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Ensemble 61's 'Water Music' in NYM Jan. 12

Ensemble 61, a new music band, will perform at the James W. Mann Center for the Performing Arts inside the New York Mills School this Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 218-385-3339 or by e-mail at Admission is $12 advance reservation or $15 the night of the concert.

More details are available at the Cultural Center website,

Saturday's concert features music associated with water, including "The Voice of the Whale" by George Crumb; two songs by Jared Powell; "Steamboat Bill Junior" by Magnus Lindberg; "I Water, I Night" by Morgan Krauss; and "The Waters of Time" by Kristen Broberg with text by Pablo Neruda.

Ensemble 61 is a Saint Paul-based contemporary music group that brings new and experimental works to the public through concerts at traditional and non-traditional venues, web-based broadcasts, education/outreach programs, community engagement and an annual Highway 61 tour from Canada to New Orleans.

Its members have been featured by internationally recognized presenters such as the American Academy in Rome, Sonic Fusion Festival in Edinburgh, Bang on a Can in Massachusetts, SEAMUS National Conference, June in Buffalo in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Soundfield New and Experimental Music Festival in Chicago, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Ensemble 61 includes: Erik Barsness, percussion/ co-director, Kirsten Broberg, composer/co-director, Linda Chatterton, flute, Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano, Matthew McCright, piano, Emilia Mettenbrink, violin, Joel Salvo, cello, Paul Schimming, clarinet.