Join us this May for the Silver Teas series featuring tunes includingtraditional Latin American music to an American take on French Gypsy Jazz, pop songs from the late 1800s to early 1960s and new original songs.
The Silver Teas series, now in its 13th year, presents programs especially for folks age 55 and older.
Programs are free.
Enjoy the four part harmony and corny jokes of the Riverchase Quartet followed by light refreshments.
Tuesday, May 1, 1–2 p.m.
Tales of Trickery*
Sing a greeting song in Swahili and participate in “call and response” throughout the performance. Be captivated by colorful characters from African and African-American folktales in a lively performance by Nothando Zulu.
Lawshe Memorial Museum
130 3rd Ave. N.
South St. Paul
Wednesday, May 2, 2–3 p.m.
Join singer-songwriter Ann Reed and marvel as she composes a song with ideas from the audience.
Monday, May 7, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Leo & Kathy Lara: Música, Lengua y Cultura*
Hear the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango, sing a Cuban lullaby, and listen to Latin American folk music with performances by Leo and Kathy Lara.
Thursday, May 10, 1–2 p.m.
The Lost 40*
Discover the unique music of British and Irish lumberjacks who worked here in the days when pine was king in the 1880s. Hear nationally renowned master of Celtic music Brian Miller delve into Minnesota's history accompanied by Randy Gosa on mandola, guitar and tenor banjo.
Wednesday, May 16, 10–11:30 a.m.
Harpourri with Andrea Stern*
Sing along and enjoy music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century in classical, world and popular styles played on one of the world's oldest stringed instruments. See Harpo Marx make an appearance as Andrea Stern explores the harp's role in movies and media.
Thursday, May 17, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 17, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Jazz with Schulte, Senjem and Philipsek*
Hear a distinctly American take on the French Gypsy Jazz of the 1930s. Showcasing a blend of classic and original material, the group features Reynold Philipsek on vocals and guitar, Prairie Home Companion veteran violinist Gary Schulte, and bassist Matt Senjem.
Tuesday, May 22, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2–3 p.m.
Switched at Birth*
Hear bluegrass band Switched at Birth with singer Pam Kolupailo and enjoy their interpretations of country songs, traditional bluegrass, rock and roll, along with Irish and jazz tunes.
Thursday, May 24, 1–2 p.m.
Note: This performer will be playing in substitution for the originally scheduled Brian and Sheralyn Barnes, as listed in the program guide and the Silver Teas brochure.
Join internationally known musicians Ann and Charlie Heymann for a performance of Irish and other Celtic music featuring the Gaelic wirestrung harp, button accordion, guitar, cittern, flute, whistle and bodhran.
Rambling River Center
325 Oak St.
Tuesday, May 29, 1–2:30 p.m.
*Programs sponsored by the Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.