Fiddle-cello duo bring Celtic music to Zumbrota

March 5, 2019

ZUMBROTA — March is traditionally a time for Celtic music, and that will be the case when Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Hass perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.

The duo combines fiddle (Fraser) and cello (Haas) to create the rhythmic heart of Celtic music. Fraser was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011. His career has included work on the soundtracks of the movies “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Titanic.” Haas is a graduate of Juilliard School.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $29 at the door, available at 507-732-7616 and crossingsatcarnegie.com.


Lunch & Learn session features trio Friday

Rochester Music Guild ’s Lunch & Learn session Friday will feature the Heinrich von Herzogenberg Trio for Obie, Horn and Piano.

The piece will be performed by Karla Webb on oboe, Ronald Beitel on horn and Jan Matson on piano.

Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., with the program at noon at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. To reserve a catered lunch ($10), call 507-218-1084 or send email to education@rochestermusicguild.org.


Traditional dance from India heading to Chatfield

CHATFIELD — Ragamala Dance Company will present “Sacred Earth,” a dance piece for humans and nature, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S.

Ragamala, founded in 1992 and based in Minneapolis, tours extensively to present classical forms of Indian dance. “Sacred Earth” was created, said company member Aparna Ramaswamy, “to underscore the enduring relationship between man and nature in ancient cultures.”

In addition to the dance performance, Ragamala will conduct a hands-on Kolam workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts. Kolam is an art practice traditional at homes throughout south Asia.

Both events are free admission; a freewill offering will be accepted.


Oud player to perform at Rochester church

Ramy Adly, considered one of the best oud players in the world, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 Sixth Ave. SW, Rochester.

The oud is an 11-string instrument that resembles a guitar. Adly was born in Egypt, but now lives in the U.S. The concert is hosted by the Rochester International Friendship Center, which offers free assistance to newcomers, including ESL classes, sewing and cooking classes, counseling and fellowship.

A freewill offering will be accepted.