Showcase March-April 2015 - page 48

Roderick Cox
, now welcomed for his debut
with the Minnesota Orchestra, served for two years as assistant
conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
and music director of the Alabama Symphony
Youth Orchestra. This season he also conducts
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A champion of
contemporary music and living composers, he
has led the Alabama Symphony in
new works by such composers as
Gabriel Kahane, Andrew Norman
and Henry Panion. Winner of the
2013 Robert J. Harth Conducting
Prize, he has been awarded fellowships by the
Chicago Sinfonietta and the Chautauqua Music
Festival. More:
The Okee Dokee Brothers
childhood friends Justin Lansing
and Joe Mailander—have
warmed hearts of audiences
young and old alike with their
performances and recordings
of Americana folk music born
of their shared passion for the
natural world. Winners of a Grammy
Award for their 2012 album
Can You
, a musical travelogue of their
canoe trip down the Mississippi River, the
Okee Dokee Brothers bring their witty, lyrical music to family
audiences with the goal of inspiring children and their parents
to get outside and experience nature. Their most recent album
Through the Woods
, which features music inspired by their
trek along the Appalachian Trail; it earned a 2014 Grammy
nomination for Best Children’s Album. Lansing and Mailander,
who live in Minneapolis, are
joined in this concert by
band members Becky
Gaunt, Liz Draper
and Jed Anderson.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2 pm Orchestra Hall
The Okee Dokee Brothers
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Roderick Cox
, conductor
Justin Lansing
, banjo and vocals
Joe Mailander
, acoustic guitar and vocals
Becky Gaunt
, fiddle
Liz Draper
, upright bass
Jed Anderson
, percussion
Family Concert
The program for this afteroon’s concert will be announced from the stage.
The Okee Dokee Brothers
thank you
Minnesota Orchestra education concerts are made possible in part through
Sit Investment Associates
Chair for Education.
This program is also presented for four Young People’s Concerts on April 15 and 16.
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