Tricounty News

Concert at Dassel History Center April 22

Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear in a unique concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, (Earth Day) at the Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum, 901 First St. N.

Under the title “Earth Tones,” Pelon will perform on approximately 20 ancient and modern wind, string and free-reed instruments and voice. “Music and narrative will reflect our engagement with nature,” Pelon said.

Pelon has performed throughout the U.S. and in China, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand. She has performed with symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia String quartet, on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Recently she received a 2014 Arts Tour Minnesota Grant Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

“We are very happy to bring this program to the Dassel area,” states Carolyn Holje, museum director. “It is a great opportunity for area residents.”

Sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society and the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association, this activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. There is NO admission charge.

For more information, contact the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum, (320) 275-3077, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .