Join us this May for the Silver Tea series, featuring toe-tappin’ tunes including traditional Scottish and Irish music, mariachi bands, traditional Chinese music, jazz, and old-fashioned sing-alongs.
The Silver Teas series, now in its 11th year, presents programs especially for folks age 55 and older at all Dakota County Library locations.
Programs are free.
Listen to traditional Scottish and Irish music performed by Willow Brae, a musical ensemble that weaves delightful Irish folktales and stories into a unique combination of Celtic harp and wind instruments. Space is limited.
Monday, May 2, 1–2 p.m.
Jerry Frasier, Comic Magician*
Enjoy close-up miracles, stage illusions and magical fun and laughs from a distinctive voice and comic energy that truly brings audience participation to a new level.
Thursday, May 5, 1–2 p.m.
Swingin' on a Star: the Voice of Van Heusen*
Let vocalist Vicky Mountain and her swinging band bring back memories with the musical compositions and collaborations of Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter and Academy Award Winner of “Swinging on a Star,” “All the Way” and “Call Me Irresponsible.” Space is limited.
Friday, May 6, 1–2 p.m.
Friday, May 6, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Listen to traditional songs dating back to the Civil War, well-known sing-along tunes, and original melodies sung by Dragonfly, a group of south metro folk singers ages 59–89. Refreshments begin at 10:30 a.m.; performance at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Revisit the music of icons from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Twin Tones presents a new take on old classics including the jazz standard “Tuxedo Junction” and Irving Berlin’s ballad “Always.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2–3 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Ave.
Inver Grove Heights
Settle in to see and hear a great performance by Paul Imholte, the "musical stringman" and master of a variety of instruments including the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, cello, harmonica, jaw harp, auto harp and spoons. Refreshments at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 1–3 p.m.
La Familia Torres-Peña*
Enjoy a lively performance by the Torres-Peña family, who are part of a full-scale mariachi band, as they talk about Mexican traditions, sing songs, and play the guitar, violin, vihuela and accordion.
Thursday, May 12, 2–3 p.m.
Enjoy and sing along with tenor and instrumentalist, Jason Hernandez, as he performs beloved standards of the jazz age and Italian Romantic numbers reminiscent of Mario Lanza classics. Space is limited.
Tuesday, May 17, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the traditional Chinese music of Gao Hong, a virtuosic player of the pipa, a four-stringed instrument introduced to China 2000 years ago. Gao tells about the instrument and dazzles with her impeccable technique.
Monday, May 23, 1–2 p.m.
Hear Lila Ammon, known to audiences in Europe and the United States as a vocalist whose artistry spans the history of jazz, perform songs from bebop, swing, Brazilian Bossa Nova and classic blues.
Thursday, May 26, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
South St. Paul