The Albert Lea Civic Music Association will begin selling tickets for its 2022-23 season on Sunday at its last concert of the current season.
“Sons of the Pioneers” will perform at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Albert Lea High School.
Best known as the original group of “singing cowboys”, the Sons of the Pioneers were instrumental in creating the early sounds of Western music and are beloved by contemporary Western bands. Founded in 1934 by Roy Rogers, this legendary group continues to win fans young and old, playing favorites like ‘Cool Water’, ‘Tumbling Tumbleweeds’ and ‘Happy Trails’.
Civic Music also celebrates its 75th anniversary at the Sunday concert with onstage flowers and recognition from all current and former board members.
Tickets for the 2022-23 season will be sold during intermission and at the end of the concert. Tickets are $50 for adults and $105 for a family. Student prices remain the same at $15.
“We are very excited about the season and think it will be a wonderful season,” said board member Sue Jorgensen.
Entertainment for the 2022-23 season includes the following:
• Copper Street Brass, October 15
This Minneapolis-based sextet brings a fresh perspective to the brass quintet. Fusing brass with keyboards, percussion, guitars and electronic instruments, Copper Street Brass seeks to play all types of music in bold and innovative ways, coupled with a friendly and charming stage presence.
• Jeeyoon Kim, November 18
Jeeyoon Kim began studying piano when she was just 4 years old and delights audiences with a sparkling combination of sensitive artistry, wide emotional range and impeccable technique.
• Brancy & Dugan, December 6
Join John Brancy, a baritone, and Peter Dugan, on the piano, who met when they were students at the Juilliard School. As collaborative partners, they are committed to reinvigorating and reinventing the art song approach.
Brancy is a Grammy-winning baritone with intense musicality and communicative power. Dugan is a regular guest on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” show and has performed with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.
• Frisson, February 25, 2023
Frisson is a new classical band from New York, featuring strings, oboe, clarinet and piano, who are known for performing a variety of genres and styles, including classical, popular, folk and jazz.
Their performance will feature music by Gershwin and Cole Porter, melodies from Appalachian Spring, American themes from music by Dvorak, ragtime by Scott Joplin and possibly a song by Stephen Foster.
• Take3, March 26, 2023
Take3 is a classic crossover trio led by virtuoso violinist Lindsay Deutsch, featuring Jason Stoll on piano and Mikala Schmitz on cello. The group brings the sophistication of rigorous classical musical training and infuses it with the charisma of a rock star, performing pop hits, American favorites and classics, according to its website.