Family concerts open with Minnesota Percussion Trio

Travel on a whirlwind tour of musical traditions with Around the World in 80 Beats, Schubert Club’s first Music in the Park Family Concert of the season.

The Minnesota Percussion Trio will perform two concerts on Friday, March 16, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2135 Carter Ave. The concerts will begin at 6 and 7:15 p.m. The Trio will begin its musical tour in Minnesota, followed by an up-tempo polka on the marimba, Guatemala’s national instrument. Concert-goers will hear sounds from Brazil, a Spanish Flamenco and Middle Eastern tar dance rhythms. They will then take listeners to to Ghana with the gourd, the shekere, and to Australia with that country’s own musical invention, the Lagerphone. The trio will return to the United States for some West Coast jazz and early Rock ‘n’ Roll on the drum set, an instrument created in the United States.

The Family Concert Series features nationally and locally celebrated performing artists in programs of folk, ethnic and classical music. Tickets are choose-your-ownpricing, from $0-5 per person. This popular series tends to sell out fast, so ticket reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at or by calling 651- 292-3268 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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