Four local women will present a special musical tribute to their fathers entitled “For Our Fathers” on Sunday, June 16th from 2:30 to 3:30 at the Winona County History Center. Nancy Edstrom Bachler (piano), Rachael Ryan Dahlgren (cello), Morgan Edstrom Gish (vocals) and Heidi Guenther Ryan (violin) will perform an eclectic program honoring their well-known musical fathers, Hal Edstrom, Kevin Ryan, John Edstrom and Emil Guenther.
The event will include selections by Beethoven, Gershwin, Grieg, Schoenfield and Etta James - plus a few surprises. These families have had a long musical tradition in the Winona area and their histories have often intertwined with each other – Hal Edstrom and Kevin Ryan both directed the Mabel High School Band (about 50 years apart); John Edstrom played in Emil Guenther’s band; Kevin, Heidi and Rachael were next door neighbors of Nancy and they often collaborated musically; Nancy and her niece, Morgan, have also performed together throughout the years. A free will donation will be taken and a short reception will follow the event.