Join us this May for the Silver Teas series featuring traditional Swedish and Finnish music, American songbook classics, flamenco and bluegrass, pop masterpieces from the late 1800s to early 1960s, and new original songs.
The Silver Teas series, now in its 14th year, presents programs especially for folks age 55 and older.
Programs are free.
Sherry Minnick and Phil Nusbaum
Hear original banjo music, country and bluegrass tunes, and classics from the American songbook performed by Sherry Minnick and Phil Nusbaum.
Wednesday, May 1, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Roe Family Singers
Hear selections featuring the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, jug, washboard and more from this good-time, old-time hillbilly band.
Regina Senior Living
1175 Nininger Road, Hastings
Thursday, May 2, 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.
Monday, May 6, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Enjoy acoustic traditional Klezmer music, the lively and serious social music of Eastern European Jewish people, performed by Eisner's Klezmorim.
Tuesday, May 7, 1–2 p.m.
Enjoy guitar music performed by Michael Hauser, a Minnesota man known as the Midwest's greatest flamenco master, and hear stories from his travels through Spain.
Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m.–noon
Hear acoustic traditional music from Sweden, Finland and Minnesota played on nyckelharpas, mandolins and a harmonium. Performed by Tjärnblom.
Rambling River Center
325 Oak St., Farmington
Tuesday, May 14, 2–3 p.m.
Enjoy an introduction to Persian history, geography and culture through a spirited performance on duduk, violin, oud, tar, choombush, saz and guitar by Twin Cities music veterans Robayat.
Wednesday, May 15, 2–3 p.m.
Brian and Sheralyn Barnes
Hear Brian and Sheralyn Barnes present pop masterpieces from the late 1800s to the early 1960s using the Spanish guitar, Italian mandolin, African banjo and Hawaiian ukulele, and enjoy stories about both the music and the people behind the songs.
Wednesday, May 22, 1–2 p.m.
All Programs sponsored by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.