World Music Series

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Each artist in the 2019 World Music Series will be in the area for two-day mini-residencies; performing two free concert previews leading up to a full-length capstone performance. The purpose of this program is to foster among community members an appreciation for music, develop future audience, patrons and contributors for the arts and introduce the community to a variety of musical instruments and genres. Each of the artists to be engaged will be meritorious World Music artists of national or international importance.

Southeast Minnesota has been and will continue to be enriched and challenged by alternative views of the world. Cultural literacy is essential to becoming a well-rounded individual because it points the way to understanding, cooperation, collaboration and problem solving. This vision of this project will enable the department to contribute to a fuller understanding of diverse cultural points of view. Rochester Music Department can help citizens gain insight into how they define their broader community and themselves.

Audiences will be exposed to the creative process and encourage the exploration of the performing arts as a mode of communication, including one that is essential to what it means to be human: to express emotion and feelings. Outreach Service participants will engage artists through “question and answer” sessions to develop knowledge and understanding of World Music, unfamiliar scales and modes, exotic musical instruments, and the musical training of other cultures as well as the “oral tradition” common among World Music performers.


Legacy Mayo Clinic LogosBrought to you by the Friends of Riverside Concerts with additional support by the Mayo Clinic. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Alash Alash

Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Rochester Civic Theatre - Black Box
20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904


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“Riverside Concerts Presents” Tuvan throat singers Alash on Sat, Mar 7 at 7:30p at the Blck Box at Rochester Civic Theatre in Rochester, MN.

ON SALE: 8/19 (Members) • 8/26 (Public)
PRICES: $15.50 (
Members) • $17 (Public)

Sponsored by Arts Midwest and Fox 47. Tickets at 507.328.2200 or online at

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

Memberships and Ticket Packages can be purchased through Riverside Concerts only. Order by phone at 507-328-2200 or 800-657-3980 or in person at 201 4th St. SE, Suite 170 (City Hall). Tickets available at Riverside Concerts in City Hall (walk-in or by phone, no handling fees), the Mayo Civic Center Box Office (walk-in, no handling fees), and Ticketmaster (online).

Riverside Concerts (Rochester Music Dept.) is a department of the City of Rochester, MN Government.