Tiny Berm Concert
Friday, September 29, 6:00-7:00pm
Vetter Stone Plaza
2nd St & Walnut St
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild, 523 S 2nd St, Mankato.
Nathan Hanson will present a concert of music for solo soprano saxophone on September 29 at 6:00-7:00PM at Vetter Stone Plaza (2nd & Walnut Street) in City Center Mankato.
Composer and saxophonist, Nathan Hanson, has performed in venues from concert halls to prisons, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in places ranging from St. Paul to Slovenia, Paris to Pittsburgh, Milano to Mankato, and Rome (both Italy and Georgia).
His compositions and recordings have been featured on radio, television and film in the United States and Europe. He is a graduate of Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina. He lived in Mankato between 1988 and 1990 when he taught music at Loyola High School and Fitzgerald Middle School. Hailed as an “extraordinary performer with a beautiful tone and concept” (Cadence magazine), Mr. Hanson makes his home in St. Paul, MN since 2006 following a residency in New York from 1998-2006.
His playing has been called “seductively pithy” (Signal to Noise magazine), “unexpectedly tasteful and dignified” (Improjazz) and “immediately accessible without sacrificing musical smarts” (Destination: OUT) with “tinges of Jan Garbarek and Albert Ayler” (Exclaim!). Awards include grants and commissions from New Music USA, The American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, City of St. Paul Cultural STAR, The Cedar Cultural Center, MN State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The Southern Theater, and the National Performing Arts Convention.
Nathan is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The concert is being presented by Twin Rivers Council for the Arts.
More information about Nathan Hanson and his music is available at www.nathanhanson.com.
The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the intimate saxophone sounds of Nathan Hanson!