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Beethoven and Banjos: Sacred Places

The Beethoven and Banjos festival celebrates the intersections of folk and classical music. In this third annual festival, Decoda will collaborate with singer/songwriter May Erlewine and composer-in-residence Evan Chambers. The theme of the program is "Sacred Places" and will include two world premieres.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Hamilton Berry, cello - Evan Premo, double bass
Guest Artists
May Erlewine, singer/songwriter/guitarist
Evan Chambers, composer-in-residence/vocalist
Laurel Premo, banjo/violin - Mary Bonhag, soprano - Jeremy Jordan, piano

Friday, September 29th, 7:30 pm ET
Reynolds Recital Hall, Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855

Saturday September 30th, 7:30 pm ET
The Ontonagon Theater
311 North Steel Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953

Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm CT
The Crystal Theatre
304 Superior Avenue, Crystal Falls, MI 49920

In addition to the above we will be presenting three interactive performances.
Students from seven local middle and high schools will participate.

Sacred Places
featuring the music of
Evan Chambers and May Erlewine

River Jordan May Erlewine

Love Dogs Evan Chambers

Wild May Erlewine

The Old Burying Ground Evan Chambers
And Pass from Hence Away
Uncut Grass
Nancy Eliza

Shake the World May Erlewine


Sister Says May Erlewine

As the Wind was Plowing [World Premiere] Laurel Premo

Both Sides of the Problem - from Seul Choix [World Premiere] Evan Chambers

Please May Erlewine

Guest Cabin Evan Chambers

Grateful May Erlewine
People’s Song

Later Event: October 13
Decoda at Lyrica Chamber Music