A week of music heritage at the History Center


The Winona County Historical Society has some fun music related programs coming up! Learn before you listen by joining in these engaging programs prior to related concerts.

Food For Thought: Lunchtime Learning Series
Winona Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating 110 Years, with Tim Hornseth, on Wednesday, March 7, at 12:05 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The Winona Symphony Orchestra was founded by Carl Ruggles in 1908. Board member Tim Hornseth will trace the history of the Symphony Orchestra through its 110 years. Then, join the orchestra for its Spring Anniversary Concert on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Somsen Hall in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium. Tickets to the concert are $15. Learn more at winonasymphony.org.

A ‘Page’ in History with Lúnasa
Friday, March 9, at 3 p.m. at the History Center. It is free and open to the public.

Join this Irish supergroup for an artist talk and demonstration. Band members will share about their music and their work together. Local fiddlers are welcome to come and join in with the group for the final songs of the afternoon. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Hailed by Folk Roots magazine as an “Irish music dream team,” its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade, such as The Waterboys, The Sharon Shannon Band, Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band, Coolfin, Moving Cloud, and Riverdance. Come hear from members of Lúnasa in this free hour-long personal presentation and get a sneak preview before the concert at the Page Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets for the performance and learn more at pagetheatre.org.

Find more about the Winona County Historical Society and its exhibits and programming at www.winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723 for more information.


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