Old Main’s vintage Hammond organ is in place for Nancy Edstrom Bachler of Winona to play a great “Pop” concert November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor auditorium. Trempealeau County people who hear Nancy play “Bill Bailey,” “Slaughter on Fifth Avenue,” and “Tuxedo Junction” will be reminded of the late Robyn Docken’s style at the keyboard, whose fingers were always flying. Nancy will spend several hours with the organ at Old Main to find the right jazz settings for popular big numbers of the big band era and bring them to the perfection of performance that she is known for delivering. Nancy will also introduce her star student, Ian Schultz, who is working up a set of numbers as well. Nancy’s father most probably sold the organ to the brothers at Marynook when the campus was a novitiate. Nancy grew up playing the Hammond Organ, and she is delighted to give this concert with an “old friend.”
The November 9 show will also feature a wonderful display of Rosemaling in the seminar room on the second floor. Refreshments will be served.
The show is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for college students and younger. Ticket booklets are on sale that offer six adult admissions for $40.00 plus coupons for local restaurants and shops. These ticket booklets are good all through 2014, and they will make excellent stocking stuffers. The performing arts committee is beginning work on its winter and spring season.
Old Main is located at the south end of 12th St. in Galesville. Turn onto College Ave. to park. Check www.oldmain.org for more info.