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2015 Ballroom Music Series: Dean Magraw

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:00pm


ASI is bringing the Hagström guitar to Minneapolis and putting it in the hands of our best hometown music heroes in this intimate music series in the historic Turnblad Mansion Ballroom.  The second Wednesday of each month (July-October), selected performers will pick-up the Hagström instrument of their choice to reference or play during their performance. Performances limited to 75 seats.

Sponsored by Eclipse Music.


Dean Magraw is pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate the sonic splendor and playability of the Hagström Guitar. In this solo performance, Dean will discuss the design features of the instrument(s) in the context of musical performance; some instrumental, some vocal accompaniment. Dean will be glad to answer questions from the audience as part of the concert.

Dean Magraw is more than a guitar virtuoso.  His utter unity with the instrument creates a musical experience that emanates from the stage, but cascades over the room in sheets of rejuvenating spirit.  Magraw’s performances demonstrate his mastery of musical expression and his penchant for world music sounds.  His many musical associations have included a long-time duo run with Peter Ostroushko, stints with Ruth McKenzie, Claudia Schmidt and Greg Brown, and an acclaimed 2006 recording with Chicago heavy hitter John Williams.  Dean won the NAIRD 1994 Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year for his solo debut, Broken Silence. 


$18 / ASI members, $20 / nonmembers. Museum admission is included. Cash bar available.

Click here or call 612-871-4907. Registration recommended.

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