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Huron Concert Association plans membership drive

Posted: Monday, Sep 2nd, 2013

The Huron Concert Association begins its membership drive this week with an outstanding lineup of live entertainment.

With four attractions scheduled in Huron, plus reciprocity agreements with Redfield, Mitchell and Pierre, the purchase of one HCA membership ticket for the 2013-2014 season offers a grand total of 17 opportunities to enjoy first-class entertainment for the whole family! Each concert, which is held in the Huron High School Auditorium, will begin at 7:30 pm.

The Huron season opens on Oct. 11 with the Unexpected Surfer Boys, A Tribute to the Beach Boys and Broadway. This rollicking show follows four hilarious guys at a bachelor party they will never forget! Featuring classic hits including “Surfin USA,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations,” this fully staged show offers timeless harmonies of the iconic group, plus high-octane choreography. A tribute to Broadway by these veteran Broadway performers will close out their program. This will truly be a “day-brightener” for the busiest of people!

Trio Voronezh will take the stage on Nov. 1 playing their traditional Russian folk instruments: a double-bass balalaika, a domra and a bajan. With astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation, the trio has the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical folk and contemporary music. Classically trained at the Conservatory in Voronezh, Russia, these three spectacular musicians formed their trio in 1993. Discovered playing Bach in a Frankfurt, Germany subway station, Trio Voronezh has since made several tours of the United States and has earned audience and critical praise. A musical treat is in store for all in attendance! On Jan. 25, be prepared for a nostalgic musical journey as a mixed quartet presents “Thank you for the Music — A Modern Tribute to ABBA.” With powerful harmonies, high energy dance, and unforgettable hits, songs such as “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” and “Take a Chance on Me” will bring back fond memories of the Swedish pop super-group. Scripted dialogue moves the show from song to song and highlights some of the important aspects of the original quartet — all done in good humor with lots of laughs!

To close out the season, on April 1, four of Canada’s finest young musicians will step-dance their award-winning percussive routines, plus join their parents in some high-energy fiddling! “Everything Fitz”, a family band from Ottawa Valley, Canada, will present a unique stage show which combines a variety of musical styles — everything from traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz and swing, Celtic and gospel as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines. The Fitzgerald Family includes siblings Julie, Kerry and Tom, who are all champion fiddlers, brother Pat who is a percussionist and parents Pam and Paddy who provide accompaniment on piano and bass guitar. This program offers wholesome, captivating entertainment for all ages, but particularly for families.

To round out the schedule of top quality entertainment available to HCA ticket holders, they may also attend concerts in:

• Mitchell — Unexpected Surfer Boys, Oct. 13; Songs of the Pioneers, Nov. 7; Everything Fitz, March 17; and Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Band, May 12;

• Pierre — Dakota Jazz Collective, Sept 15; Unexpected Surfer Boys, Oct. 14; Aureole Trio, Nov. 8; Tribute to ABBA, Feb. 25; and Abrams Brothers, March 22;

• Redfield— Goldwing Express, Oct. 3; Yelduz Shrine Chanters, Dec. 7; Abrams Brothers, March 23; and John Davidson, May 11. All out of town concerts begin at 7:30 pm in their respective communities except Unexpected Surfer Boys in Mitchell on Oct. 13 which is a 2 p.m. performance, and concerts in Pierre on Sept. 15 — Dakota Jazz Collective — and in Redfield on March 23 — Abrams Brothers, each of which has a 3 p.m. matinee.

Local sellers will be contacting those who have held season memberships in prior years. If you are new to the area or have never taken advantage of this entertainment opportunity, please contact Brenda Ruedebusch at 352-2272 or stop by Walker’s Flower Shop to purchase your tickets. Residents in Miller may call Darlene Droz, 853-2495, and in Wessington, call Mary Major, 458-2361.

Season membership prices are the same as in previous years, with pricing packages for adults, students and families. Memberships can also be purchased at the first concert on Oct. 11.

For the complete article see the 09-01-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 09-01-2013 paper.

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