Concert Stage: Czech band returns to Crossings

Czech band returns to Crossings

ZUMBROTA — A busy weekend of music is coming up Nov. 1- 2 in Zumbrota.

First, a musical taste of the Czech Republic will arrive in southeastern Minnesota when the acclaimed Czech band Druha Trava performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Crossings at Carnegie , 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.

The band, which plays Americana music with a Czech accent, is especially adept at fusing bluegrass, folk and rock into a style all its own. The band is led by Robert Krestan. who sings in both English and Czech, and multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina.

The concert selections usually range from Bob Dylan songs (sometimes sung in Czech) to acoustic versions of "Bad Moon Rising" and "Wild Horses," to original instrumentals. The band's most recent album is "Shuttle to Bethlehem."


Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

On Nov. 2, one of Minnesota's most enduring bands, the Daily Dillman Band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St.

The band formed in 1976 and won three Minnesota Music Awards in 1978. After taking a break for several years, the band reunited in 2003 and has since been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, performed this year at the Minnesota State Fair, and is releasing a new album.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door.

Tickets for both shows can be reserved by calling 507-732-7616.


Chris Silver Band brings new outlook

OAK CENTER — The Chris Silver Band, with a new international twist, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Oak Center General Store .


Silver, a noted mandolin player, has added Chico Chavez, a Peruvian percussionist, to his band. "Chico guides our music into a global acoustic melting pot and makes our music more than typical Americana singer/songwriter material, "Silver said. "It becomes a musical world that doesn't pay attention to geographic borders."

Tickets are $15, $5 for low-income folks, and can be reserved by sending e-mail to, or by sending a check in the proper amount to: Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. 63, Lake City, MN 55041.


'Tis season for Trombones Anonymous

Trombones Anonymous will perform a Fall concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Charter House, 211 Second St. N.W., Rochester.

The first half of the concert will feature marches and classic favorites arranged for trombone choir. The second half will include several jazz tunes.

Admission is free.



Winona Symphony opens season

WINONA — The Winona Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 W. Broadway, Winona.

Conductor Donald Lovejoy will give a pre-concert talk at 4 p.m.

The program consists of C.P.E. Bach's Sinfonia No. 5, Mendelssohn-Batholdy's String Symphony No. 8, and J.S. Bach's Orchestra Suite No. 2, with guest soloist Bethany Gonella on flute.

Tickets are $15 for general, $6 for students with ID.

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