Fabulous Fall Refrain at Crystal Theatre
October brings a range of musical events to the Crystal Theatre as wide as the music of this country – from County Music’s icon Lee Greenwood to the music of American composers as far back as 1750.
The U.P.’s annual cross-genre music festival, Beethoven and Banjos, comes to Crystal Falls.
Sunday, October 6 - 2pm CDT. 2019 marks the fifth annual week-long collaboration between members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall's affiliate ensemble) and a folk ensemble creating and performing music together in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. "The music will be chosen and composed to be a direct celebration of the UP's landscape, culture, and heritage," says Beethoven and Banjos Artistic Director and UP native Evan Premo. Musicians participating in the 2019 festival include Joshua Davis - guitar, David Kaplan – piano, Catherine Gregory - flute, Mary Bonhag – Soprano, Evan Premo – Double Bass. Admission for this event is “come as your – pay what you can.”
Country Music icon Lee Greenwood takes the stage for the Theatre’s third annual Legend’s Series event. Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit, seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles. His hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months. This event is reserved seating. Contact the theatre for tickets.
On Saturday, October 12, 7:00 pm CDT, nationally renowned pianist Trevor Stephenson and a quartet of outstanding vocalists perform masterworks by American composers Scott Joplin, Louis Gottschalk, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, and Richard Rogers in their original arrangements. They will present a grand tour from pre-Revolutionary War tunes, to the dreamy ballads of Stephen Foster, to the art-songs of Charles Ives, to the awakening energy of Ragtime, and ending with the great Broadway musicals of the 1920’s and 30’s. The vocal quartet includes Nola Richardson – soprano, Clara Osowski – mezzo-soprano, Scott Brunscheen – tenor, Michael Hawes – bass, Trevor Stephenson – piano. (This production will be filmed October 9 in Madison by Wisconsin Public Television for airing statewide in 2020.) This is a Gem of a Season event.
Tickets are available at TheCrystalTheatre.org and at the box office.