way, from the Baroque to the bombastic, and many stops in between.
In addition to the thrilling experience of a live concert in our intimate Janet L. Wanzek Performance Hall, many of these performances will be live-streamed on our website. See the event pages for more information on live-stream schedules and access.
THE SPRING LINEUP
January 28, 2024 | 2PM
The Rawlins Piano Trio
Susan Keith Gray, Ioana Galu, and Sonja Kraus
The Rawlins Piano Trio is a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars, distinguishing itself in arts outreach, masterclasses and a variety of performances. Their diverse repertoire ranges from standard works to new and undiscovered pieces deserving to be brought into the public light. Owing to its expertise as a preeminent interpreter of American music, the ensemble has recorded five CDs of these works. The members of the Trio are on the faculty of the University of South Dakota Department of Music.
February 16, 2024 | 12PM
Andrea Ross & Robbie Erhard
Music for voice and cello, from Broadway to Classical and Jazz
The musical duo of internationally renowned vocalist Andrea Ross and her husband, principal cellist of the South Dakota Symphony, Robbie Erhard, blend their musical backgrounds to put an intimate and inventive spin on heartwarming songs from Broadway, jazz, folk and classical traditions. Andrea’s crystalline voice is balanced beautifully by the depth of Robbie’s cello playing. Their original arrangements feature layered harmonies and nuanced variation in the cello to create a rich yet intimate accompaniment to the voice. Together, they craft a heartfelt experience that transcends the boundaries of genre, delivering both nostalgic charm and technical mastery.
March 1, 2024 | 12PM
Morgan Carnes & Dylan Lewis
Humbletown is a folk/bluegrass duo featuring Morgan Carnes on clawhammer banjo and Dylan Lewis on flatpick guitar and mandolin. The duo primarily writes their own songs in eclectic styles but also plays traditional songs, fiddle tunes, and folk and country covers. The duo prides itself on unique harmonies and vibrant traditional and improvisational instrumentals. They have shared the stage with Trout Steak Revival, Woodbelly, Charlie Parr, Jalan Crossland, and John Craigie. They have performed at Revival Music Festival and at the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition. They also won the 2018 South Dakota Folk Off contest.
March 15, 2024 | 12PM
Holly Haddad & Logan Wadley
Music for Clarinet and Tuba
Holly Haddad is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. She has appeared in venues ranging from Lincoln Center in New York to the historic Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. Logan Wadley is currently a graduate student at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, studying with Justin Benavidez. His professional performances include the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Touch of Brass Quintet, Dakota Ragtime Trio, and Steel Groove, as well as performing the Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto with the Sioux City Municipal Band during their summer series.
March 29, 2024 | 12PM
Jason Laczkoski & Brett Cooper
"Pardon Our French," featuring works by Eychenne, Canteloube, Bedard, Saint-Saens, and Decruc
Described by Eugene Rousseau as, “a talented saxophonist,” Jason T. Laczkoski is an experienced performer, conductor, and educator. Jason has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States in addition to frequent appearances at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences and the International Navy Saxophone Symposium. He has performed with both collegiate and high school orchestras as a featured soloist. Brett Cooper, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the Senior Development Associate and Volunteer Services Coordinator at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a pianist and organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church and is pursuing his master’s degree in piano performance at the University of South Dakota as a student of Dr. Susan Keith Gray.
April 12, 2024 | 12PM
Featuring the NMM’s Javanese Kyai Rengga Manis Everist played by Tatag, Vermillion’s campus-community ensemble
A dedicated ensemble of volunteers was formed shortly after the arrival of the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan. Eventually being given the name of Tatag, the group exemplifies the characteristics of what the name means: strong will, strong determination, showing compassion. Members of the group have ranged in age from 6 to 80, and members commute from as far away as Orange City.
April 14, 2024 | 2PM
Featuring the NMM's Kraemer clavichord
Marcia Hadjimarkos performs, records, and teaches on a variety of keyboards instruments from the earliest Florentine piano to its modern counterpart, with particular interest in clavichords and historic pianos both grand and square. An Oregon native, she now lives in France, and studied the fortepiano with Jos Van Immerseel at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique after earning degrees in piano performance and French from the University of Iowa.
April 19, 2024 | 12PM
Traditional Scandinavian music for Flute
Twinflower is the wooden flute duo featuring Amy Shaw and Laura MacKenzie. Named for a wildflower that is native to both North America and Sweden, Twinflower performs traditional music from Scandinavia on two wooden flutes. The duo’s special focus is the vibrant flute tradition that existed in parts of Sweden during the 19th and early 20th centuries. When people think of folk music, the fiddle often comes to mind; however, the wooden flute was another popular instrument in the Nordic countries. In the southern provinces of Sweden, many flute players in rural places had rich repertoires of polskas, waltzes, and other dance tunes. Many of these beautiful old flute tunes have been preserved, and a new generation of flute players is literally breathing new life into them.
April 26, 2024 | 12PM
Erika Ribeiro & Francesca Anderegg
"Images of Brazil"
Hailed by the New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations, and precise yet impassioned interpretations, Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order. Renowned for her remarkable musicality, transparency, and the spontaneity of her pianism, Latin Grammy nominee Erika Ribeiro is a truly 21st-century artist always on the search for new performance approaches, and combining diverse styles in her playing and programming.
May 3, 2024 | 12PM
Folk Americana Trio, featuring Noah & Chloe Gose and Andrew Vaggalis
The Wildwoods are an enchanting Folk/Americana trio based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose flowing songwriting tandem has been praised by Paste Magazine as "focused and charmingly human". The Wildwoods' delicate melodies and descriptive lyrics come from nature, love, experiences from the road, and growing up in Nebraska. Comprised of husband and wife team Noah (guitar) and Chloe Gose (violin), as well as Andrew Vaggalis (bass), The Wildwoods draw inspiration from a wide range of influences including the styles of: Watchhouse, The Decemberists, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nickel Creek, Joni Mitchell, and Gregory Alan Isakov. The folk/Americana trio work to harmoniously and delicately blend their voices to create a sound so nostalgic that you may find yourself dreaming and longing for those sweet memories from your former days.
NMM Live! is made possible by the USD Student Government Association, the South Dakota Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate, please contact Disability Services at least 48 hours before an event. Students and the public can contact Disability Services at 605-658-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff should contact Human Resources at 605-658-3660.